Why Is My Stainable Wood Filler Not Staining?

Stainable Wood Filler Not Staining

Wood filler is a substance used to fill imperfections in wood, such as nail holes, cracks, and dents. It is typically made from a combination of wood fibers, resin, and a hardening agent. It can be applied with a putty …

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Can You Stain MDF?

Can You Stain MDF

Everything today has an acronym, and they have become a part of the English lexicon in everyday use now.  You probably use some of them, too, at the least when you are using a messaging app on your phone.  LOL, …

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How To Get A High Gloss Finish On Wood

How To Get A High Gloss Finish On Wood

I now tend more to oil finishes for our woodworking projects; there is something to be said for a high-gloss finish.  It adds a wonderful air of elegance to wood and adds depth and quality to its appearance. QUICK ANSWER: …

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What Is The Best Finish For Wooden Coasters?

Coaster Set

I’ve learned over the years that the final touch to any project can significantly impact its functionality and longevity. This is especially true for wooden coasters, a seemingly simple project that requires careful consideration of the finish used. In this …

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How To Remove Danish Oil From Wood

How To Remove Danish Oil From Wood

We like wood oil finishes, and have moved in their direction for our finish of choice and away from some of the other popular finishes like polyurethane, shellac, and varnish. We like wiping the oil on and in, and we …

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Can You Stain Caulk? Simple Tips For Stained Caulking

Can You Stain Caulk

Curious about staining caulk and how it can elevate your DIY projects? You’ve found the right article! I’ll explore whether you can stain caulk and share some straightforward tips for achieving beautifully stained caulking. Understanding this can make a huge …

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Does Tung Oil Finish Darken Wood?

Does Tung Oil Finish Darken Wood

We’ve moved away from wood stains, both water-based and oil-based stains, for our woodworking projects and graduated to drying oils.  We love the look and the feel, and we enjoy the cloth rub to apply it to the wood. There’s …

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How Many Coats Of Lacquer Should I Apply?

Spray Can of Lacquer

When applying lacquer to wood, the number of coats required varies based on the wood type, application method, and the working environment. Typically, you should anticipate applying at least 3 to 5 coats for brush applications and 6 to 9 …

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Should You Sand Between Coats of Stain?

Should You Sand Between Coats of Stain

Even we woodworking hobbyists want our projects to have a professional look when we’re done. We want the corners to be square; we want the tables to be level; we want the finish to be even and blotch-free; and we …

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Is Tung Oil Food Safe On Wood?

Is Tung Oil Food Safe On Wood

We were discussing finishes the other day with a friend, a fellow woodworking hobbyist, and in particular, our current preferences.  We talked about stains and topcoats and such, finish products we’ve both used in the past, and we found we’d …

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How To Fix Blotchy Gel Stain (Easy To Follow Steps)

Fix Blotchy Gel Stain

We know what blotchy means…patchy, covered with blotches, uneven, spotty.  When it comes to woodworking, we know also that we don’t like blotchy finishes.  A spotty and uneven finish on our project almost takes the fun out of woodworking after …

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