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.$11.99
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 $25.49
A spray lacquer formulated to take punishment that would ruin other lacquers.
Starting at: From $17.99
Great performance with fewer hazardous air pollutants.
Starting at: From $7.99
Unique whey formula and low-VOC content mean healthier air quality, and exceptional cured hardness means a durable finish. Pint size.
Starting at: From $21.99
Easily spray on the all-natural, non-toxic finish.$13.69
Add to lacquer when humidity is 50% or higher to help prevent a hazy finish.$23.99
A great oil finish for oily woods such as Teak, Rosewood and Zebrawood.$17.99
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
The performance of lacquer in a quick-drying water-based acrylic formula.$24.99
A waterborne acrylic finish that's excellent for interior wood furniture, cabinetry, molding, crafts, wicker and more.$10.99
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.