Finish

  1. 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
  2. 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!
    $32.99
  3. Purified Beeswax
    Purified Beeswax
    1 Review(s)
    A higher grade of beeswax that's ideal for making your own furniture polish, lubricating drawer runners, making candles and more.
    $27.99
  4. Feed-N-Wax® Wood Polish and Conditioner
    Feed-N-Wax® Wood Polish and Conditioner
    3 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    2 Review(s)
    A traditional, quick-drying finish – with a touch of color.

    Starting at: From $10.99

  8. Keep outdoor wood projects looking good for longer!
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Water-Based Varnish-Satin
    6 Review(s)
    A tough, clear satin finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $23.99

  9. GRP27068_3
    General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane-Gloss
    2 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 $19.99

  10. Boiled Linseed Oil
    Boiled Linseed Oil
    2 Review(s)
    Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times.
    $16.99
  11. 100% natural ingredients!
    Tried & True Varnish Oil, Pint
    2 Review(s)
    A durable fine-furniture finish that produces a semi-gloss sheen and gets more durable with age.
    $24.99
  12. 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

  13. Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Easily spray on the all-natural, non-toxic finish.
    $13.99
  14. Paraffin Oil
    Paraffin Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Use as lubricating oil for rubbing out a finish with pumice or rottenstone.
    $19.99
  15. Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a pale gold tone.
    $24.99
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
    $9.99
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
    $30.99
  22. 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
  23. Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    6 Review(s)
    An easy-to-apply hand-rubbed finish that goes on in minutes.
    $21.99
  24. Wool-Lube ™
    Wool-Lube ™
    2 Review(s)
    Quickly remove soiling and fingerprints to prep furniture for final waxing and polishing.
    $13.99

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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