Wood Finishes – A Quick Guide – Varnish / Stain / Oil / Wax / Lacquer / Polyurethane / Shellac


A quick guide to wood finishes – what to use, and when to use them. In this video I cover stain / dye, oil, varnish, shellac, polyurethane, wax and lacquer.

Here are some affiliate links to finishes I recommend (if you click and buy, I make a few pennies from Amazon).

BRIWAX
Briwax Clear (UK Amazon)
Briwax Clear (US Amazon)
Briwax Rustic Pine (UK Amazon)
Briwax RusticPine (US Amazon)
Briwax Medium Brown (UK Amazon)
Briwax Light Brown (US Amazon)

BOILED LINSEED OIL
Boiled Linseed Oil (UK Amazon)
Boiled Linseed Oil (US Amazon)

DANISH OIL
Danish Oil (UK Amazon)
Danish Oil (US Amazon)

POLYURETHANE
Blackfriar 250ml Clear Satin Polyurethane (UK Amazon)
Blackfriar 1L Clear Satin Polyurethane (UK Amazon)
Ronseal 250ml Clear Gloss Polyurethane (UK Amazon)
Blackfriar 1L Clear Gloss Polyurethane (UK Amazon)
Rust-Oleum 1/2 pint Interior Clear Water Based Polyurethane (US Amazon)
Minwax 1/2 pint Polyurethane Gloss (US Amazon)
Minwax 1/2 pint Polyurethane Satin (US Amazon)

SPRAY LACQUER
Clear Matt Spray Lacquer (UK Amazon)
Clear Gloss Spray Lacquer (UK Amazon)
Clear Gloss Spray Lacquer (US Amazon)

VARNISH
Johnstones Quick Drying Interior Clear Satin Varnish 250ml (UK Amazon)
Johnstones Quick Drying Interior Clear Satin Varnish 750ml (UK Amazon)
Ronseal Interior Clear Gloss Varnish 250ml (UK Amazon)
Rustin’s Exterior Yacht Varnish 250ml (UK Amazon)
Everbuild Exterior Yacht Varnish 750ml (UK Amazon)
Rust-Oleum Marine Spar Varnish 1 Quart (US Amazon)

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