Throw away those expensive gimmicks and learn how the pros get a perfect finish every time. This practical new book filled with shop-tested advice from the craftsman contributors at American Woodworker magazine will show you how. Inside you’ll find a wealth of expert guidance for choosing, preparing and applying flawless finishes, with easy-to-follow instructions and more than 300 workshop photographs that illustrate every step. Learn how to use and clean a fine finishing brush, when to brush and when to wipe, and how to get a beautiful surface without the tedious labor of rubbing out. You’ll find reliable advice for matching colors, making nondescript woods look great, and applying a glaze coat. A special section covers reviving damaged finishes, erasing water damage, and—when all else fails—stripping off the old finish and starting over.