FURNITURE  FINISH INFORMATION

The Benefits of Our Finish

Confused with all the different types of finishes and the benefits or disadvantages of each one? Here, we’ll try to make it a little clearer what kind of finish we use and why it’s so superior.

We use a conversion varnish rather than its cheap and low-quality substitute: lacquer.

Lacquer: A coating commonly used on furniture today. A low quality coating that does not offer much durability or moisture resistance.

Conversion Varnish: A coating that provides superior moisture resistance. A very high quality coating that will provide long life and durability to your furniture.

A comparison between the two types of products. (Scale of 1 to 10.) 1 = severe effect 10 = no effect

water resistance 1 10
nail polish remover 1 10
ketchup 2 10
mustard 2 10
tape 2 10


1 olive oil no effect 8 mayonnaise no effect
2 cooking spray no effect 9 orange juice no effect
3 ketchup no effect 10 coffee no effect
4 mustard no effect 11 tea no effect
5 vinegar no effect 12 grape juice no effect
6 lemon juice no effect 13 alcohol (100 proof) (1 hr.) no effect
7 milk no effect 14 acetone (2 min. test) no effect

These are just some ways to show you the difference between these two products. The conversion varnish is a superior coating to any brand of lacquer.

Moisture Resistance - If a cup of water is left on the surface of a lacquer top over night, it will leave a white ring in the finish. If a cup is left on the surface of a conversion varnish finish for a week, there will be no effect to the coating. Conversion varnish is a coating that is durable enough to last the life of your furniture. There are many things that will collect on the surface of wood finishes. Such as cooking oils and fumes, fingerprints, dust, and smoking residue. To clean the finish is very simple. Just wipe the finish with a soft damp cloth use with a mild detergent, non-wax polish or cleaner. Avoid the use of silicone polishes as they may damage the wood finish if used over a period of time.