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    Great Finish Tips Using an HVLP Sprayer

    Have you ever tried to spray latex paint through an HVLP sprayer? If so, were you happy with the surface finish that you were able to achieve by using the paint directly out of the can? It can be humbling and downright frustrating to say the least. The HVLP sprayer struggles to fully atomize the… Read more »

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    Techniques for Painting MDF to Get an Antique Finish

    Many woodworkers have a love/hate relationship with MDF. The good news is that it’s very inexpensive, and machines well. The bad news is that MDF isn’t much to look at. This leaves a lot of woodworkers wondering about techniques for painting MDF. Antiquing The real gee whiz part of the technique we’re teaching in this… Read more »

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    “Rock” Your Next MDF Project with Textured Paint

    MDF is a popular material to use for a variety of woodworking projects because it is inexpensive, dense, extremely flat, can hold a crisp edge and comes in large sheets for efficient material use. All of these attributes make it desirable for use in cabinetry, shop jigs, and also projects created on a CNC. As… Read more »

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    HVLP Sprayer Techniques for Your Woodshop

    If you’re making woodworking projects, you need to put finish on them. This may have you interested in an HVLP sprayer for your shop. HVLP (high volume low pressure) sprayers have really advanced in recent years. One of the largest benefits of HVLP is the limited overspray you get when using them. The package The… Read more »

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    Prevent Corning When Sanding Shellac

    Shellac is a great finish, and can be used for many different aspects of finishing. However, some woodworkers run into problems when sanding shellac, such as corning. Corning is when gobs of finish start to stick to your sandpaper. This isn’t good, and can quickly ruin a finish. Corning Causes What causes corning to happen?… Read more »

  • Benefits of an HVLP Spray Gun

    Benefits of an HVLP Spray Gun

    Are you mystified by HVLP spray gun systems and the multiple controls that spray guns have? We’ll walk you through the benefits that a turbine provides, and the finish control provided by the air cap, fan width and spray volume. SprayPort 6000 Series and Pro-8 provided by Earlex. For more information, visit www.earlex.com.

  • Tips for Choosing Aerosol Tips

    Tips for Choosing Aerosol Tips

    George Vondriska teaches you how to choose the type of aerosol can tip you plan to use for finishing your woodworking projects. Various nozzles have different shaped tips, so the spray comes out in a unique pattern. You should be aware of the tip that you are using before you go to apply your aerosol… Read more »

  • Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly

    Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly

    If you’re anything like George, you don’t like stressing over the minute details of a project after you think you’re already done. So George Vondriska teaches you the advantages to finishing a woodworking project before assembly. By applying finish to a piece with tight corners and small spaces prior to final assembly, you can avoid… Read more »

  • Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat

    Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat

    Part three of the finishing process includes pointers on selecting a good top coat. Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine shows you four of the most popular top coats including shellac, lacquer, water based polyurethane and oil based polyurethane. He will discuss the properties and advantages of each top coat as well as how to apply… Read more »

  • Finishing Part 2: Choosing and Using the Best Stain

    Finishing Part 2: Choosing and Using the Best Stain

    Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine continues the three-part process of creating the perfect finish with information on choosing, testing and using wood stain. The techniques you learn from Jim will help increase your confidence when staining your woodworking projects. Related Videos: Part 1: Sanding – The Perfect Finish Starts Here Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch… Read more »