Finish

  1. Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Easily spray on the all-natural, non-toxic finish.
  2. Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Add to lacquer when humidity is 50% or higher to help prevent a hazy finish.
  3. Teak Oil
    Teak Oil
    1 Review(s)
    A great oil finish for oily woods such as Teak, Rosewood and Zebrawood.
  4. Jet Spray Blush Eraser
    Jet Spray Blush Eraser
    2 Review(s)
    Spray this amazing product on a cloudy lacquer finish to re-flow the lacquer and let the haze-producing moisture escape without changing the existing sheen or color.
  5. Brush or spray - it's your choice!
    Deft® Waterborne Clear Wood Finish
    1 Review(s)
    The performance of lacquer in a quick-drying water-based acrylic formula.
  6. Quick-drying and easy to apply!
    Deft® Clear Wood Finish, Aerosol
    A waterborne acrylic finish that's excellent for interior wood furniture, cabinetry, molding, crafts, wicker and more.
  7. Furniture Cleaner
    Furniture Cleaner
    A heavy-duty cleaner with a mineral-spirits base designed to remove old oils, wax and grease from any wood surface.
  8. Purified Beeswax
    Purified Beeswax
    A higher grade of beeswax that's ideal for making your own furniture polish, lubricating drawer runners, making candles and more.
  9. Liberon Burnishing Cream, 8 oz.
    Liberon Burnishing Cream
    2 Review(s)
    Clean and rejuvenate highly polished surfaces such as those finished with French polishes, lacquers and varnishes.
  10. French Polish doesn�t have to wear you out, this blend gives high-quality results in just 3-4 coats.
    Liberon Easy French Polish
    Get the gloss without the grief. This shellac and resin blended polish brushes on for quick buildup and great results with just 3 to 4 easy coats!
  11. Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    6 Review(s)
    An easy-to-apply hand-rubbed finish that goes on in minutes.
  12. Wool-Lube ™
    Wool-Lube ™
    Quickly remove soiling and fingerprints to prep furniture for final waxing and polishing.
  13. Buffer's Polish
    Buffer's Polish
    2 Review(s)
    A silicone- and wax-free formula for removing minor imperfections in the finish and creating a professional, high-gloss look.
  14. Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Mix with lacquer to achieve good flow and a smooth, even finish.
  15. General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax, Natural
    General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax, Natural
    Works well over both oil- and water-based finishes as a polish for rubbing out new finishes or as a scratch remover for worn surfaces.
  16. Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    4 Review(s)
    A clear, fast-drying protective topcoat that's perfect for furniture, trim, doors, cabinets and paneling. Available in Semi-Gloss and Satin.

    Starting at: From $25.49

  17. Qualalacq Lacquer - Gloss
    Qualalacq Alcohol Resistant Lacquers
    2 Review(s)
    A spray lacquer formulated to take punishment that would ruin other lacquers.

    Starting at: From $17.99

  18. Klean-Strip "Green" Lacquer Thinner
    Klean-Strip "Green" Lacquer Thinner
    Great performance with fewer hazardous air pollutants.

    Starting at: From $7.99

  19. Safer for you AND the environment!
    Vermont Natural Coatings Poly Whey-Pint
    9 Review(s)
    Unique whey formula and low-VOC content mean healthier air quality, and exceptional cured hardness means a durable finish. Pint size.

    Starting at: From $21.99

  20. Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a pale gold tone.
  21. Clear Gloss
    Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane
    5 Review(s)
    Fast-drying convenience with long-lasting protection.

    Starting at: From $13.99

    Out of stock
  22. EF PolyAcrylic Blend Top Coat-Gloss
    EF PolyAcrylic Blend Top Coat-Gloss
    10 Review(s)
    Get a high-gloss finish on furniture and woodwork with this durable, clear topcoat that flows and levels easily and adheres well.

    Starting at: From $15.49

  23. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    A traditional, quick-drying finish – with a touch of color.

    Starting at: From $10.59

  24. Safer for you AND the environment!
    Vermont Natural Coatings Poly Whey-Quart
    8 Review(s)
    Unique whey formula and low-VOC content mean healthier air quality, and exceptional cured hardness means a durable finish. Quart size.

    Starting at: From $35.99

Choosing the right finish: Questions to ask

What kind of wear will the finished object be subjected to?

What final appearance do you want? Clear or slightly amber? High gloss or satin sheen?

How much ventilation is available where the finish will be applied? Will the finish regularly come in contact with food?

Some common types of finishes

Oils: Easy to apply wiping or brushing, these finishes deepen and enhance the wood's natural color but don't provide a lot of protection. Damaged spots can be repaired easily with simple reapplication. Best used on low-wear surfaces.
Oil-based polyurethanes/varnishes: These finishes can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying and offer a durable, protective surface. Generally have slight amber cast. Good ventilation, solvent clean-up required. Repairs require sanding and recoating. Good for moderate- to high-wear surfaces.
Water-based polyurethanes/varnishes: Also can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying for a durable, protective surface. Generally dry clear, without amber cast. Low odor and water clean-up. Repairs require sanding and recoating. Good for moderate- to high-wear surfaces.
Lacquer: Usually applied by spraying, lacquer quickly dries to a hard finish that can be polished to a high gloss and offers good protection against water damage and stains. Damage can be repaired easily. Good ventilation, solvent clean-up required. A good choice for surfaces that will see moderate wear.
Shellac: A natural product that's non-toxic when dry, it can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying and provides decent surface protection. Damaged spots can be repaired easily with simple reapplication. Often used as a seal coat. Best for low- to moderate-wear surfaces.

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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