Finish

  1. Food-safe protection for a variety of projects.
    Butcher Block Conditioner
    6 Review(s)
    Mix of food-grade mineral oil and water-resistant beeswax and carnauba wax rejuvenates wood and prevents drying and cracking.
    $9.99
  2. 19655
    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.
    $17.99
  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. General Finishes Outdoor Oil
    General Finishes 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 $23.49

  8. 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

  9. 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.
    $13.29
  10. 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.
    $16.99
  11. Protect exterior wood in any climate, season after season.
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Varnish
    1 Review(s)
    A tough, clear semi-gloss finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $22.99

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

    Starting at: From $23.49

  13. 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.
    $8.99
  14. 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
  15. Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
    11 Review(s)
    Get a classic hand-rubbed appearance with polyurethane protection.

    Starting at: From $12.59

  16. 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

  17. 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.
    $42.99
  18. 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.
    $17.99
  19. 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

  20. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear
    A traditional, quick-drying finish that is ideal for antiques and fine furniture.

    Starting at: From $10.59

  21. Violin Varnish
    Violin Varnish
    Elasticity and resonance make this an ideal finish for musical instruments.
    $31.99
  22. Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish Spray
    3 Review(s)
    Spray on a crystal-clear lacquer finish that dries fast and won't yellow or darken with age.
    $11.99
  23. Boiled Linseed Oil
    Boiled Linseed Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times.
    $16.99
  24. 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.
    $20.99

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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