Wood Finishes 101 Polyurethane Vs Varnish Vs Lacquer Vs Shellac
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When it comes to woodworking projects, you have so many options and very few limitations.From the species of wood you use, to the type of milling used to create the boards, tons of joinery options, unlimited ways to personalize your project, variations of design ideas, and more.
But when all that comes to an end, when all the options and all the choices you've made for your project nears completion, it starts to boil down to a much narrower list of choices - What finish should you use? There are a few more options than I list here, but these are the main choices that most woodworkers use when it comes to a good, long lasting protective finish - PolyurethaneVarnishLacquerShellac These are film finishes, meaning they leave a film that you can build up by adding more coats.
There are variations within these 4, but I won't be diving into that many details, as that's a very broad topic to try and cover in one article.So I'll break these 4 woodworking finishes down in a way that you can easily see the differences.
My goal here is to help you decide on a finish based on the what, the why, and the...