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A Little About Crackle Finishes

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

A Little About Crackle Finishes: You can create one of today's most popular specialty finishes with a little experimentation and practice. - November


Selecting the Right Coating

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Selecting the Right Coating: There are many different coatings on the market, each with different attributes. Finishers should make a careful choice, based on the specific requirements for a particular project. - August 1999


A Little about Gesso (and What You Can Do with It)

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

A Little about Gesso (and What You Can Do with It): This often-overlooked material, used by artisans centuries ago, is still useful in today's finishing processes. - May 2002


Four Decorative Finishes

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Four Decorative Finishes: Step-by-step directions for producing four distinctive finishing looks. - August




A Little About Faux Patinated Finishes

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

A Little About Faux Patinated Finishes - March 2006


Two More Glazing Techniques

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Two More Glazing Techniques: Stringing & Banding: Using colored glazes, you can replicate some of the decorative veneer borders found on fine furniture. - June


Glazes Adding Art to Finishes

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Glazes: Adding Art to Finishes: An easy glazing technique enables you to create unique patterns and designs. - November


Getting 'Dry and Dirty'

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Getting 'Dry and Dirty:' A look at two techniques for brushing out dry and paste colorants. - December 2005


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