Finish

  1. 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 $19.99

  2. 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.
    $27.99
  3. 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

  4. Odie's Wood Butter, 9 oz.
    Odie's Wood Butter, 9 oz.
    1 Review(s)
    Used like a soft wax to enhance luster and durability with just one coat—100% non-toxic!
    $32.99
  5. Minwax® Antique Oil Finish
    Minwax® Antique Oil Finish
    8 Review(s)
    An oil-based protective finish that gives wood a soft, hand-rubbed sheen.
    $20.99
  6. 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

  7. Qualalacq Lacquer - Gloss
    Qualalacq Alcohol Resistant Lacquers
    2 Review(s)
    A spray lacquer formulated to take punishment that would ruin other lacquers.

    Starting at: From $17.99

  8. Boiled Linseed Oil
    Boiled Linseed Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times.
    $16.99
  9. 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.
    $11.99
  10. Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Easily spray on the all-natural, non-toxic finish.
    $13.99
  11. General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax, Natural
    General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax, Natural
    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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Mix with lacquer to achieve good flow and a smooth, even finish.
    $17.99
  15. 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
  16. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    A traditional, quick-drying finish – with a touch of color.

    Starting at: From $10.99

  17. Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Sale
    Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a pale gold tone.

    Regular Price: $24.99

    Special Price $19.99

  18. Wool-Lube ™
    Wool-Lube ™
    Quickly remove soiling and fingerprints to prep furniture for final waxing and polishing.
    $13.99
  19. 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
  20. 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 $39.99

  21. The Modern French Polish
    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.
    $19.99
  22. 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

  23. 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
  24. Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Add to lacquer when humidity is 50% or higher to help prevent a hazy finish.
    $24.99

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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