Finish

  1. Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
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    Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a dark brown tone.

    Regular Price: $24.99

    Special Price $18.74

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

    Starting at: From $32.99

  3. 47005
    Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Satin Finish (B603-28406)
    6 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. 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

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

    Starting at: From $18.99

  6. 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
  7. Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    7 Review(s)
    Spray on a crystal-clear lacquer finish that dries fast and won't yellow or darken with age.
    $11.99
  8. General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Semi- Gloss
    General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Semi- Gloss
    8 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

  9. 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
  10. Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    14 Review(s)
    Get a classic hand-rubbed appearance with polyurethane protection.

    Starting at: From $12.99

  11. Liberon Finishing Oil
    Liberon Finishing Oil
    6 Review(s)
    An easy, durable, non-toxic oil finish that produces a beautiful matte/satin sheen.

    Starting at: From $21.99

  12. General Finishes Flat-Out Flat Water-Based Topcoat, Pint
    General Finishes Flat-Out Flat Water-Based Topcoat
    Provides additional protection over chalk paints and milk paints while maintaining a completely flat sheen.

    Starting at: From $16.99

  13. General Finishes Orange Oil
    General Finishes Orange Oil
    8 Review(s)
    A powerful, non-toxic furniture cleaner and wood conditioner, popular for everything from routine furniture maintenance to antique restoration.
    $9.99
  14. 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
  15. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear
    2 Review(s)
    A traditional, quick-drying finish that is ideal for antiques and fine furniture.

    Starting at: From $10.99

  16. Odie's Oxi Oil, 9 oz.
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    Odie's Oxi Oil, 9 oz.
    2 Review(s)
    Oxidizing oils darken wood over time, creating a deep, rich patina—makes dark colors pop!

    Regular Price: $29.99

    Special Price $22.49

  17. Antiquax Original Wax Polish
    Antiquax Original Wax Polish
    8 Review(s)
    Easy to apply and safe for use with all finishes, this wax creates a mellow sheen that lasts and lasts.
    $13.99
  18. The Modern French Polish
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    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.

    Regular Price: $19.99

    Special Price $14.99

  19. 100% natural ingredients!
    Tried & True Varnish Oil, Pint
    2 Review(s)
    A durable fine-furniture finish that produces a semi-gloss sheen and gets more durable with age.
    $24.99
  20. 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

  21. Violin Varnish
    Violin Varnish
    Elasticity and resonance make this an ideal finish for musical instruments.
    $31.99
  22. Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    1 Review(s)
    Transparent in color-ideal for lighter colored woods.
    $34.99
  23. GRP27068_3
    General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Gloss
    2 Review(s)
    Get a high-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

  24. Odie's Oil, 9 oz.
    Odie's Oil, 9 oz.
    3 Review(s)
    A 100% non-toxic oil finish that produces a luster that only improves with age.
    $29.99

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 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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