Wood Finishing Tips: Using Kraft Paper for a Smooth Finish

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George Vondriska demonstrates one of his expert wood finishing tips that you might not have considered. He teaches you how to use a piece of kraft paper or the brown paper grocery bag you have in your kitchen drawer when you want to remove an overly glossy or textured finish from your project. The kraft paper acts almost like a low grit sandpaper and knocks off only the thinnest layer of finish.

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