Wipe On Poly – Everything You Need To Know (FAQs)

As a woodworker, a significant aspect of your work revolves around the various types of wood finishes and how to use them. One of the most popular finishes is polyurethane varnish, which we commonly call polyurethane and, most often, only “poly.” This wood finish is an extremely versatile type of finish, and we use it … Read more

Lacquer vs Polyurethane – Wood Finish Comparison

Anyone who regularly works on woodworking projects will understand the significance of applying a finish to wood. Once you complete a wood item, you should apply a coating to protect its surface and enhance its looks. Two popular types of finish are lacquer and polyurethane. Each type has unique characteristics, and as a woodworker, you … Read more

Varnish vs Lacquer -Wood Finish Pros & Cons

If you have a lot of confidence in wood as most of us do, you will likely have a lot of woodwork in your home. To get the best out of wood, you have to apply a wood finish to it as a final touch. If you use a wood finish, your wood takes on … Read more

Varnish vs Polyurethane -Wood Finish Pros & Cons

As a woodworker, you will come across situations regularly where you have to apply finish to wooden surfaces. The process of coating wood with a protective or decorative layer is known as “finishing.” We get different types of finish, depending on the type of surface that we are finishing. The various types of finish are … Read more

7 Types of Wood Stain

The final stage of woodwork is to apply a finish. We often use “stain” as a finish to the surface of wood. Wood stain comprises pigments that we may dissolve or suspend in a “vehicle” which would typically be a solvent like water or alcohol. We use pigments and dyes to add color to stains. … Read more

Varnish vs Stain – Wood Finish Comparison

Wood is an immensely-used and widely popular material for various applications. We find wooden items all over our homes. In cold regions, you will find wood that makes up the flooring. You can also see complete buildings made of wood. Then, wood plays a prominent role in furniture and outdoor accessories like decks, railings, and … Read more

How do you use French polish?

A Comprehensive Guide to French Polish In woodworking, building anything made out of wood is only a part of the job. After making something out of wood, we need to apply a finish to its surface. It is not enough to only smoothen the surface by using a planer, file, or sandpaper. We usually apply … Read more

Danish Oil vs Polyurethane (Pros & Cons of Each)

When we talk about different types of wood finish, two types get mentioned regularly, and they are Danish oil and polyurethane varnish. The first one is a natural extract mixed with some additives, both natural and artificial. Polyurethane varnish is a synthetic product but may contain some natural additives as well. Today, both these finishes … Read more

Danish Oil vs Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO)

Items made of wood are and will always be appealing. There is something about the way the grain patterns and the color of the wood that makes it very attractive. We call the last stage of creating any woodworking item as applying a “finish.” You can read more about how to use different types of … Read more

Shellac vs Polyurethane – Wood Finish Comparison

One of the essential stages of woodworking is applying a finish to the wood. Even the most skillfully-executed woodworking project will appear incomplete if it doesn’t have a proper finish. By “finish,” we refer to applying a coating to the surface of the wood to enhance its appearance and add a protective layer to it. … Read more