This best-selling resource on wood finishing has long been admired by wood technology professors, magazine editors, professional cabinetmakers, and other industry leaders since its original publication. Nicknamed the "Bible" of wood finishing for its comprehensive and accurate information on the subject, Understanding Wood Finishing offers the latest technical updates on materials and techniques, detailed instructions and explanations, and over 40 reference tables and troubleshooting guides. Readers will learn everything they need to know, from preparing and staining wood to different types of wood finishes, coloring techniques, filling pores, removing finishes, and more. This newly updated edition features a collection of published articles written by Bob from the last few years. Best-selling author Bob Flexner has been inspiring and informing woodworkers with his writings and teaching for more than 30 years.