Finishes - Wood carving final finish
purpose and use of it. The main finishes wide spread and accepted, with a high
quality protection and design improvement solution for your carvings are the
Paste Wax, Danish Oil, Spray Urethane, Spray Polyurethane, Acrylic paints,
Poly, Laquer, Satin Deft or Polish Deft, Oils, Stains, etc. Every one of them has
it's own advantages or drawbacks, below are the descriptions for the most used
Paste Wax Finish
Paste Wax is the most clearest from all the wood finishes. The wood colors
remain natural and bright. A disadvantage of this type of finish is that does not
resist too much if the object is frequently manipulated. That's why this type of
finish is mostly recommended to be applied on more decorative carvings rather
on frequently used or touched ones. There is also the possibility to reapply this
type of finish from time to time, if the finish first look is getting lost in time.
Danish Oil Finish
The Danish Oil finish is particularly unique in terms of ease of use and of it's
wonderful finished effect. It also resists very well to frequent handling. However,
the Danish Oil will slightly change the wood color tone and will also change a
a little the paints used on the carvings.
Spray Urethane and Polyurethane Finish
This types of finishes are the most durable. Wood carvings applied with this type
The sprays are weather sensitive, so apply this finish in a well ventilated and
Don't spray too close to the wood carving, preventing blasting the spray on a
The finish must be let plenty of time to dry before re-applying a finish again.