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Refinishing furniture - mixed woods and carvings edition

My parents are giving me an old buffet table for my new place. But it needs refinishing. But the piece is made up of different kinds of woods, and has some pretty intricate carvings. What's the best way to refinish it? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Aug 20, 2016 - 14 answers

Craft room floor ideas and considerations

My new house will have a dedicated craft room. (squee!) But the floor is currently carpeted, and I intend to work on messy and incendiary crafts. I think I should probably rip up the carpet -- what should I do with the concrete underneath? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Oct 7, 2015 - 13 answers

Can these salvaged doors be salvaged?

We trashpicked a couple of vintage wood doors - they looked like varnished wood, but it turns out they were painted and faux-finished to look like wood. Mr Jane has spent the better part of his weekends over the last month stripping them; he applied the stain last Sunday and there's still paint in the grain... [more inside]
posted by sarajane on Sep 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Paint it white

We painted over stained woodwork, but the stain is showing through. Where do we go from here? [more inside]
posted by mjcon on Nov 12, 2011 - 11 answers

NYC subway station paint stain removal

Stain removal help: What kind of paint do they use on the columns of the NYC subway? (General industrial-paint-stain-removal-but-safe-for-clothes tips appreciated as well.) [more inside]
posted by mr frosted on Apr 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me stain or paint my ikea desk

I want to stain (ideally) or paint (less good) my ikea wood veneer desk. How can I best do this? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Dec 19, 2009 - 11 answers

This table looks like hell

How can I refinish my kitchen table so it will look nice again? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Mar 5, 2008 - 10 answers

It there any way to stain or paint laminate/particle board furniture?

It there any way to stain or paint laminate/particle board furniture without it looking horrible? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jan 31, 2006 - 17 answers

Getting latex paint out of wool?

Getting latex paint out of wool. What's the best way to remove the stain? [more inside]
posted by bshort on Jan 11, 2006 - 4 answers

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