How to Get a Good Start on Your Wood Finish

By Faveri’s Wood Furniture

So you have a project. What now? Are you asking yourself, “How should I finish my wood furniture?” Whether you’re trying to restore a family heirloom, refinish an irresistible garage sale find, new crafted piece from raw wood, or you just have an idea you want to try out, there are several options available to achieve the perfect finish. You can even create your own countertop, furniture or decorative accessories. Here are some of Faveri’s most popular wood finishing products.


Fushion Mineral Paint

Fusion Mineral Paint

Paint it Beautiful with Fusion™ Zero VOC formulation with high hiding coverage and a built-in topcoat, is easy to apply. With over 50 gorgeous colours to choose from, you can tackle any project of any size. Easy to apply with a smooth matte finish, Fusion™ requires minimal prep work, and requires no finishing coat, waxing or on-going maintenance.


Eli-Chem Resin


Eli-Chem resin has the longest working time out of any art resin on the market – 1.5-2 hour pot life. It also has double the heat resistance of most 1:1 clear resins on the market.

MasterCast is a two-component polymer material that produces an optically clear, high gloss finish on many surfaces including canvas, wood, glass and metal. It has a 1:1 Ratio, is VOC Free and Certified Non-Toxic.

Clear Artwork Resin and TotalCast produce an optically clear, high gloss finish. Cutting-edge polymeric technology developed to offer unrivalled user-friendliness and a crystal clear result every time. They have a 1:1 Ratio, are VOC Free and Certified Non-Toxic.

Another amazing product is the Eli-Glow Photo-Luminescent Pigment Powder. It can create stunning artwork and decorative effects. These materials represent cutting-edge technology in energy-zero and self-sustaining light sources.

Resi-CRETE is an innovative fusion between a polymer resin and a cementitious compound. It is odourless, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-VOC and extremely user-friendly. It offers the look and texture of traditional concrete but without the weight or brittleness of existing cementitous mortars. This material offers what liquid resins are unable to – depth, height, structure and control on sloped or vertical surfaces. Resi-CRETE offers the user a quick, safe and easy method of creating depth, and thickness to control 3D height for art projects. It can be applied to most surfaces – canvas, wood, MDF, glass, steel, metals, stone, ceramic etc. The final cured material leaves a subtle and pastel matte finish. To provide a glossy seal it can be covered with MasterCast 1-2-1 clear artwork resin. To create a matte or gloss contrast the user can apply a partial resin gloss layer in selected areas.


OSMO Polyx Oil

OSMO Polyx Interior and Exterior Oil Wax Based Finishing System

OSMO Polyx Oil is natural, environmentally friendly and safe coating for floors, furniture, decks and outdoor furniture. It protects the wood from within and does not form a film. It forms a protective, micro porous surface. Osmo Wood finishes penetrate the wood and protect from deep within. Partial renovations can be carried out easily as it does not crack, flake, peel or blister. It has great stain and liquid resistance and allows for easy maintenance and touch ups. All Osmo wood finishes are based on natural oils and waxes – sunflower oil, linseed, soy and thistle oils, and carnauba wax. The natural oils help to retain the value of the natural raw wood material.


All-In-One Stain & Finishing OilAll-In-One Stain and Finishing Oil

All-in-One Stain and Finishing Oil is your go-to solution to show off the grain on bare wood. You can change the colour to your desire. The pigment in it stains your wood accentuating the grain. It has a combination of natural oils and resins that penetrate into the wood fibres to create a durable, scratch resistant, waterproof finish. It does not leave a surface film that sits on top. It soaks in and becomes part of your wood. It is ideal for wooden tabletops as it has excellent resistance to abrasions and can be washed over and over again. This is a highly concentrated oil blend so a little will go a long way. This container will cover what 1 Litre of comparable stains do on the market giving you 2 to 3 times more coverage than any water-based stains. It is available in 4 popular colours!


Water-Based Stains

Faveri’s own house brand, environmentally friendly water-based stains were developed as an alternative to solvent based stains. With over 30 colours, you’re sure to find the right colour for your project. Whether you are looking for an opaque finish or a wash, Faveri’s can help you find the right look. Simply brush on the stain in the direction of the grain with a foam brush and wipe off the excess. It’s that simple. After 6 hours, just add a protective topcoat such as Hemp Oil, Osmo Oil, or Tough Coat.


Hemp Oil TopcoatHemp Oil Topcoat

Faveri’s Hemp Oil Topcoat has a natural finish suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, and the leftovers can go into the salad! This solvent-free oil finish provides a protective, water-resistant surface. Use it on new wood that is bare, stained or milk-painted, or to revive old wood finishes. It penetrates and protects from the inside out. Hemp Oil does not leave a surface film that will chip or scratch. This food-safe oil finish is perfect for use in the kitchen on wood or stone. Used outside, it can restore the lustre of old, oil-based paint, or revitalize surfaces such as cast iron. Test it on an inconspicuous spot prior to using on an entire piece.

Whatever your vision or concept, Faveri’s has the right finishing products to help you create an expression of yourself. Weather vintage is your thing, a crisp and clean finish, or a unique piece with lots of movement, you’ll find the right products at Faveri’s Wood Furniture. But above all, whether you are a seasoned DIYer (do-it-yourself-er) or just beginning, the most important goal is to have fun. Not sure where to start? Join anyone of our workshops at Faveri’s Wood Furniture for inspiration.

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