Furniture and woodwork
Preparation is key to the final finish, and therefore it is important to ensure the correct products are used and that sufficient time is spent achieving a good result. The choice of product will depend upon the existing finish of the item you are working on and the final finish you wish to create.
Choosing the right product
Once the wood is properly prepared and coloured (if desired), the next step is to ensure that the timber is protected with a suitable finish. There are four main types of finish – wax, oil, dye, varnish – and the decision as to which to use will depend upon the look you are trying to achieve, together with more practical reasons such as the durability, the desired level of maintenance and whether the item will be in frequent contact with water.