"I am about to order more paint just wanted to check with you regarding the top coats. I will be refurbishing my bed frame and bed side tables. Plan to paint it white and Spanisch Grau colours.
Should I seal it with your Topcoat, lacquer, wax or hard wax oil? What is the main difference between your finishing products?
Thank you so much,
Applying a finish is essential to protect painted and wooden surfaces. Without a finish, the wood could dry out, become dull and deteriorate, on exposure to moisture and heat. Depending on your preference, there are several ways you can protect raw, sanded or stained wooden and painted surfaces.
What finishes to use?
There are two main aspects when chosing a finish to your project: protection and appearance. There isn’t a “right” or “wrong” choice for your project, and we introduce you shortly the various LIGNOCOLOR finishes that you can chose from. Is protection or aesthetic is more important to your project? This is the very first question you need to answer.
Penetrating finishes and surface finishes
Wood finishes can be divided into two main categories: penetrating finishes (a penetrating wood finish penetrates the fibers of the wood and dry inside the wood) and surface finishes (those that dry on the surface of the wood).
Lignocolor penetrating finishes give you a more natural look and feel:
Wood and furniture waxes (clear or white)
Hardwax oils in different colours
Object oil (clear, coming soon)
Lignocolor surface finishes provide more protection:
Multi-seal Clear Topcoat (clear)
Wood lasurs in different colours (coming soon)
LIGNOCOLOR PENETRATING FINISHES
FOR A NATURAL FEEL AND LOOK
Our LIGNOCOLOR Wood wax (green label) with linseed oil is suitable for sealing raw, sanded and stained wooden surfaces. It gives you a smooth, natural, slightly shiny finish. Very easy to use, eco-friendly product, contains only natural ingredients.
Hardwax oil finishes provide an aesthetically pleasing and very natural appearing and extremely durable finish. It is super easy to use. Our Lignocolor Hardwax Oil is made from natural, sustainable raw materials.
Wood oils are super easy to use very popular wood finishes. They repel moisture, deepen a wood's natural color without altering it, and is one of the few types of finishes that leave a wooden object in a food-safe state. Our LIGNOCOLOR After a huge success on the European market, our LIGNOCOLOR Object oil is available for purchase as of November.
LIGNOCOLOR SURFACE FINISHES
FOR MAXIMUM PROTECTION
MULTI-SEAL CLEAR TOPCOAT
One of our most popular LIGNOCOLOR products, it is odorless, super easy to use and it dries very fast. Thanks to its high-quality raw materials, our Lignocolor Multi-seal Clear Topcoat is extremely resistant to everyday household chemicals and is also extremely scratch-resistant. Our Topcoat is ideal for sealing wooden surfaces.
Shabby-lacquers are the perfect choice for sealing painted surfaces. Super easy to use, self-leveling, highly popular products. Available in matte (Extra matt) and glossy (Matt) versions.
Our LIGNOCOLOR Wood lasurs will soon available in Australia. Wood lasur protects wood from weathering while giving it a decorative colour finish and enhancing its surface.