ZinsserZinsser offers one of the most respected names in finishes, including sealant and shellac. We offer some helpful tips on how to incorporate Zinsser products into your next woodworking plan.
How to Keep Bark on Your Wood Projects with Glue, Shellac and Wood Choice
Bark can really make a wood project stand out but it often comes off easily, our expert weighs in on ways to get that layer to stay attached.
Shellac Production Affected by Shifting Climates Changing Finishing Trends
Shellac is a versatile, and sometimes necessary, product in the shop, but since it’s gathered, not farmed, it is subject to changing climates.
How to Remove Shellac Coating on a Woodworking Project for Refinishing
For refinishing old projects with a layer of shellac, a little denatured alcohol can pull the coating off allowing for further refinishing.
Shaker Dresser Project
A modernized version of an American classic, this maple Shaker-style dresser combines old world design with modern techniques.
How to Determine if Wood Finish, Varnish, and Oils Have Expired and Extend or Dispose of Them
Most finishing products don’t have an expiration date, so our expert tells you how to determine whether or not you can still use them and how to dispose of them if you can’t.
What Are the Advantages of Clear Aerosol Spray Can Finishing Supplies
Aerosol finishing cans can provide the same finish as common brush on finishes, though slightly diluted, in a fraction of the time.
How to Seal a Toy Project with Shellac, Paste Wax, and Acrylic Paint
Now that your toy projects are complete, finishing expert Michael Dresdner delves into the best and safest ways to finish and paint them.
How to Seal Coat and Paint Toy Blocks with Zinsser for an Even Finish
The different grains on cut blocks make it difficult to get a good looking coat of paint, but with full sealant immersion an even coat is achievable.
When to Use Sanding Sealer
Finishing expert Michael Dresdner explains how sanding sealer might help your project and what situations are the best to apply it.
Applying Shellac – The Basics
Our finishing experts explain the basic rules on applying shellac and how it needs to be mixed if you don’t buy a pre-mixed solution.
Getting Pine to Stain Evenly
Instructions on how to stain pine wood evenly. Learn about wood conditioner, stains, dyes, sealing, and more tips to help you stain wood.
Dealing with Stains left by Disrespectful Mice
Expert woodworkers share how they’d deal with wood stained by ammonia and how to get rid of a smell, like urine, that’s gotten into wood.