Finish

  1. General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax, Natural
    General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax, Natural
    2 Review(s)
    Works well over both oil- and water-based finishes as a polish for rubbing out new finishes or as a scratch remover for worn surfaces.
    $10.99
  2. 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

  3. Behlen Top Coat Lacquer
    Behlen Top Coat Lacquer and Sanding Sealer
    4 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

  4. Tried & True Varnish Oil, Pint
    Tried & True Varnish Oil
    2 Review(s)
    A durable fine-furniture finish that produces a semi-gloss sheen and gets more durable with age.

    Starting at: From $24.99

  5. 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

  6. Paraffin Oil
    Paraffin Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Use as lubricating oil for rubbing out a finish with pumice or rottenstone.
    $19.99
  7. Keep outdoor wood projects looking good for longer!
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Water-Based Varnish-Gloss
    4 Review(s)
    A tough, clear high-gloss finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $24.99

  8. Odie's Oil, 9 oz.
    Odie's Oil, 9 oz.
    6 Review(s)
    A 100% non-toxic oil finish that produces a luster that only improves with age.
    $34.99
  9. Boiled Linseed Oil
    Boiled Linseed Oil
    2 Review(s)
    Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times.
    $16.99
  10. 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

  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Violin Varnish
    Violin Varnish
    Elasticity and resonance make this an ideal finish for musical instruments.
    $31.99
  14. Protect exterior wood in any climate, season after season.
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Varnish
    4 Review(s)
    A tough, clear semi-gloss finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $24.99

  15. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    3 Review(s)
    A traditional, quick-drying finish – with a touch of color.

    Starting at: From $10.99

  16. Safer for you AND the environment!
    Vermont Natural Coatings Poly Whey-Quart
    11 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 $35.99

  17. Odie's Wood Butter, 9 oz.
    Odie's Wood Butter, 9 oz.
    3 Review(s)
    Used like a soft wax to enhance luster and durability with just one coat—100% non-toxic!
    $39.99
  18. Buffer's Polish
    Buffer's Polish
    2 Review(s)
    A silicone- and wax-free formula for removing minor imperfections in the finish and creating a professional, high-gloss look.
    $18.00
  19. 100% natural ingredients!
    Tried & True Varnish Oil, Pint
    3 Review(s)
    A durable fine-furniture finish that produces a semi-gloss sheen and gets more durable with age.
    $24.99
  20. Odie's Wax, 9 oz.
    Odie's Wax, 9 oz.
    A 100% non-toxic super-hard wax that provides a lustrous sheen on all wood surfaces.
    $39.99
  21. Furniture Cleaner
    Furniture Cleaner
    A heavy-duty cleaner with a mineral-spirits base designed to remove old oils, wax and grease from any wood surface.
    $10.99
  22. Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    7 Review(s)
    An easy-to-apply hand-rubbed finish that goes on in minutes.
    $21.99
  23. Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Mix with lacquer to achieve good flow and a smooth, even finish.
    $17.99
  24. Teak Oil
    Teak Oil
    4 Review(s)
    A great oil finish for oily woods such as Teak, Rosewood and Zebrawood.
    $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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