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How to Paint Over Oil Based Paint

If you are planning to renovate your home by painting over your existing oil based paint, it is important to know if the two paints are compatible. If you are unsure, you can pour some denatured alcohol on the rug and rub the wall surface. If the paint does not come off on the rag, continue reading

Pros and Cons of Oil Based Paint

Pros & Cons of Oil-Based and Water-Based Paint

Many DIY projects around the home involve paint as a finish. Furniture, cabinets, floors, walls, ceilings and doors are only a few examples. You might think of choosing the right color and the desired amount of sheen as being the main challenges when you need to pick your paint. However, you will want to think continue reading

how to apply danish oil

Water Based vs Oil Based Polyurethane

When it comes to hardwood floors most, if not all, are made of oak. However, even if oak is durable, the quality of the finish of the floor depends on what type of overcoat you choose. So, if you are confused about water based vs oil based polyurethane coating you need to know all about continue reading

Danish Oil VS Tung Oil

Danish Oil Vs Tung Oil

If you have wooden furniture or floors, especially those that are outdoors, you will need to treat the wood to protect it from moisture and deterioration and to prolong its lifespan. Natural oils are a popular choice to do this, but how do you decide between danish oil vs tung oil? In this article, we continue reading

Hemp Oil For Wood Finishing

Hemp Oil For Wood Finishing

Once you’ve made something from wood, whether it be furniture, floorboards or anything else, you need to coat it in a protective layer to ensure that it lasts without getting wet or becoming prone to bacteria growth. Using hemp oil for wood finishing is a popular choice because of the protection and resulting look. In continue reading

How Long Does Oil Based Paint Take to Dry?

How Long Does Oil Based Paint Take to Dry?

Painting is one of the easiest and cheapest way to instantly spruce up a room, and it’s the most common home improvement project. There are many different types of paint that you can use for that type of job. The type you choose will have a big effect on the way it looks. One of continue reading

Boiled Linseed Oil Uses

Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil Uses

Linseed oil is one of the most useful natural oils besides hemp oil. It can be used in two forms: raw or boiled. Each of them has different pros and cons though. In this article, we will introduce both types of linseed oil and elaborate on the boiled linseed oil uses. Thus, you will be continue reading

Difference between satin and gloss finishing

Difference Between Satin and Gloss Finishing

When it comes to wood finishes, we’ve all heard the terms multiple times. While most people understand what gloss finishes mean, do any of us know the technical meaning of a satin finish? And what is the actual difference between satin and gloss? Difference between satin and gloss finishes The difference between satin vs gloss continue reading

how to apply danish oil

How To Apply Danish Oil

Are you looking for that perfect finish for your latest woodwork project? There are several to choose from. If you are not sure about which type to use, we’re here to help. We have tried and tested most finishing oils and can highly recommend using top of the line danish oil. It’s one of the continue reading

Teak Oil vs Tung Oil

Teak Oil vs Tung Oil

If you’ve recently got a lovely new piece of hardwood furniture, or are thinking about it, then one thing you’ll need to consider is how you treat the wood to prolong its life and make it look as great as possible. There is some debate about teak oil vs tung oil and which looks best. continue reading

Staining wood with coffee

Staining Wood with Coffee

One of the best natural ways to put finishing on furniture is by staining wood with coffee. It makes for an easy, cheap and surprisingly attractive finish if done right and with care. As long as what you plan on staining hasn’t already been finished and varnished, you can use things that can be found continue reading

Wood Finish

Shellac vs Polyurethane vs Varnish vs Lacquer as Wood Finish

When you are into woodworking, finding the right finishing product for your furniture-making might be confusing. With so many brands and products on the market, one does not have enough time to try out each and every type of finish. Products like shellac, polyurethane and varnish are quite common. Although they have some similarities, they continue reading