Finish & Oil & Paint

Example of Matte and Gloss Paint

Matte vs Satin vs Semi Gloss (Paint, Lacquer, Polyurethane)

Whether you are choosing paint for the walls in your home, polyurethane to refinish your hardwood floors or lacquer for wood finishing jobs, you will likely stumble over different types of appearance. These include flat, matte, satin, semi-gloss and gloss, for instance. While picking the color of paint and lacquer only requires you to follow …

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Different paint colors and sheen

What is Sheen (Paint, Lacquer, Varnish, Polyurethane)?

When you are selecting paint, lacquer, polyurethane or varnish for finishing a surface you will have to decide what type of sheen you prefer. Coatings are generally classified in a range from flat to glossy. Understanding the differences and typical uses will help you choose the right one for your requirements. What Is Sheen? The …

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Applying Spar Urethane on a Bench

Spar Urethane vs. Polyurethane – What Are the Differences?

If you are looking for a resistant coating for your exterior wood or boat, you will want to consider Spar Urethane. This type of finish was originally developed for marine uses but has become popular among woodworkers and DIYers as an alternative to Polyurethane. Read on to learn more about the differences, the characteristics and …

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Spar Varnish for Boats

What Is Spar Varnish and What Is It Used For?

If you need a durable and resilient wood finish, you have probably come across Varnish and Spar Varnish, besides other common choices such as lacquer, paint, polyurethane. While Varnish is generally popular for its UV resistance, you might be wondering what exactly the characteristics of Spar Varnish and the differences to the regular type are. …

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Application of Varnish

How to Finish and Refinish Wood in 6 Steps (+ Guide to Wood Finishes)

Wood is a beautiful and durable material which is one of the reasons why it is popular for different uses. This includes but is not limited to furniture, floors, doors and windows and various types of installations around the house.  However, being somewhat resistant and durable by nature, even the strongest types of wood require …

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Polyurethane Calculator

Polyurethane Calculator: How Much Polyurethane Do You Need?

Calculate How Much Polyurethane You Will Need for Your Project! If you plan to (re)finish your hardwood floor, furniture, table or any other wooden surface with Polyurethane, you are probably wondering: How many cans, gallons or liters of Polyurethane do you need to get the job done? In case you have ever applied a water-based …

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Danish Oil VS Tung Oil

Danish Oil vs Tung Oil – What Are the Differences?

If you have wooden furniture or floors, you will need to treat the wood to protect it from moisture and other threats. A proper finish also enhances the appearance of the wood and extends its life. While finishes such as Varnish or Polyurethane are common for floors and exterior wood, natural oils are a popular …

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Lacquer sprayed on wood

Polyurethane vs Lacquer – What Are the Differences?

Are you looking for a durable wood finish that enhances the appearance and protects the surface? Polyurethane and Lacquer are both good choices for this purpose. It is obvious that you will need to apply either lacquer, paint or stain if you want to color your wooden surface. However, for colorless protective coats, you might …

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how to apply danish oil

Water Based vs Oil Based Polyurethane

When you have been using wood for construction, furniture or flooring, you will likely have to enhance the resilience and durability of the natural material. Polyurethane is one of the most common and effective finishes that provide a protective final coat for the wood. However, there are two different types of Polyurethane (sometimes referred to …

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How long does it take paint to dry

How Long Does It Take Paint To Dry (Walls, Wood & Concrete)?

When you paint a wall, a ceiling, a door, furniture, a floor or a countertop, you will inevitably ask yourself: How long does the paint take to dry? The answer depends on the circumstances of your project, though. The two main factors are: the type of paint you are using, and the material (and its …

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Pros and Cons of Oil Based Paint

Pros & Cons of Oil-Based and Water-Based Paint

Many DIY projects around the home involve paint as a finish. Furniture, cabinets, floors, walls, ceilings and doors are only a few examples. You might think of choosing the right color and the desired amount of sheen as being the main challenges when you need to pick your paint. However, you will want to think …

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The Wood Oil Calculator

Wood Oil Calculator – How Much Oil You Need for Finishing Wood

Calculate How Much Oil You Need for Your Project! When you need to finish a floor, a deck, wooden furniture or any other type of wooden workpiece, you might wonder: what amount of oil do you need for finishing? If you have applied a finish to this particular object some time ago, you might remember …

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Wood and oils - finishing with a brush

Wood and Oils – All You Need to Know About Wood Finishing with Oil

Finishing the surface of the wood can be either the last step of your woodwork project or your regular maintenance for your wooden furniture, floors, windows, and doors. Oils are among the most common wood finishes and have been used for centuries in almost all parts of the world. Oils are basically a natural product, …

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Wood Finish

Shellac vs Polyurethane vs Varnish vs Lacquer as Wood Finish

When you are into woodworking, finding the right finishing product for your furniture-making might be confusing. With so many brands and products on the market, one does not have enough time to try out each and every type of finish. Products like shellac, polyurethane and varnish are quite common. Although they have some similarities, they …

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Difference between satin and gloss finishing

Difference Between Satin and Gloss Finishing

When it comes to wood finishes, we’ve all heard the terms multiple times. While most people understand what gloss finishes mean, do any of us know the technical meaning of a satin finish? And what is the actual difference between satin and gloss? Difference between satin and gloss finishes The difference between satin vs gloss …

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Hemp Oil For Wood Finishing

Hemp Oil For Wood Finishing

Once you’ve made something from wood, whether it be furniture, floorboards or anything else, you need to coat it in a protective layer to ensure that it lasts without getting wet or becoming prone to bacteria growth. Using hemp oil for wood finishing is a popular choice because of the protection and resulting look. In …

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