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Is Wood Stain a Finish?

No stain is not a finish. Wood wiping stain is a colorant with a small amount of binder so that it sticks to the wood's surface under the clear top coat finish.

Antiques Road Show Appraiser Recommends Refinishing Antiques to Improve Their Value

A very rare and early Gustav Stickley plate rack found in a farm house was painted white then refinished. A Christie's Auction appraiser recommends another more historically correct refinishing to increase the value another $10,000.00!

Wood Doctors On Leather Repair

Our Wood Doctors are required to learn all aspects of furniture repair. This includes re-upholstery, leather repair, wood restoration and finishing techniques.

Can I Sand Lead Paint Off My Old Wood Doors and Trim?

No! Removing lead paint by sanding can be one of the worst things you can do to your home.

Nortica Extreme All Weather Finish System VS. Primitive Polyurethanes On Wood Entry Doors

Are you tired of the `over the counter` (primitive) polyurethane finishes that make your wood entry swell, blister and peel? We have discovered the Nortica Extreme All Weather Poly that takes protective finishes of exterior doors and trim to a new level of weather resistance.

What Should I Know About Furniture Polish?

When you grab that can of polish off the shelf, do you really know what's inside the can?

Leather Repair. Do they really get green leather from green cows?

How leather is restored, ever wonder? With a little humor I will tell you. ...read more