Top Ten Learn The Basics Of When And How To Use These Finishes And You Will Be Well On Your Way To Success In Woodworking S Crucial Final Stage
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Top 10 Finishes Photo by Rob Brown 1.Shellac - Possibly the most underrated and underused finish, shellac is fairly easy to apply (pad, brush or spray), dries very quickly, is very clear, resists moisture transfer, and can be rubbed out nicely.
It doesn't stand up to heat, water, or chemicals very well though.It's a great finish for a piece of furniture that will not be subject to heavy wear, like a display cabinet or jewellery box.Shellac also makes a great washcoat/barrier coat when refinishing.
For more information, see the finishing article in our April/May 2011 issue.2.Polyurethane - Available in oil- and water-based versions, as well as gloss, semi-gloss and satin, polyurethane is a film-forming finish that offers lots of protection against scratches, water and chemicals.
It's usually brushed or sprayed on, then left to dry; oil-based polyurethane takes much longer to dry than water-based polyurethane.3.Tung Oil - Very easy to apply, tung oil is similar to linseed oil.Coats are wiped on the wood and left to dry.
If half a dozen coats are built up, tung oil is quite water-resistant, although it offers little protection from scratches and moisture transfer.4.Oil/Varnish Mixture - Oil-based polyurethane and...