Articles from Michael Dresdner
Using Wipe On, Wipe Off Finishes for Finishing Your Project
The simplest and most foolproof method for finishing your woodworking projects is wipe-on finishes, which come in several different varieties.
Removing Paint from Antique Oak Furniture with Paint Stripper
Paint stripper and a lot of patience, rather than sanding, are the keys to removing paint and finish from the deep pores of antique oak furniture.
Removing White Heat Marks from Oak Kitchen Tables with Mineral Spirits
When refinishing an oak table, mineral spirits and a nylon abrasive pad clean any water and heat marks, allowing you to apply a new finish.
How Do You Secure Knots in Furniture to Keep Them from Loosening
Knots can add a nice look to many furniture projects, but if they start to come loose, you might need to hold them down with CA Glue and epoxy.
Altering Wood Stain with Toner, Glaze and Clear Finishing Products
To add a little bit of color to your finish, toner and glaze are solid options, but making an even application of them is an acquired skill.
Should You Finish Scroll Saw Cut Figurines with Tung Oil or Danish Oil
Making small figurines is a passion of many woodworkers, but when it comes to finishing them there are two schools of thought on what oil to use.
Can a Latex Paint Finish Be Hardened After Application?
If your latex paint coating is too soft, unfortunately, you can’t fix it, but there are similar hardening paints you can use to refinish.
Staining Wood Filler and Putty to Repair Damaged Wood Furniture
Wood putty will fill nicks and scrapes in your wood, but test out your stains on the putty to see how the stain matches up on the putty with your wood.
Start to Finish: The Endurance Test
Picking the “right” finish for your most recent woodworking project may seem like a daunting task. The author provides three questions to ask before you begin.