Clear Finishes

Clear Finishes

There are certain types of surfaces that look better off with clear finishes and one of them is wood. Clear finishes protects the surface of a material, in this case wood, but does not cover the natural beauty of the wood’s surface, in fact it even glorifies it by giving it a nice glossy finish.

Before you can apply a clear finish on a wooden surface, there are other tedious tasks to be done otherwise the wood would show as uneven and rough. The whole preparation procedure begins with the surface by sanding it, relieving the surface of any bumps and protruding tiny pieces of wood that can ruin the clear finish.

If there are nail holes and other pores on the surface of the wood, it is easily patched using wood putty and then sanded again leaving an even surface as if there were no holes on it to start with. Use

Some apply the bleaching process on wood to create a light-colored surface and some perform staining because they would rather have a darker shade of wood which looks great in old houses and antique set ups.

After the wood is prepared and stained or bleached, a series of coating may be applied. Oftentimes after each coating dries up, the surface is again sanded because application of these coats sometimes causes the wood grains to rise up a bit and you would up eventually with uneven grain if you do not sand it. Once the desired amount of coating is applied, the buffing or polishing procedure comes next. The materials that can be used for polishing or buffing are pumice, steel wool, rotten stone, or other rubbing compounds but it all depends on how shiny you want the surface of the wood to be. Sometimes, after all the buffing, a small amount of wax is applied for protection and to add a little shine to what is already achieved.

Clear finishes are done with the intention of making the whole surface look great. Clear finishes are done using materials such as polyurethane, linseed oil, Danish oil, varnish, shellac, and lacquer. Applying a particular type of finish should not be solely dependent on whim since there are a lot of factors to consider in applying clear finishes. For example, shellac would be inappropriate for a dining room table because it is fragile to hold up.

Since there are a lot of things to consider when choosing and applying clear finishes in Sydney, it would be best to hire experts in its application, otherwise you might just ruin a perfectly set up room. We are experts in the field of clear finishing and we can guide as to what type of clear finish to choose and the best color to apply that will complement the aura and ambiance of a particular place in the house. With years of practical application, we have experimented and applied and succeeded in making the most dull furniture look vibrant and alive again with the right clear finish available.