Satin Vs Semi-Gloss Polyurethane: Finding the Perfect Sheen for Wood

Polyurethane reigns supreme when it comes to protecting and beautifying wood. However, not all polyurethane finishes look the same. Polyurethane finishes for wood are available in high gloss, semi-gloss, satin, and matte options.  You may have to decide between satin vs semi-gloss polyurethane finish when choosing for your project; these are two of the most … Read more

How to Treat Pine for Outdoor Use

Pine is incredibly popular among woodworkers due to its ubiquity. The wood is also inexpensive and easy to work with, so you can use it in many woodworking applications.  However, pine is one of the least durable wood options for outdoor uses. It lacks the natural adaptation to make it resilient against outdoor weather extremes. … Read more

How To Seal Stained Wood

While staining can significantly beautify wood by accentuating its grain, it does little to protect the surface from damage. Therefore, any stained wood surface requires a durable sealant to protect it and prolong its lifespan.  Whether you are a professional woodworker or a hobbyist DIYer, knowing how to seal stained wood can help you achieve … Read more

Wood Finish vs Wood Stain: What is The Difference?

Two of the most widely used products in wood finishing are wood stains and wood finishes. Since they often go hand in hand, it can be challenging to differentiate their roles. Both products are essential in the wood finishing process and can transform an ordinary piece of wood into a masterpiece. However, knowing the difference … Read more