1. Thanks Paul. In the first few minutes while you are applying the masking tape, you mentioned a few other finishes. What would be valuable to me would be a stand-alone video where you discuss the various finishes and some of the pros and cons and when you might use one over the other. You’ve used shellac a lot so I’m very comfortable with that. I have seen you use the polyacrylics some. It’s not how to apply them that I am looking for. Rather, when and why you might choose one over the other. Many thanks for the consideration.

    By the way, I have some white oak in my garage that I am going to use to make a knee high saw bench (two actually). They will also see some use as “chairs” when we have a lot of guests over hence the use of oak. Might try giving the finish you used on this project a try.

  2. In the video, Paul says he uses chalk paint, which is actually an acrylic paint with minerals added to it, not the traditional milk paint. I assume, General Finishes may be using the name “milk paint” since Chalk Paintâ„¢ is apparently trademarked by Annie Sloan. Very unfortunate and confusing, as milk paint is a substantially different kind of finish. Actual milk paint comes in powder form and has to be mixed with water prior to using it. Once mixed it has a very short shelf life. In powder form it can last many years if kept dry.

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