Wood Coating Faqs

Can you use clear coat on wood? Yes, they are used very often, even to better enhance the natural warmth and colors of the wood essences.

Polyurethane wood finishes are synthetic coatings that are highly durable and water resistant, making them the best clear coat for wood protection.

Wood Finishes for Specialty Use

Film forming coatings for speciality use can be divided into five different types: shellac, lacquer, varnish, two-part, and water based.

If you’re painting wood without a stain or finish, use a latex or an oil-based primer for the best results. Don’t over or under apply the primer: You should aim to apply two coats of primer to your wood’s surface. Brush the primer on, and allow the first coat to dry completely before adding the second coat

Ideally, wood that has been treated with a preserver should also be treated with a suitable top coat such as an wood oil, wood paint or wood varnish. These top-coat products seal in the preserver and provide protection against weathering and wear from direct contact.