Finish

  1. Antiquax Original Wax Polish
    Antiquax Original Wax Polish
    9 Review(s)
    Easy to apply and safe for use with all finishes, this wax creates a mellow sheen that lasts and lasts.
    $13.29
  2. Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Gloss Finish (B603-28806)
    Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Gloss Finish (B603-28806)
    2 Review(s)
    For a tough, hard gloss finish that offers maximum resistance to water, alcohol, food stains, chemicals, detergents and other damaging liquids.
    $24.99
  3. 47005
    Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Satin Finish (B603-28406)
    2 Review(s)
    Get a tough, hard satin finish that offers maximum resistance to water, alcohol, food stains, chemicals, detergents and other damaging liquids.
    $24.99
  4. Behlen Top Coat Lacquer
    Behlen Top Coat Lacquer and Sanding Sealer
    5 Review(s)
    Use the Sanding Sealer and Lacquer together to get all the benefits of a high-quality, hard lacquer finish with the ease of a spray can!

    Starting at: From $12.99

  5. Boiled Linseed Oil
    Boiled Linseed Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times.
    $16.99
  6. Briwax Original Formula
    Briwax Original Formula
    A solvent-based blend of beeswax and carnauba wax that sets quickly, allowing you to achieve a high-luster finish fast.

    Starting at: From $21.59

  7. 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.
    $18.00
  8. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    A traditional, quick-drying finish – with a touch of color.

    Starting at: From $10.59

  9. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear
    A traditional, quick-drying finish that is ideal for antiques and fine furniture.

    Starting at: From $10.59

  10. Food-safe protection for a variety of projects.
    Butcher Block Conditioner
    6 Review(s)
    Mix of food-grade mineral oil and water-resistant beeswax and carnauba wax rejuvenates wood and prevents drying and cracking.
    $9.99
  11. Butcher Block Oil
    Butcher Block Oil
    3 Review(s)
    A deep-penetrating finish that meets all FDA requirements for surfaces that contact food.
    $8.99
  12. Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    3 Review(s)
    Spray on a crystal-clear lacquer finish that dries fast and won't yellow or darken with age.
    $11.99
  13. 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.
    $10.99
  14. 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.
    $24.99
  15. 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

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

    Starting at: From $15.49

  17. Comes in a Quart can
    Enduro Sanding Sealer
    Improve water and chemical resistance with this clear, sandable foundation formulated for use under any Enduro topcoat.
    $22.99
  18. Feed-N-Wax® Wood Polish and Conditioner
    Feed-N-Wax® Wood Polish and Conditioner
    A blend of beeswax, carnauba wax and orange oil that enhances wood grain and prevents drying and deterioration of wood finishes.
    $11.59
  19. 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.
    $8.99
  20. Choose from Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss.
    General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat-Gloss
    36 Review(s)
    Wipe on with a cloth or apply with a foam brush for a hard, durable high-gloss topcoat.

    Starting at: From $12.99

  21. Choose from Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss.
    General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat-Satin
    34 Review(s)
    Wipe on with a cloth or apply with a foam brush for a hard, durable satin-sheen topcoat.

    Starting at: From $12.99

  22. Choose from Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss.
    General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat-Semi-Gloss
    34 Review(s)
    Wipe on with a cloth or apply with a foam brush for a hard, durable semi-gloss topcoat.

    Starting at: From $12.99

  23. General Finishes EF Glazes
    General Finishes EF Glazes
    Translucent water-based colors that are great for creating faux and decorative finishes such as distressing, color washing or rag rolling.

    Starting at: From $14.69

  24. General Finishes EF High Performance Polyurethane Top Coat-Gloss
    General Finishes EF High Performance Polyurethane Top Coat-Gloss
    19 Review(s)
    Get one of the hardest, most durable gloss polyurethane topcoats available – along with the convenience of easy water cleanup.

    Starting at: From $16.99

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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