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]
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?
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]
Simple: How do you pronounce the Finnish word 'kestävyys' ? [more inside]
I've had a change of heart in what I want to do with my basement shower. Are my ideas feasible? [more inside]
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]
This is really my question: How often do you finish a bottle of lotion? [more inside]
How should I protect this new White Oak table? [more inside]
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....?
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]
How to finish this untreated pine tabletop? [more inside]
What finish(es) should I use to finish my art (artist acrylic ink on cherry wood veneer)? [more inside]
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]
This may be the longest shot question I have ever asked. Help me identify this super-catchy tune! [more inside]
I messed up my door frame when I framed the wall. Please help me decide on the best fix. [more inside]
How do I fix the chipped finish on my coffee table? [more inside]
How can I fix the surface of parquet flooring which I have damaged with the plastic casters on an office chair? [more inside]
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?
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]
Will clear finish/gloss still work in the cold? [more inside]
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]
Can you actually refinish a laminate countertop with Rustoleum Stoneffects, or a similar product, and get an attractive and durable result? [more inside]
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]
Help me find a book I’ll actually finish! [more inside]
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]
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?
How do you know when a relationship is over? [more inside]
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]
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]
Looking for input on finishing new interior replacement windows. [more inside]