Choosing the right finish is key to the success of your woodworking project.  Here are a few of the finishes that I use.  I have included a few of my  Amazon affiliate links below to the products that I use below.  If you choice to purchase using these links we do receive a commission which is greatly appreciated!

Polycrlic is our go to choice for interior clear coat finishes.  Minwax Polycrylic Protective finish  is a water-based product which makes for easy clean up and super fast dry time.

  • Low odor, non-yellowing
  • Satin
  • Water clean-up
  • Ultra fast dry time

SC Johnson Paste Wax works great to add a super smooth finish to your piece of furniture.  It is an easy wipe on and off application.  This is a finish that will need reapplied as time goes on but because its super easy its not an issue.

  • Provides luster, long-lasting beauty and excellent protection.
  • Protects metal, sealed leather, plastic, sealed cork and vinyl.
  • Easy to use: just apply to surface and buff by hand or with a powered polisher.


Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Clear Water Based Outdoor Spar Urethane  is a great choice for exterior pieces when using over paint.  Varathane Classic Clear Urethane is a water based exterior clear coat that provides easy clean up and super fast dry times.  

  • Elegant design and Smooth finish
  • The product is manufactured in United States
  • Non-yellowing formula keeps your wood looking great longer
  • Outstanding UV and weather resistance
  • Low odor
  • No brush strokes
  • Extra fast drying apply 3 coats in a day