Articles from Michael Dresdner
How Are Paint and Varnish Cans Different and How to Secure Them Properly
Varnish cans can sometimes be hard to close properly, allowing them to skin over, Michael Dresdner offers tips on protecting your finish.
What Is the Difference Between Automotive and Furniture Lacquer in Finishing Products
Furniture lacquer develops cracks when exposed to the elements, which automotive lacquers typically don’t, so can you use automotive lacquer on woodworking projects?
Finishing Woodworking Projects by Dipping Them in Danish Oil or Other Finish
Finishing all areas of delicate woodworking projects can be simplified greatly by dipping them in finish and then wiping off any excess.
Determining the Effect of Various Finishes on Pine and Other Woods
With today’s treated woods and different finishes, determining the exact effect a finish will have on a piece of wood requires shop testing.
Removing White Water Marks When Refinishing Shellac Wood Finish
With many refinishers actually containing paint (and shellac) remover, there are a few options for refinishing shellacked furniture with water marks.
Using Airbrush and Touch-up Spray Guns to Finish Small Projects
Aerosole spray lacquer cans can make finishing small projects difficult, but taking a page from automotive spray finishing may make the task more palatable.
How to Remove Water Marks from Pine Wood with Blush Eraser, Denatured Alcohol and Paste Wax
White water marks in wood furniture like a pine dresser can ruin the look of a piece, thankfully most of the time removing them can be simple.
Refinishing and Painting MDF Kitchen Cabinets to Offer Moisture Protection
MDF cabinets need a layer of paint or finish to be properly protected from water damage, but our author cautions against being too hasty in your refinishing.
Completing a Wood Finish with Some Paste Wax, a Power Sander and a Nylon Abrasive Pad
A coat of paste wax applied with an abrasive nylon pad and power sander provides a nice feel and sheen to any finish, completing the process.
Can You Use Wipe-on Varnish over Oil-based or Water-based Stains or Both
When it comes to applying a coat of varnish to stained wood, the difference between brush and wiping varnishes is mostly up to the user.