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What kind of stain is recommended for a weathered antique front door - gel stain or wiping stain?

I have an old weathered front door that I want to sand then stain and then seal with marine varnish. Should I use a gel stain or a wiping stain? Would gel stain be better because it's a vertical door ...
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What is VMD spray paint A002L3

I bough this product which is a transparent varnish with gloss, with this code LUCIDO:- But when i open the can i found that it has this code A002L3, as follow:- so not sure why i got 2 codes? and ...
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Compatibility with polyurethane varnish

Is it possible to use a polyurethane outdoor varnish over a previous alkyd/synthetic resin outdoor (marine) varnish? I wonder if this may cause trouble for example due to their different compositions. ...
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What clear product for sealing an exterior stained door

I have a light-colored oak exterior door which I have stained. I have realized I need to seal it somehow. In reading what would make sense for sealing a stained exterior door, I came across marine ...
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Varnish or other sealant for yellowtongue under carpet?

I live in a humid area and currently have wool carpet on yellowtongue. In really humid periods, the wool soaks up the moisture and even starts to get the particleboard underneath damp. It stinks and ...
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Can i apply glossy clear coat Acrylic varnish paint over colored Acrylic varnish paint

I have a metal frame and i spray it with aluminum colored Acrylic varnish paint using this product where i applied 2 coats and the final result look v good to me.. Now to protect the varnish i am ...
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How to cover these scratches on my door?

Cat scratches on varnished wooden door: tried rubbing walnuts, only hides the smallest scratches not the big ones. Is there any paint or varnish I could use in an attempt to cover this mess?
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How can I tell if this is a wood stain or a gloss coat so that I can match the finish

Part of stairs that weren't finished by the previous owner for unknown reasons. I want to finish to match, but not sure if I am supposed to use a wood stain, varnish, or if I can use a polyurethane ...
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Can i add acrylic clear coat over an epoxy paint for outdoor project

I used this epoxy paint product from Rust-Oleum (Amazon link) to paint our refrigerator and it worked well, at least for 3 years from now. But as the refrigerator is indoor I did not use any clear ...
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How can I make textured tiles pick up less dirt

After having them installed, I realized that the textured tiles that I chose pick up dirt off of shoes extremely easily. The dirt can be cleaned off with water and a little effort, but in order for ...
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Refinishing stained wooden doors

A little while ago I had a contractor doing building and decoration work. As part of the decoration, they managed to apply the wrong colour wood stain to door frames, doors and skirting boards. ...
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Varnishing at low temperatures

I need to varnish (I have an oil-based polyurethane) some piece of furniture. I can't do this in my house, but I could do it in garage, however I worry about the temperature, obviously the garage is ...
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What is better for plywood - varnish or paint

I have an old cheap tea table, which I'd like to fix a bit and re-paint or re-varnish. The top of it is a plywood, its surface has scratches and stains, the table is stained black, but I'm not sure if ...
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Applying Wood Conditioner to Pine - How much should I use?

I have a pine window sill that was beat up over 40 years. I sanded it (down to 60 grit with sandpaper frequently clogging), applied wood preconditioner, and tonight I applied the stain (oil based). ...
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Does varnishing floors create a fire hazard?

I am considering buying a house with new wooden floors. I am not sure yet what type of varnish/sealent is in use. I am concerned that the fire escape route is wooden, and I do not want to increase the ...
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Durable top coat for MDF worktop / workbench

I need to build a desk / worktop / workbench for my retro computer projects. It will be used daily, so I want to have extreme durability to protect against wears, scuffs and scratches as much as ...
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Which varnish to choose for a first time job (desk)?

I am building desks for my children: a wooden slab on a standing desk frame. The wooden slab is 160 x 80 x 2 cm and is made of smaller pieces of oak (probably) glued together. They form a nice flat ...
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Refinishing table, Water-Based Polyurethane Dries Fast and Leaves Blush after Sand. What to do?

Here are the facts: Pine table I applied a wood conditioner at the beginning. I stained in the garage with the garage door open. Super high humidity now. The water-based polyurethane dries super ...
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Tiny star like dots appearing in the varnish

I am trying to high gloss varnih the Oak bed to my old Chevy truck, I removed the bed from the truck sanded it back to wood, the bed is only 4 years old, starting with 80 grit then 120 the 240 and ...
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How to correctly varnish/lacquer all sides of a countertop?

I am about to apply a varnish/lacquer[1] to a fairly non-small countertop (200x50cm). Because it'll be in the bathroom I want to apply it on all sides. I also want to minimize the amount of times I ...
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Should I use a wood stain before varnishing my indoor floor?

I had been talking to a carpenter friend and for whatever reason, I had come away thinking the best way to varnish the floor was to first stain it and then paint clear varnish over it. The ...
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Over sanded between coats of varnish

I’ve finally stained and applied a first coat of varnish (oil based poly in satin finish) to a dining table. I went to sand it lightly once dried as per instructions - I think I used a way too rough ...
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Can I sand and re-varnish a flawed area on my staircase?

I have a new staircase that's gone in, and I've happily stained and varnished it. Now I have a problem. It appears that on the handrail that was varnished, some of the adhesive from tape that was ...
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How to effectively and efficiently remove varnish from wood

I have been restoring an old staircase. I started sanding it with fine sandpaper and then tried rougher paper. It seems that the varnish layer on the wood is melting when sanding over it and sticking ...
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How to fix scuffs and scratches on wood door?

When passing a sofa through door I saw a few scratches after and even some irregularities. I know there are some pastes I can use to fix the irregularities and on the past I used some kind of varnish ...
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Respirator for spray varnish on oil paints!

I am a beginner artist, and I have just painted an artwork using Winsor & Newton water Mixable oil color paintings with a brush. Yet I didn’t wear a respirator since I didn’t know about it. ...
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Is it okay to not varnish wooden furniture before use?

I recently bought a bedframe, but due to budget constraints, I didn't choose the varnished option, just 'unstained raw timber' - which is smooth, but not varnished or stained, as described. I'm just ...
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Fixing chipped table corner

While assembling a recently bought table, the top board fell down onto the floor due to my clumsiness. The result of which was a chipped corner, breaking the white varnishing and exposing what looks ...
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Wood finish to handle high temperatures (not turn cloudy)

I'm building a mobile bench top for my home brewing system. The system will be all electric powered by heating elements actually in the kettles (think hot water heating elements). When this type of ...
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If apiece of wood furniture is varnished, can i just paint right over it?

If apiece of wood furniture is varnished, can i just paint right over it or any special advice?
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Sanding and revarnishing areas of different shades (wood floors)

I have been sanding my wooden floor with the intent of revarnishing. However, before I did this I moved a few 1kitchen counters and such around. So now the areas which had counters on top for the ...
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How to make my cheap but well sanded wood look glossy

I built a few wooden thing with cheap pine and plywood. They are working very fine. I like to make them look glossy. I expect there are thick varnish products that can do the job. So my cheap woods ...
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Can chipboard shelves be varnished?

Note: including a lot of details to avoid XY problem. Background I have been dealing with a minor pest (psocids, in case you're wondering, but I don't want the conversation to become about that), ...
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Painting over lead based varnish

Can I paint over lead based varnish with a primer and paint without stripping the varnish?
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applying varnish to wood in the sun

I have some wood that I want to apply varnish to. My garage is exceptionally dusty and my house is pretty bad too. My question is, is it okay to apply varnish outside in the sunshine? Will it still ...
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How can I repaint an antique piece of furniture that was varnished?

I want to repaint/varnish a piece of furniture, but have no idea if I can use a similar paint color, or if I need to find the exact type of varnish used. Is there a big difference in varnish vs paint?
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Protecting outdoor plywood table

I have a small balcony on which air conditioning units are placed. My wife would like me to build a table over the air units, where she can grow flowers, herbs and veggies. Using what I have ...
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Tacky Danish oil surface on stained Tasmanian Oak

I'm a newbie to woodwork and surprised myself by successfully creating an even Black Japan stain on some Tasmanian Oak. I then decided to finish it with Danish Oil. Somehow I arrived at the decision ...
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Sanding, staining and varnishing wood, outside

I'm new to wood stuff in general and I want to build a mini closet, but my wife is pregnant, I was wondering if I can sand, stain, varnish, etc. outside and wait for the fumes to disperse and then put ...
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How do you get rid of hand prints on a pine table from under a treatment of colored danish oil? [closed]

I was varnishing a new unfinished pine table, and decided to use a fine sandpaper over the surface of the table. While doing this I rested my hand on the table, and might have left some sweat/body oil ...
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"sap allowed" in walnut timber

I've been looking at getting some timber for a shelf, and found a place online selling walnut "sap allowed" - which I initially took to mean "might be 'sappy'". Having thought some more about it ...
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Treat soft wood floor

I recently bought a house and the bedroom has a wooden floor. I have attached a picture of the floor, after it has been sanded. I have sanded the floor level and finished it with a P120 grain. I am ...
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How do you varnish a laminate kitchen worktop?

The laminate workshop is looking a bit dull, would like to use Danish oil or similar, will it work on laminate surfaces?
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Dye laminate which lost its color because of detergent

A bottle of detergent for toilets leaked on my laminate for 3 days. The laminate became filled with it on a small area (less than 10cm²). The floor lost its colors and it slightly tinted in blue (the ...
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How should I repair these very damaged floor boards?

I've recently moved in to an apartment where the floor boards are damaged in some areas, presumably because there has been a lot of traffic in these spots. And it has been like this for years it seems,...
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Refinishing chop block counter top

I have bought my first house. I am DIYing my kitchen renovation. I have chop block countertops from IKEA and an undermount stainless steel kitchen sink. I know its not wise to undermount with a wood ...
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How can I get replacement floorboards to match existing floorboards?

I've just moved into a 1930's house and have started work on restoring the original floorboards. I had to replace around one third in each room with new boards from a local timber yard. After sanding ...
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How to apply varnish of a different color on a varnished wood shed?

We have a wood shed that's only 1 year old or so. After the wood shed was assembled, we applied a varnish called mahogany. That day, I was at work. When I came home, the varnish has already been ...
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Does Mineral spirit make for good wood Pre-Conditioner?

I was at the HomeDepot the other day and was informed that I could pre-Condition wood using Mineral spirit. However, this is the information came from the very same person who told me that I could use ...
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Is wood strength affected after weathering wood?

Lately I have been looking at tutorials for weathering some Maple wood with vinegar but I couldn't find any mention if it may cause any long term issues with the wood such as splitting, warping, etc. ...