Category Archives: Applying Wood Finishes

The Purpose of Applying Wood Finishes to Furniture is to Protect the Wood

It is important to learn the significance of applying wood finishes to furniture after the pieces are painted or stained. Clear wood finishes are meant to protect the wood and reduce the risk of damage that can be caused by accidental water stains, burns, scratches, dents, and dings. However, not only do finishes provide an essential layer of protection to furniture, but they also make the furniture look clean and attractive.

Why Applying Clear Wood Finishes is Important

After spending countless hours removing old paint and/or finish, sanding, filling holes with wood filler, gluing loose joints, cleaning and prepping a piece for furniture, and then finally painting or staining the furniture, why would you not want to add protective layer? Applying finishes to furniture is a great way to ensure the resilience and life of your newly refinished piece.

Applying Varnish

Applying Varnish adds a Layer of Protection to Wood that Resists Scratches Applying varnish is a great way to not only improve the look of wood but also to guarantee an added layer of protection. Wood furniture that is used frequently is easy to scratch or ding. When varnish has been applied to the surface […]
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Applying Danish Oil

Danish Oil Wood Finish Can Be Used On All Wood Surfaces Danish oil is a penetrating wood finish that is related to both Tung oil and polymerized linseed oil. It often a top choice of finishes because it can be used on just about all types of wood surfaces. It adds color, shine and a […]
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Apply Waxes to Wood Furniture

Apply Waxes to Wood Furniture for a Layer of Shine but not for a Durable Protective Layer Wax is a substance that is used to improve the shine of antique wood finishes. It hides and fills minor scratches and it adds a minimal layer of protection to wood. Wax can be used on most types […]
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Applying Tung Oil to Furniture

Tung Oil is an Age-Old Finishing Product that Provides a Durable Surface Applying tung oil is accomplished by rubbing the oil on a wood surface with a paint brush, a clean cotton cloth, or a cheesecloth pad. This type of oil is easy to apply and with after a few coats it provides a durable […]
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Applying Linseed Oil to Furniture

Linseed Oil Can Be Used as a Sealer or a Finish Linseed oil comes in a few different forms, but the most common are: raw and boiled. Raw linseed oil is not usually use as a sealer or a finish on wood because it takes too long to dry, but is used as a lubricant […]
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