Finish

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

    Starting at: From $7.99

  2. Butcher Block Oil
    Butcher Block Oil
    3 Review(s)
    A deep-penetrating finish that meets all FDA requirements for surfaces that contact food.
  3. 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.
  4. General Finishes Orange Oil
    General Finishes Orange Oil
    6 Review(s)
    A powerful, non-toxic furniture cleaner and wood conditioner, popular for everything from routine furniture maintenance to antique restoration.
  5. Polyurethane Gel
    Polyurethane Gel
    5 Review(s)
    Simply wipe on for great protection and a uniform, run-free satin finish.

    Starting at: From $8.99

  6. 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.
  7. General Finishes Gel Topcoat
    General Finishes Gel Topcoat
    Get wipe-on control for a uniform finish – with no sanding between coats and no noxious odor.

    Starting at: From $9.99

  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. Jet Spray&#8482 Blush Eraser&#8482
    Jet Spray&#8482 Blush Eraser&#8482
    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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    11 Review(s)
    Get a classic hand-rubbed appearance with polyurethane protection.

    Starting at: From $12.59

  16. Salad Bowl Finish
    Salad Bowl Finish
    29 Review(s)
    Food-safe when cured – and can be reapplied at any time for maintenance.

    Starting at: From $12.99

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Choose from Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss.
    General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat-Gloss
    35 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. 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.
  22. Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Easily spray on the all-natural, non-toxic finish.
  23. Wool-Lube ™
    Wool-Lube ™
    Quickly remove soiling and fingerprints to prep furniture for final waxing and polishing.
  24. General Finishes Original Seal-A-Cell Clear
    General Finishes Original Seal-A-Cell Clear
    8 Review(s)
    An ideal solution for achieving a natural look on unstained woods.

    Starting at: From $13.99

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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