Finish

  1. 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
  2. Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Add to lacquer when humidity is 50% or higher to help prevent a hazy finish.
    $24.99
  3. Teak Oil
    Teak Oil
    1 Review(s)
    A great oil finish for oily woods such as Teak, Rosewood and Zebrawood.
    $17.99
  4. 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

  5. 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
  6. Quick-drying and easy to apply!
    Deft® Clear Wood Finish, Aerosol
    1 Review(s)
    A waterborne acrylic finish that's excellent for interior wood furniture, cabinetry, molding, crafts, wicker and more.
    $10.99
  7. Klean-Strip "Green" Lacquer Thinner
    Klean-Strip "Green" Lacquer Thinner
    Great performance with fewer hazardous air pollutants.

    Starting at: From $7.99

  8. General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects
    New
    General Finishes Argentine 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

  9. Glaze Only
    New
    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 $39.99

  10. General Finishes Burnished Pearl Effects
    New
    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 $39.99

  11. General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects
    New
    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

  12. General Finishes Copper Pearl Effects
    New
    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 $39.99

    Out of stock
  13. General Finishes Tawny Pearl Effects
    New
    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 $39.99

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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