How to finish pale timbers like maple, beech, or sycamore

Creamy woods are susceptible to yellowing from many types of wood finish, especially oil based ones such as Danish Oil or those with a high urethane content. Even totally clear finishes can alter colour enough to be unacceptable to a client.

The best way to keep a wood's natural colour is to use Finney’s Trade Acrylic Varnish which is available in matt, satin or gloss. It is an environmentally safe, low odour, quick drying finish which alters the colour of the wood even less than wetting with clean water. Perfect for kitchen cabinets and even floors. It is a very easy product to apply by brush, applicator or by spraying.

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Our range of wood finishing products has been developed over many years so that customers can be assured of compatibility and of achieving excellent results. The advice given here refers solely to the specific products mentioned and not to other manufacturers products which although may appear to be similar, invariably are not.