Finish

  1. 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

  2. Keep outdoor wood projects looking good for longer!
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Water-Based Varnish-Satin
    A tough, clear satin finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $23.99

  3. 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.
    $13.99
  4. 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 $32.99

  5. 19655
    Toy Maker's Finish
    5 Review(s)
    This finish is completely non-toxic when cured, making it the perfect option for children's toys and furniture.
    $14.99
  6. 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
  7. Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Transparent in color-ideal for lighter colored woods.
    $34.99
  8. Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a dark brown tone.
    $24.99
  9. Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    5 Review(s)
    Spray on a crystal-clear lacquer finish that dries fast and won't yellow or darken with age.
    $11.99
  10. Tried and True�a traditional oil finish with 100% natural ingredients
    Tried & True Original Wood Finish, Pint
    2 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.
    $24.99
  11. 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 $21.99

  12. General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Semi- Gloss
    General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Semi- Gloss
    7 Review(s)
    Get a semi-gloss 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

  13. Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    11 Review(s)
    Get a classic hand-rubbed appearance with polyurethane protection.

    Starting at: From $12.99

  14. 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.
    $9.99
  15. 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
  16. Minwax® Paste Finishing Wax
    Minwax® Paste Finishing Wax
    7 Review(s)
    Protect and add luster to any stained or finished wood surface.

    Starting at: From $15.99

  17. Odie's Oil, 9 oz.
    Odie's Oil, 9 oz.
    A 100% non-toxic oil finish that produces a luster that only improves with age.
    $29.99
  18. 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.
    $20.99
  19. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear
    A traditional, quick-drying finish that is ideal for antiques and fine furniture.

    Starting at: From $10.99

  20. 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.
    $27.99
  21. 100% natural ingredients!
    Tried & True Varnish Oil, Pint
    1 Review(s)
    A durable fine-furniture finish that produces a semi-gloss sheen and gets more durable with age.
    $24.99
  22. Liberon Finishing Oil
    Liberon Finishing Oil
    3 Review(s)
    An easy, durable, non-toxic oil finish that produces a beautiful matte/satin sheen.

    Starting at: From $21.99

  23. 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

  24. 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

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.

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I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

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What People are Saying:

I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

- Daniel F.
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