Finish

  1. 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 $15.79

  2. 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

  3. GRP27068_3
    General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Gloss
    8 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 $19.49

  4. Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Transparent in color-ideal for lighter colored woods.
  5. Feed-N-Wax® Wood Polish and Conditioner
    Feed-N-Wax® Wood Polish and Conditioner
    A blend of beeswax, carnauba wax and orange oil that enhances wood grain and prevents drying and deterioration of wood finishes.
  6. Minwax® Antique Oil Finish
    Minwax® Antique Oil Finish
    8 Review(s)
    An oil-based protective finish that gives wood a soft, hand-rubbed sheen.
  7. Paraffin Oil
    Paraffin Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Use as lubricating oil for rubbing out a finish with pumice or rottenstone.
  8. Qualasole�, Pint
    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.
  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.
  10. 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.
  11. Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a dark brown tone.
  12. Clear Gloss
    Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane
    5 Review(s)
    Fast-drying convenience with long-lasting protection.

    Starting at: From $13.99

  13. EF PolyAcrylic Blend Top Coat-Gloss
    EF PolyAcrylic Blend Top Coat-Gloss
    10 Review(s)
    Get a high-gloss finish on furniture and woodwork with this durable, clear topcoat that flows and levels easily and adheres well.

    Starting at: From $15.49

  14. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    A traditional, quick-drying finish – with a touch of color.

    Starting at: From $10.59

  15. Safer for you AND the environment!
    Vermont Natural Coatings Poly Whey-Quart
    8 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

  16. Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a pale gold tone.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Liberon Burnishing Cream, 8 oz.
    Liberon Burnishing Cream
    2 Review(s)
    Clean and rejuvenate highly polished surfaces such as those finished with French polishes, lacquers and varnishes.
  20. French Polish doesn�t have to wear you out, this blend gives high-quality results in just 3-4 coats.
    Liberon Easy French Polish
    Get the gloss without the grief. This shellac and resin blended polish brushes on for quick buildup and great results with just 3 to 4 easy coats!
  21. Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    6 Review(s)
    An easy-to-apply hand-rubbed finish that goes on in minutes.
  22. Wool-Lube ™
    Wool-Lube ™
    Quickly remove soiling and fingerprints to prep furniture for final waxing and polishing.
  23. 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.
  24. Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Mix with lacquer to achieve good flow and a smooth, even finish.

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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