Wood Sealer vs. Polyurethane

Hand holding brush painting wooden surface with protective coati

On completion of wooden objects or structures, you need to apply a protective coating. We call this protective coating finish. Applying finish to wood can be easy or difficult depending on the type of finish you apply. In this post, we discuss polyurethane as a wood sealer and other sealers. We apply a sealer to … Read more

Wood Stain vs. Sealer

Colorful wood stain color test samples

As a woodworker, when you are involved in the installation and maintenance of wooden decks and fences, you would necessarily have to get involved with wood stains and wood sealers. But everyone isn’t familiar with everything about these two types of wood finish. With that in mind, we would like to define them. Here is … Read more

What is Spar Urethane?

Featured image: test piece of maple finished with spar varnish (Credit: wikimedia.org) What is Spar Urethane? The spar varnish name is related to the wooden poles on a marine vessel that offer support to the sails, the ship’s spars. This part of the vessel gets maximum exposure to wind, sun and moisture, so the wood … Read more

7 Most Rot Resistant Woods

There is nothing like natural wood to make outdoor spaces look vibrant and fresh. Wood looks particularly good on gazebos, garden furniture, and bridges. Alas! Wood also attracts fungi and insects, causing it to rot. If you want your outdoor wood to resist insects, weather, and fungi, then you need to treat it with certain … Read more

What is Timber Oil?

Upon completing any wooden item or structure, we usually need to apply some form of finish to enhance the look of the wood and add protection. We call the process of applying the final layer to the wood a finish. There are different types of finish that you can get, and one of the most … Read more

What is Teak Oil?

If you want to apply a finish to bare or stained wood, a good option is to use oil. It accentuates the natural beauty of the wood. It also offers protection from the elements especially if you are going to leave it outdoors. The advantage of applying oil is that it is easy enough for … Read more

Can You Stain Over Paint?

I have a piece of painted wood but want to darken and protect it…Do I really need to strip off the paint first or can you apply stain over painted wood? Wood is used on a wide variety of projects in part for its strength and durability. To enhance the durability of this versatile material, … Read more

Will Bleach Prevent Wood Rot?

We use wood extensively for construction and other purposes, but water is something that it should never come into contact with, at least extensively, unless it’s a boat. If wood gets exposed to water through leakage it might develop rot. Wood rot can result in many structural problems, both indoors and outdoors especially when it … Read more

Teak vs. Mahogany (Comparing Wood – Pros & Cons)

In the woodworking field, teak and mahogany are two of the most sought-after types of wood available. You will find teak and mahogany furniture throughout the United States and even across the world. Any home or office that has teak or mahogany will look great, thanks to the subtle textures, shades, and grain patterns of … Read more

Sheesham vs. Mango (Comparing Wood – Pros & Cons)

Wood is an all-time favorite for adorning homes and offices. As a woodworker, you will find no shortage of projects available. The endless varieties of wood make it essential to understand more about the various types that we can get. Wooden furniture adds class to your home, and you can customize it as required. As … Read more