Like Kleenex, which is just one brand in the tissue category, some finishing products are known just by their brand name, not by what they are. This leaves room for misunderstanding. Watco, [...]
Can sanding with very fine-grit sandpaper closes the pores of wood? Bob Flexner investigates this long-standing claim.
Milk paint has a long history and it continues to be used and enjoyed by woodworkers to this day. However, what you see is not always what you get.
Though it’s more work, the advantage of dissolving flakes is to ensure the shellac you use is fresh. The fresher the dissolved shellac, the quicker it hardens and the more water-resistant the [...]
An acquaintance of mine was making a small project out of maple and he wanted it to be black. He asked if dye would do it, or should he use a different wood?
The danger of linseed oil rags spontaneously combusting is not new in the woodworking world. But because so many woodworkers use wipe-on stains and finishes that contain linseed oil, the warning [...]