What Kind of Finish Should You Use? | WOOD FINISHING BASICS

What Kind of Finish Should You Use? | WOOD FINISHING BASICS


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  1. jonathan198627

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    where do i find a good how to stain with oil or water based stain vid

  2. Spencer Kissick

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Man I love your micro jig ads . Like I know they're coming every time but they still crack me up

  3. Logan Third

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Dear Mr. Ramsey, I am a total beginner and would like to ask a question which may be silly, but I am not ashamed to ask when I don't know something: would it be acceptable if I sprayed lacquer on top of French polish?

    I love the look of French polish, but I also understand that it is very vulnerable to water and I would like to use it on a tea cart I will restore for someone, but if it gets water damage it will not really last very long, given the fact that it IS a tea cart and will be used as such.

    Mind, I have very little idea how I will do the restoration project (been going to school on YouTube and you are one of my favorites because you are providing rational, easy to understand advice which is directed at the needs of people watching your channel rather than at making yourself look great, which is something a lot of people unfortunately do).

    But then again that is exactly why I want to do it — the joy of discovering how to do things, of getting one's hands dirty and working and failing and then finally going AHA, got it now!

    Thank you for not getting mad at me 🙂

  4. Stephen Larsen

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Thanks for the great video Steve. Any recommendations on a good brush to use? I know you mention to use a good brush. What constitutes a good brush?

  5. iliketakingshowers

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I really like the presentation of this

  6. Afnan shafeeq

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am


  7. The Average Beauty

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Absolutely great video. Now i dont know what to do 😛 I have a mid century dresser which is orange. I decided to sand it and put a dark, cool toned stain and on the top an oil.. but if an oil doesnt give a protection then i need to use poly.. which i dont want to use because i dont like the finish.. what to do 🙂 I want to have some natural looking not too shiny :/

  8. Jessica Ruiz

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I need to finish a box that with be exposed to water regularly, even standing water at times. Could you recommend a product?

    I love your channel by the way, you are a great instructor!

  9. cibojules

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Thank you. Clear, concise = excellent.

  10. R Thomas

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Hi, just a query… Can I apply poly urethane coat on top of linseed oil coat?

  11. Bulging Underwear

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Can I spray a lacquer over an oil finish to add protection like dining table?

  12. Bob Squire

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I'd like to use acrylic paint for a stencil on my wood project. Can I use any of these finishing products over the paint? Or should I stain and finish my project and then put the design over that? Thanks!!

  13. Carlos Gallardo

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Bill Nie the science guy!

  14. Ed Aker

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I apply poly with a lint free folded cloth. I dip it in a small container of the finish and wipe thin overlaps just the same as you would with lambswool on a hardwood floor. I don't buy "wipe on" poly. It's unnecessary. Ordinary poly works perfectly. It's the easiest way I've found to finish.


    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your videos. I appreciate them so much.
    I like the hobby of wood projects. I am doing a murphy table with a bar behind it. It is made of pine from recycled pallets. I just give them some sanding but keeping the old and used wood aspect leaving visible the old holes of the nails and screws. What kind of varnish and process do you recommend me to do, under your personal choice for it in order to get a good look and finish ?
    Thank you so much.
    Christian Larson.

  16. Nathanash03

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Are you honoured i am a 14 year old student watching this for my tech homework? Good, you should be.

  17. Jonathan Brazeau

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    question, is lacquer as durable as polyurethane?

  18. Jonathan Brazeau

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    thanks Steve, great info presented in a straight forward manner….very helpful….cheers

  19. Shawn

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    #1 reason not to use paint: most people suck at painting. Seriously, a bad paint job looks horrible.

  20. Jim Hamilton

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I should have mentioned that I was talking about "spray" lacquer.

  21. Jim Hamilton

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I noticed a different between this video and a previous one regarding sanding before the last coat of lacquer. This one says to wait 24 hours before sanding. A previous video says that you can sand after waiting 1 hour. Which video is correct? Thanks for all your great videos

  22. sonofourfather

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Thanks for the videos. You’ve gotten me through many projects! Thanks bro!!

  23. Dave Shaw

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Great video. Though I was hoping you'd cover "Deft". I've used it for years, same category as lacquer.

  24. Alulim

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    best casper ad ever

  25. David Espinosa

    June 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Can you layer lacquer over poly? Say if you don’t want to remove the poly first.

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