What’s the Best Recipe for a Smooth Finish on Indoor Wood Furniture?

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Q: How can I apply a smooth finish on indoor wood? I’m never satisfied with the quality of finish I manage to achieve on my indoor wood projects. Even when I use tack cloths to wipe down the surface, and take care to not overload the brush, I always (and I mean

ALWAYS!) get these hard, little bumps on the surface when I’m done. I’ve tried many different brushes and brands of urethane, and have even considered using spray-on lacquer if that would accomplish anything. Is there any way I can get a decent finish on my furniture projects without setting up a professional spray booth?

A: I’m sorry you’re having trouble, but you shouldn’t feel badly. Most people have the same difficulties you do. Here’s a finishing recipe that I know works perfectly.

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