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Read the latest blogs on wood finishing techniques from Bernie Bottens. Stay informed on ways to finish your wood products.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 02/16/2012 11:05:00 AM
Last week we talked with Krystal and Russell about how to proceed with adding another protective layer to their oak table. This week we discuss their options if they decide to take their table to a local refinisher.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 02/09/2012 11:26:00 AM
I received the following e-mail from Krystal and her husband Russell, and I thought it might be interesting to those who have found themselves facing this challenging finishing issue.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 02/02/2012 11:15:00 AM
I made a mistake involving veneer and it was a doozy, costing me time, money and a vacation day.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 01/26/2012 11:33:00 AM
A customer told me that on three recent dates a particular color of pigmented lacquer I mixed didn't match when all three were sprayed out on the same job and put side by side. Here's what we found out.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 01/20/2012 9:33:00 AM
I have come to the realization that I have been focusing on formaldehyde release in coatings at the expense of VOCs, which are a major source of indoor air pollution.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 01/12/2012 10:26:00 AM
Formaldehyde and isocyanates are among a bunch of chemistry problems that must be overcome to develop wood coatings that meet green standards