How Many Coats of Tung Oil Needed?

Multiple coats of Tung oil finish

My client asked me the other day regarding the number of coats of tung oil he needed to apply to protect wood completely. I told him the number of coats would usually differ depending on the project’s requirements. If you coat decorative items, you can go up to four coats. Yet, if the surface is … Read more

Polyurethane Vs Lacquer Wood Finishes

Differences between polyurethane and lacquer

Two of the most preferred wood finishes are polyurethane and lacquer, and if you’re a beginner in finishing wood, a time will come when you must decide between using lacquer or polyurethane. When that time comes, you must know the pros and cons of using these two wood finishes to decide objectively which wood finish … Read more

Different Types of Wood Varnishes

Applying a layer of varnish on untreated wood.

Wood finishes come in various types, and if you want to raise the quality of your woodworking projects a notch, it will help to know these different types of wood finish. These different types of wood finishes include stain, wood dye, rub-in oils, polyurethane, paint, and varnish. Among these different types of wood finishes, the … Read more

How to Paint Plywood Walls

Paint plywood wall with roller.

Although the gluing together of thin sheets had been around since 2,600 BC, it was only in the 1850s that plywood got industrially produced. The first patent for plywood got granted in 1865, and now, you will see plywood everywhere. Besides, plywood has also become a favorite of many woodworkers. If you’re an aspiring woodworker, … Read more