Home Improvement & Repair Tips : How to Choose a Wood Varnish

Home Improvement & Repair Tips : How to Choose a Wood Varnish


Hi I’m James with JNC Home Repair. Today I’m
going to show you how to choose a wood varnish. First thing you want to consider when choosing
a wood varnish is what type of sheen you want. Basically, it’s either going to be a satin,
a semi-gloss, or a high gloss where it’s going to be real, real shiny. If you’re doing some
kind of remodeling project, you want to do ahead and go back and double check everything
that you had. If you’re just, maybe trying to reface your doors, you want to make sure
that your doors match the faces. If you’re doing some trim, you want to make sure that
you check the sheen of it and, you can usually tell by looking at it, if it’s real, real,
real shiny it’s going to be a high gloss. If it’s just a little, you know, it’s kind
of shiny, but not real shiny, it’s a semi-gloss. And if it’s barely got any kind of sheen at
all it’s a satin. Those are the three basic types of wood varnishes and you just need
to figure out what you had and what you prefer. What I have today is I have a polyurethane,
this is a high gloss. I like, this is, you know, one of my preferences. I like a real
shiny gloss, it makes it look real, real nice and it makes it look real, real new. And,
I like this type too, because it’s a spray on. You don’t need a brush, you don’t need
any kind of special applicators to apply it. As soon as you’re done with your stain, you
just come in and you spray your clear coat on it. It’s going to take a couple of coats,
you can’t get it on as thick as you can when you’re brushing it, but this is an excellent
way to go.

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