Finish

  1. Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a pale gold tone.
  2. Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Transparent in color-ideal for lighter colored woods.
  3. Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a dark brown tone.
  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Rockler's Tung Oil
    Rockler's Tung Oil
    6 Review(s)
    A tough, penetrating, all-natural finish that seals out water and isn't affected by alcohol or acetone.

    Starting at: From $15.79

  7. 59949 - Clear
    Liberon Black Bison Fine Paste Wax
    7 Review(s)

    A venerable non-toxic wax that works well as a protective finish on bare wood and as an extra barrier against damage from water, heat and alcohol on finished furniture.

    Starting at: From $19.99

  8. 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

  9. Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish, Quart
    Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish, Quart
    3 Review(s)
    Showcases the natural beauty of wood while providing premium protection.
  10. 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

  11. EF PolyAcrylic Blend Top Coat-Satin
    EF PolyAcrylic Blend Top Coat-Satin
    11 Review(s)
    Get a satin finish on furniture and woodwork with this durable, clear topcoat that flows and levels easily and adheres well.

    Starting at: From $15.49

  12. Outdoor Oil
    Outdoor Oil
    5 Review(s)
    Use this exterior-rated penetrating linseed oil with UV stabilizers and mildew prohibitors to protect your outdoor wood projects.

    Starting at: From $17.99

  13. Man O' War Spar Varnish
    Man O' War Spar Varnish
    2 Review(s)
    A marine-grade varnish formulated to stand up to weather and waves.

    Starting at: From $31.49

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

    Starting at: From $16.99

  15. 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

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

    Starting at: From $16.99

  17. Zinsser Bulls Eye® SealCoat™
    Zinsser Bulls Eye® SealCoat™
    7 Review(s)
    Guaranteed to be compatible with all finishes, Bulls Eye SealCoat won't raise the grain and dries in minutes.
  18. 12 oz Mahoney's Fine Finishes Oil Wax Finish
    Mahoney's Food-Safe Fine Finishes
    1 Review(s)
    Apply the Oil Wax Finish over the Utility Finish for a food-safe satin sheen.

    Starting at: From $15.99

  19. Waterlox Original Satin Finish, Quart
    Waterlox Original Satin Finish, Quart
    A unique blend of tung oil and resin that showcases the natural beauty of wood, providing lasting, durable protection without a plastic appearance.
  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Watco Danish Oil Finish
    Watco Danish Oil Finish
    16 Review(s)
    Wipe on to seal, protect and enhance the natural look and feel of the wood.

    Starting at: From $17.99

  24. General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Satin
    General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Satin
    9 Review(s)
    Get a satin finish that combines the easy cleanup and fast dry times of a water-based finish with the warm amber hue of an oil-based finish.

    Starting at: From $19.99

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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