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Finish

  1. 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

  2. Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Qualalacq™ Lacquer Reducer
    Mix with lacquer to achieve good flow and a smooth, even finish.
    $17.99
  3. General Finishes Tawny Pearl Effects
    General Finishes Tawny Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $29.99

  4. 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
  5. Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Lacquer Blush Retarder
    1 Review(s)
    Add to lacquer when humidity is 50% or higher to help prevent a hazy finish.
    $24.99
  6. Teak Oil
    Teak Oil
    6 Review(s)
    A great oil finish for oily woods such as Teak, Rosewood and Zebrawood.
    $17.99
  7. Boiled Linseed Oil
    Boiled Linseed Oil
    2 Review(s)
    Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times.
    $16.99
  8. Klean-Strip Lacquer Thinner, Quart
    Klean-Strip Lacquer Thinner, Quart
    Klean-Strip® Lacquer Thinner is used to thin lacquer and epoxy coatings, helping to improve flow and leveling for a smooth, professional finish.
    $6.99
  9. General Finishes Copper Pearl Effects
    General Finishes Copper Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $29.99

    Out of stock
  10. 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
  11. 100% natural ingredients!
    Tried & True Varnish Oil, Pint
    5 Review(s)
    A durable fine-furniture finish that produces a semi-gloss sheen and gets more durable with age.
    $24.99
  12. Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    5 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

  13. General Finishes Burnished Pearl Effects
    General Finishes Burnished Pearl Effects
    Apply over milk paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a wide variety of translucent metallic pearl effects!

    Starting at: From $29.99

  14. Quick-drying and easy to apply!
    Deft® Clear Wood Finish, Aerosol
    3 Review(s)
    A waterborne acrylic finish that's excellent for interior wood furniture, cabinetry, molding, crafts, wicker and more.
    $10.99
  15. 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
  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. Klean-Strip Lacquer Thinner for California, Quart
    Klean-Strip Lacquer Thinner for California, Quart
    Used to thin lacquer and epoxy coatings, helping to improve flow and leveling for a smooth finish—approved for use in California and Utah.
    $9.99

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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