Can You Stain Over Paint?

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I have a piece of painted wood but want to darken and protect it…Do I really need to strip off the paint first or can you apply stain over painted wood? Yes, you can stain directly over painted wood. Applying stain over paint is an easy and practical way to protect wood without the hassle … Read more

How to Apply Wax on Wood (Wax Finish)

Whatever wooden items you have in your home, you would like them to look smooth and shiny. There are many different types of finish that you can apply to wood surfaces to make them look sleek. Waxing hardwood floors is a good and economical way of restoring life into the wood. In the mid-1900s, wax … Read more

Wipe-On Polyurethane vs Brush-On (Pros & Cons)

With all the varieties of wood finish available on the market, you could get confused as to which one is most suitable for a particular job as a woodworker. No woodworking project is complete without applying a wood finish to the surface of the wood. One of the most widely-used types of wood finish is … Read more

Wipe On Poly – Everything You Need To Know (FAQs)

Wipe-on polyurethane is a kind of wood finish that is applied by wiping the product onto the surface of the wood using a rag or a piece of cloth rather than brushing it on. Wipe-on poly is a popular choice for finishing furniture, cabinets, and other wood surfaces since it is relatively easy to use compared … Read more

Lacquer vs Polyurethane – Wood Finish Comparison

Anyone who regularly works on woodworking projects will understand the significance of applying a finish to the wood. Once you complete a wood item, you should apply a coating to protect its surface and enhance its looks. Two popular types of finish are lacquer and polyurethane.   Each type has unique characteristics, and as a … Read more

Varnish vs Lacquer -Wood Finish Pros & Cons

If you have a lot of confidence in wood as most of us do, you will likely have a lot of woodwork in your home. To get the best out of wood, you have to apply a wood finish to it as a final touch. If you use a wood finish, your wood takes on … Read more

Varnish vs Polyurethane -Wood Finish Pros & Cons

As a woodworker, you will come across situations regularly where you have to apply finish to wooden surfaces. The process of coating wood with a protective or decorative layer is known as “finishing.” We get different types of finish, depending on the type of surface that we are finishing. The various types of finish are … Read more

7 Types of Wood Stain

The final stage of woodwork is to apply a finish. We often use “stain” as a finish to the surface of the wood. Wood stain comprises pigments that we may dissolve or suspend in a “vehicle” which would typically be a solvent like water or alcohol There are several different kinds of wood stains. The … Read more

Varnish vs Stain – Wood Finish Comparison

Wood is an immensely-used and widely popular material for various applications. We find wooden items all over our homes. In cold regions, you will find wood that makes up the flooring, and you can also see complete buildings made of wood. Then, wood plays a prominent role in furniture and outdoor accessories like decks, railings, … Read more

How do you use French polish?

A Comprehensive Guide to French Polish In woodworking, building anything made out of wood is only a part of the job. After making something out of wood, we need to apply a finish to its surface. It is not enough to only smoothen the surface by using a planer, file, or sandpaper. We usually apply … Read more