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A glaze is a small amount of colorant carried in a clear base (such as Clear Glaze Effects or

Oil and water based finishes do not mimic one another regarding highlighting the figure of the wood. Oil based products will generally achieve more color and definition.


Enduro Pigmented Poly is a high-solids, pigmented water-based wood finish ideal for cabinets and millwork. Stocked in Black and White, custom colors are available for wholesale customers upon request. White and Clear can be used as tint bases to achieve endless colors.

General Finishes White Undercoat is similar to General Finishes Sanding Sealer with the addition of white colorant to provide a primer undercoat for white/off-white wood finishes. The high solids facilitate a fast film build and sand easily. Use as a basecoat for pigmented acrylic finishes.

You can use oxalic acid when trying to remove discoloration or water damaged spots. The entire surface needs to be treated and then neutralized with a clean water wash. Wipe the surface down with clean water and allow to dry completely.

Lastly, finish sand with the appropriate grit paper:

  • Oil-based products: 150-grit
  • Water-based products: 220-grit

It’s not a bleach but it will brighten the wood back to its original color. 

Interior wood stains are formulated for interior use and do not contain UV absorbers, mold retardants or HALS (Hindered amine light stabilizers used to protect the polymers from the effects of photo-oxidation.) Waterbased interior stains are much more likely to fail.

You could try this look on an exterior door that will not receive a lot of sun, but be prepared for more maintenance than usual. It is not recommended.

Everyone should note that all exterior finishes need to be maintained at some point - MOTHER NATURE wins the longevity war

You can use GF products over wall paint, but proceed with a caution. Latex wall paints are engineered for a different purpose than wood finishes.

It's Woodworker Wednesday and this week we're excited to feature Dave Picciuto of The Drunken Woodworker! Inspired to create affordable photo frames for himself, Dave discovered the art of woodworking and never looked back.

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