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Refinishing Wood Furniture: A Beginner’s Guide

I really enjoy refinishing wood furniture and I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. I’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help DIY’ers and beginner’s with their wood refinishing projects. First things first… does your wood furniture really need to be refinished?  Things to consider: Is the construction high quality? Is it solid wood …

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Food Safe wood stain

A Complete Guide to Food Safe Wood Stain and Sealers

During my time as a paint department manager, I had many customers ask me what type of food safe wood stain and sealer would best for things like butcher blocks, cutting boards, salad bowls, wooden utensils etc. According to George Snyder, a Product Manager with Woodcraft, “all finishes made after 1972 are food-safe when cured …

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General Finishes Gel Stain: Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

General Finishes Gel Stain: Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Are you thinking about refinishing your kitchen cabinets, but don’t want to spend the time stripping and sanding off the old finish? I have the perfect solution! General Finishes Gel Stain can give your kitchen cabinets a fresh and updated look.Read on, to find out how I refinished …

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What’s the difference between protective finishes like lacquer, varnish, polyurethane and shellac?

Protective Finishes This is a great question because these terms are often used interchangeably to reference a final top coat or protective finish. Each of these products differ from each other and should not be used interchangeably. However, these products are all classified as protective finishes. It’s important to know which protective finish will work best …

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