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Choosing the Right Finish

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Choosing the Right Finish


Many woodworkers, regardless of their skill level, find finishing a daunting task. In this introduction to our video series on finishing, Lee Valley woodworker Andrew helps demystify the process. He explains how to choose the best finish for your project and discusses surface preparation.


Finishing Essentials

Wiping Osmo Polyx hard wax oil onto wood using a cloth

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Osmo Polyx Satin Hard Wax Oil

From: $27.00

Walrus Oil furniture finish applied to a live-edge table

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Walrus Oil Furniture Finish

$21.95

Brushing red milk paint onto the top of a small wooden box

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Milk Paint

$24.90

53Z3201 - Beeswax Salad Bowl Finish, 1.75 oz

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Beeswax Salad Bowl Finish

From: $9.95

03K0312 - All-in-One HVLP Sprayer

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All-in-One HVLP Sprayer

$129.95

03K0310 - Small Portable Spray Shelter (35"" × 30"" × 39"")

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Portable Spray Shelters

From: $39.50

Paintbrush soaking in a wash can

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Paintbrush Wash Can

$24.50

56z9930 - Set of 30 Bristle Brushes

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Disposable Natural-Bristle Brushes

From: $6.90

Discarding an oil-soaked rag in a flammable-waste can in a workshop

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Metal Can for Flammable Waste

$129.00

Wearing Grease Monkey nitrile gloves while cleaning a machine component

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Grease Monkey Nitrile Gloves

(Box of 50)

$34.50

88K5850 - Absorbent Cotton Wipes, 5 lb

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Absorbent Cotton Wipes

$29.90

49L5101 - Understanding Wood Finishing, 3rd Revised Edition

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Understanding Wood Finishing, 3rd Revi...

by Bob Flexner

$31.50