Finish

  1. Protect exterior wood in any climate, season after season.
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Varnish
    1 Review(s)
    A tough, clear semi-gloss finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $23.99

  2. 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
  3. Brush or spray - it's your choice!
    Deft® Waterborne Clear Wood Finish
    1 Review(s)
    The performance of lacquer in a quick-drying water-based acrylic formula.
    $24.99
  4. Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a pale gold tone.
    $24.99
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Paraffin Oil
    Paraffin Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Use as lubricating oil for rubbing out a finish with pumice or rottenstone.
    $19.99
  8. 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
  9. Keep outdoor wood projects looking good for longer!
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Water-Based Varnish-Gloss
    A tough, clear high-gloss finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $23.99

  10. 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

  11. 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
  12. Wool-Lube ™
    Wool-Lube ™
    Quickly remove soiling and fingerprints to prep furniture for final waxing and polishing.
    $13.99
  13. Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Mix with lacquer to achieve good flow and a smooth, even finish.
    $17.99
  14. Boiled Linseed Oil
    Boiled Linseed Oil
    1 Review(s)
    Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times.
    $16.99
  15. Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    Bulls Eye® Shellac-Amber
    A traditional, quick-drying finish – with a touch of color.

    Starting at: From $10.99

  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Violin Varnish
    Violin Varnish
    Elasticity and resonance make this an ideal finish for musical instruments.
    $31.99
  20. Odie's Oxi Oil, 9 oz.
    Odie's Oxi Oil, 9 oz.
    Oxidizing oils darken wood over time, creating a deep, rich patina—makes dark colors pop!
    $29.99
  21. Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac
    Easily spray on the all-natural, non-toxic finish.
    $13.99
  22. 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
  23. Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    4 Review(s)
    A clear, fast-drying protective topcoat that's perfect for furniture, trim, doors, cabinets and paneling. Available in Semi-Gloss and Satin.

    Starting at: From $25.99

  24. 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

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."

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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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