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Wood Finishing Finishing can make or break your project.You've spent hours making flawless joints and sanding everything smooth but the finish is what people will see and feel first.Applying the finish can sometimes take you as long as constructing the project itself.
Take your time and be patient.The first question to ask is: 'What kind of finish should be applied?' There are many choices and many schools of thought on the subject.There are film-forming and non-film forming finishes.
Film-forming finishes are like lacquer, shellac, polyurethane and varnish.Non-film-forming finishes are oil and wax.Film-forming dries hard on the surface of the wood and gives varying degrees of protection against moisture, sunshine and chemicals.
Non-film forming finishes soak into the wood and give much less protection against the elements and must be reapplied at regular intervals.Non-film-forming finishes are easy to apply by just wiping them on and wiping off the excess.
Film-forming finishes vary in difficulty to apply.Most, except the fast drying lacquers, can be applied with a brush.Fast-drying lacquers can only be applied with a spray gun and only in a carefully controlled environment.
The first rule of a good finish is to read the instructions on the...