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Q&A With Bruce Johnson

Restore & Repair

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 Repairing white rings or water stains
 Repairing a surface scratch
 Recognizing authenticity of antique furniture
 Repairing raised grain
 Revitalizing older furniture without refinishing
 Refinishing a veneer table

Wood Preparation

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 Proper treatment of unfinished pine
 Colour matching on wood filler
 Filling gaps in miter joints
 Removing white paint

Staining

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 Achieving an even stain colour on maple
 Matching new stained wood to an existing piece
 Choosing between gel stain and liquid stain
 Removing stain from skin
 Stain seeping out of the wood
 Glue vs. stain on kit furniture

Topcoating

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 Avoiding bubbles in top coats
 Protecting interior window trim from weather conditions
 Recommended finishes for cherry wood
 Water-based vs. oil-based polyurethane
 Wipe-on vs. brush-on polyurethane
 Recommended finishes for purple heart
 Coating a heavily used table top
 Avoiding and removing fish eyes in the finish

Floors

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 Refinishing a parquet floor
 Creating stenciled patterns
 Restoring a wood floor covered with linoleum
 Recoating a cork floor
 Sanding a wood floor for refinishing