Finishes: Fact sheet no. 16

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This wood for good fact sheet is a brief overview of using finishes on timber products.

This sheet explains the variety of situations when a finish may be required, the numerous finishing options which are available and an image chart of the look some of the more common finishing methods produce.

Contents:

  • Lacquers and varnishes
  • Oils
  • Soap
  • Lye
  • Wax
  • Stains
  • Paint
  • Garden woodcare

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