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Protecting the autographs on my ukulele?

I recently took my ukulele to a convention and had it signed by two gentlemen close to my heart. I still want to play it (even more so now!), but I worry about the signatures scratching/fading. [more inside]
posted by Skybly on May 18, 2016 - 6 answers

How to remove the smell from sealed wooden bowls?

Mundane question, but: I had a couple of wooden bowls made on Etsy, and they were coated with General Finishes' Oil Based Salad Bowl Finish. The bowls are sealed just fine, but they reek of the finish to the point where it overpowers eating anything. Is there anything I can do to get the smell out? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Jun 29, 2015 - 3 answers

To Seal or Not to Seal - the butcherblock, that is..

Installing a butcher block counter top on the island in our new kitchen. It comes with a "finish" from the counter top supplier. I'm not sure if I should keep the "finish" option or have it come au naturale and oil it myself. We won't be cutting directly on it and it is not near the sink. Thoughts?
posted by sarajane on Oct 14, 2014 - 8 answers

My Mismatched Crap + X = Beautiful Bedroom. Solve for X.

We're putting down new wood floors in our bedroom. We've got lovely curtains, terrific bedding. And I just painted the walls a pleasant grey/purple tone. But our dresser and headboard are two different shades of cheap light-colored IKEA wooden stuff. The new floor is yet another light wood tone. Is there some kind of wash or paint treatment I can apply to my headboard and dresser that will pull them out of the light wood range and into the other colors in my palette, so that our stuff can finally match? [more inside]
posted by Comrade Doll on Jul 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Pronouce kestävyys

Simple: How do you pronounce the Finnish word 'kestävyys' ? [more inside]
posted by edgeways on Apr 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Extreme Basement Finish: Bath Edition

I've had a change of heart in what I want to do with my basement shower. Are my ideas feasible? [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on Mar 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Take your drum and beat it... uh, clean it.

I am encountering unexpected difficulties cleaning a kit of PDP drums. I've owned several sets of drums from different manufacturers over the years, but this one is hands-down the biggest pain in the tail to clean. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jan 26, 2013 - 3 answers

How often do you finish a bottle of lotion?

This is really my question: How often do you finish a bottle of lotion? [more inside]
posted by akka on Feb 4, 2012 - 33 answers

Protect new oak table?

How should I protect this new White Oak table? [more inside]
posted by patrad on Nov 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me make a 100-year-old look like a 20-year-old.

I bought this antique Art Nouveau jewelry casket from an Etsy vendor, and I'm thinking I'd like to reline it and restore the finish. I know I can handle making the new lining, but what do I do to restore the finish? Would I basically just paint it using a special kind of paint, or....?
posted by orange swan on Oct 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Finishing the Finishing of a Basement

Previous owners of our house began the process of finishing the basement. I'm thinking about completing the job. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Aug 25, 2011 - 8 answers

How to treat an unfinished tabletop?

How to finish this untreated pine tabletop? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Aug 15, 2011 - 18 answers

Artist needs help with finish(es)

What finish(es) should I use to finish my art (artist acrylic ink on cherry wood veneer)? [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Aug 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me help my countertops

A combination of rubbing alcohol, witch hazel and dissolved aspirin leaked onto my granite (or some other type of pretty rock countertops?) in my bathroom. It appears to have taken off some of the shiny finish and stained it. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Jul 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Another damn "identify this song" question.

This may be the longest shot question I have ever asked. Help me identify this super-catchy tune! [more inside]
posted by msali on Jul 1, 2011 - 52 answers

WTF was I smoking?

I messed up my door frame when I framed the wall. Please help me decide on the best fix. [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on Nov 6, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I fix the finish on my coffee table?

How do I fix the chipped finish on my coffee table? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I fix my floors?

How can I fix the surface of parquet flooring which I have damaged with the plastic casters on an office chair? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jan 25, 2010 - 7 answers

How to hard coat a baby crib?

We're expecting in late November, and we just received a very nice, slightly used crib from my cousin. Before giving it to us, my aunt and uncle gave it a fresh coat of paint, but the top layer chips off a bit too easily for my liking. The last thing I want is for our baby to get a mouthful of paint chips when he's big enough to pull himself up and chew on the rail. What kind of coating can I put on the crib to ensure a hard, baby-safe finish?
posted by bjork24 on Sep 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Is it safe for my pregnant wife to be around polyurethane fumes?

I want to have 2 bedroom hardwood floors refinished. My wife is about 14 weeks pregnant. Is it safe for her to be in the house with the polyurethane fumes from the floor finish? [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Jul 14, 2009 - 20 answers

She's crafty. But not really.

Will clear finish/gloss still work in the cold? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I stop my car from rusting?

My car's paint is wearing off. I don't care about the cosmetic impact, but I'm worried about rust. What can I do myself (or have done cheaply) that will prevent further damage? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Oct 7, 2007 - 12 answers

Refinishing a countertop with Rustoleum Stoneffects

Can you actually refinish a laminate countertop with Rustoleum Stoneffects, or a similar product, and get an attractive and durable result? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Aug 31, 2007 - 12 answers

How to paint skis?

I want to paint a pair of skis. What kind of paint should I use, and what kind of top coat should I cover the paint with? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Feb 6, 2007 - 2 answers

Help me finish books!

Help me find a book I’ll actually finish! [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Nov 3, 2006 - 39 answers

Advice & help for furniture finishing

I need some help finding a good finish (and some help/advice applying it) for a solid, unfinished wood chair I got from Ikea. The catch is that I would like it to match a table I bought at the time. [more inside]
posted by MikeKD on Sep 2, 2006 - 4 answers

Waxy desk disaster

In a rush I used a vintage wood desktop as an ironing board. Smart. My new super-powered iron seems to have caused the finish to smear and/or partially decompose into a chalky wax resin. How do I remove and repair?
posted by jeffmacintyre on Apr 22, 2006 - 3 answers

Is it over?

How do you know when a relationship is over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2005 - 10 answers

Protecting Powerbook Finish

Protecting Powerbook finish (paint). I recently purchased a Powerbook, and am somewhat dismayed at how easily the outside scratches, despite my attempts to protect it Powerbook even while I use it. [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Jul 15, 2005 - 5 answers

Where can i find a high resolution version of the Tour de France 8th stage photo finish?

I am looking for a higher resolution version of this picture of the photo-finish in saturday's 8th stage of the Tour de France. [more inside]
posted by TinTitan on Jul 11, 2005 - 8 answers

Interior Finish for Replacement Windows

Looking for input on finishing new interior replacement windows. [more inside]
posted by jalexei on May 20, 2005 - 1 answer

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