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Finish

  1. Antiquax Original Wax Polish
    Antiquax Original Wax Polish
    13 Review(s)
    Easy to apply and safe for use with all finishes, this wax creates a mellow sheen that lasts and lasts.
    $13.99
  2. Watco Danish Oil Finish
    Watco Danish Oil Finish
    24 Review(s)
    Wipe on to seal, protect and enhance the natural look and feel of the wood.

    Starting at: From $17.99

  3. General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Satin
    General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Satin
    19 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 $20.99

  4. General Finishes Flat-Out Flat Water-Based Topcoat, Pint
    General Finishes Flat-Out Flat Water-Based Topcoat
    2 Review(s)
    Provides additional protection over chalk paints and milk paints while maintaining a completely flat sheen.

    Starting at: From $17.99

  5. 47005
    Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Satin Finish (B603-28406)
    12 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
  6. Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Gloss Finish (B603-28806)
    Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Gloss Finish (B603-28806)
    6 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
  7. Waterlox Original Satin Finish, Quart
    Waterlox Original Satin Finish, Quart
    3 Review(s)
    A unique blend of tung oil and resin that showcases the natural beauty of wood, providing lasting, durable protection without a plastic appearance.
    $42.99
  8. Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    17 Review(s)
    Get a classic hand-rubbed appearance with polyurethane protection.

    Starting at: From $12.99

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

    Starting at: From $32.99

  10. Tried & True Danish Oil, Pint
    Tried & True Danish Oil
    A traditional oil finish that deepens and enriches the color of the wood, highlighting the natural character of the grain.

    Starting at: From $16.99

  11. 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
  12. Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    11 Review(s)
    Spray on a crystal-clear lacquer finish that dries fast and won't yellow or darken with age.
    $11.99
  13. 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

  14. 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.
    $22.99
  15. Liberon Finishing Oil
    Liberon Finishing Oil
    8 Review(s)
    An easy, durable, non-toxic oil finish that produces a beautiful matte/satin sheen.

    Starting at: From $21.99

  16. 1 qt. Qualalacq™ Alcohol Resistant Lacquers, Gloss
    Qualalacq Alcohol Resistant Lacquers
    4 Review(s)
    A spray lacquer formulated to take punishment that would ruin other lacquers.

    Starting at: From $17.99

  17. The Modern French Polish
    Qualasole ™ ''The Modern French Polish''
    1 Review(s)
    Apply over most any finish for the look and feel of French polish – plus superior durability – in a fraction of the time.
    $19.99
  18. General Finishes Orange Oil
    General Finishes Orange Oil
    9 Review(s)
    A powerful, non-toxic furniture cleaner and wood conditioner, popular for everything from routine furniture maintenance to antique restoration.
    $10.99
  19. Feed-N-Wax® Wood Polish and Conditioner
    Feed-N-Wax® Wood Polish and Conditioner
    5 Review(s)
    A blend of beeswax, carnauba wax and orange oil that enhances wood grain and prevents drying and deterioration of wood finishes.
    $11.99
  20. Wool-Lube ™
    Wool-Lube ™
    3 Review(s)
    Quickly remove soiling and fingerprints to prep furniture for final waxing and polishing.
    $13.99
  21. Minwax® Paste Finishing Wax
    Minwax® Paste Finishing Wax
    8 Review(s)
    Protect and add luster to any stained or finished wood surface.

    Starting at: From $15.99

  22. ZAR® Ultra Interior Oil-Based Polyurethane, Antique Flat, Quart
    ZAR® Ultra Interior Oil-Based Polyurethane, Antique Flat, Quart

    A super-fast drying polyurethane top coat—dries to the touch in only two hours!

    $21.99
  23. General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects
    General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $35.99

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

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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