Finish

  1. Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Easily spray on the all-natural, non-toxic finish.
  2. 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.
  3. Wool-Lube ™
    Wool-Lube ™
    Quickly remove soiling and fingerprints to prep furniture for final waxing and polishing.
  4. Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish, Quart
    Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish, Quart
    3 Review(s)
    Showcases the natural beauty of wood while providing premium protection.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

  7. Violin Varnish
    Violin Varnish
    Elasticity and resonance make this an ideal finish for musical instruments.
  8. 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 $34.69

  9. Safer for you AND the environment!
    Vermont Natural Coatings Poly Whey-Pint
    8 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 $14.99

  10. 100% natural ingredients!
    Tried & True Varnish Oil, Pint
    A durable fine-furniture finish that produces a semi-gloss sheen and gets more durable with age.
  11. Tried and True�a traditional oil finish with 100% natural ingredients
    Tried & True Original Wood Finish, Pint
    1 Review(s)
    FDA approved as non-toxic and nonallergenic, Tried & True Original Wood Finish produces an "antique" sheen reminiscent of the patina on well-cared-for antique furniture.
  12. Toy Maker’s Finish
    Toy Maker’s Finish
    4 Review(s)
    This finish is completely non-toxic when cured, making it the perfect option for children's toys and furniture.
  13. Teak Oil
    Teak Oil
    1 Review(s)
    A great oil finish for oily woods such as Teak, Rosewood and Zebrawood.
  14. Sam Maloof's Finishes-Sam Maloof Poly/Oil Finish
    Sam Maloof's Finishes-Sam Maloof Poly/Oil Finish
    24 Review(s)
    A custom blend of polyurethane varnish and natural oils developed by the legendary Sam Maloof that provides a top-quality hand-rubbed satin finish.

    Starting at: From $18.19

  15. Sam Maloof's Finishes-Sam Maloof Oil/Wax Finish
    Sam Maloof's Finishes-Sam Maloof Oil/Wax Finish
    23 Review(s)
    A blend of oils and waxes that makes the perfect final coat over Sam Maloof's Poly/Oil Finish to create a soft, hand-rubbed appearance.

    Starting at: From $20.99

  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. 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

  18. Developed for preserving fine art, Renaissance Wax is safe for use on virtually any surface � even paper.
    Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax Polish
    11 Review(s)
    Polish, protect and restore just about any surface with this hard-drying wax developed by the British Museum for fine-art conservation.
  19. Qualasole�, Pint
    Qualasole ™ ''The Modern French Polish''
    Apply over most any finish for the look and feel of French polish – plus superior durability – in a fraction of the time.
  20. Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Mix with lacquer to achieve good flow and a smooth, even finish.
  21. Qualalacq Lacquer - Gloss
    Qualalacq&#8482 Alcohol Resistant Lacquers
    2 Review(s)
    A spray lacquer formulated to take punishment that would ruin other lacquers.

    Starting at: From $18.99

  22. 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.
  23. 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

  24. Paraffin Oil
    Paraffin Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Use as lubricating oil for rubbing out a finish with pumice or rottenstone.

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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