This is the definitive book on all kinds of woodfinishing. It is a complete guide to the craft, cutting through the mystique and providing a thorough grounding in every aspect of finishing wood - from classic French polishing to modern techniques - to its best advantage. Staining & Bleaching; Wax & Oil Polishing; French Polishing; Varnishes; Paint; Colouring; Modern Synthetic Lacquers; Limed Oak; Refinishing; Timber Protection; The updated and expanded edition of Ian Hosker's highly successful full-colour-illustrated text, with new safety information and additional colour photographs. Category Bestseller: First edition was published in 1993 (ISBN 0-946819-33-5) and has reprinted five times, in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000. The standard work for woodworking students, hobbyists and professionals, by a design & technology lecturer at Sidmouth College.