Finish

  1. Paraffin Oil
    Paraffin Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Use as lubricating oil for rubbing out a finish with pumice or rottenstone.
    $19.99
  2. 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

  3. Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    2 Review(s)
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a dark brown tone.
    $24.99
  4. Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Mix with lacquer to achieve good flow and a smooth, even finish.
    $17.99
  5. Violin Varnish
    Violin Varnish
    Elasticity and resonance make this an ideal finish for musical instruments.
    $31.99
  6. 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

  7. 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
  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects
    General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects
    2 Review(s)
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $35.99

  11. 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
  12. Teak Oil
    Teak Oil
    6 Review(s)
    A great oil finish for oily woods such as Teak, Rosewood and Zebrawood.
    $17.99
  13. 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

  14. Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Easily spray on the all-natural, non-toxic finish.
    $13.99
  15. 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!
    $26.99
  16. 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
  17. Brush or spray - it's your choice!
    Deft® Waterborne Clear Wood Finish
    3 Review(s)
    The performance of lacquer in a quick-drying water-based acrylic formula.
    $24.99
  18. Tried and True�a traditional oil finish with 100% natural ingredients
    Tried & True Original Wood Finish, Pint
    4 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
  19. Odie's Oxi Oil, 9 oz.
    Odie's Oxi Oil, 9 oz.
    2 Review(s)
    Oxidizing oils darken wood over time, creating a deep, rich patina—makes dark colors pop!
    $34.99
  20. Glaze Only
    General Finishes Bronze 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

  21. 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.
    $25.99
  22. Minwax® Antique Oil Finish
    Minwax® Antique Oil Finish
    12 Review(s)
    An oil-based protective finish that gives wood a soft, hand-rubbed sheen.
    $20.99
  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.
    $18.00
  24. Jet Spray Blush Eraser
    Jet Spray Blush Eraser
    2 Review(s)
    Spray this amazing product on a cloudy lacquer finish to re-flow the lacquer and let the haze-producing moisture escape without changing the existing sheen or color.
    $10.99

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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