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Show the Color of Real Wood, Here's How to Finish Natural Wood Correctly

Many people really dream of wood finishing that shows the original color of the wood. That way the beauty of the color and wood grain will be visible. Even though real wood surfaces have many defects, such as color or texture, many people still like them. Finishing wood is not an easy matter, especially if you want the original color. The color of wood varies even though it is the same type, as does the wood grain. Even so, the original color on wood is always a trend every year. Because this appearance suits almost all types of interior designs. Are you looking for a way to polish wood so that the original color of the wood remains? What tricks do you do to maintain the original color of the wood? See below for the explanation.

The right finishing products to reveal the original color of the wood

Are you interested in finishing with natural wood color? Natural color finishing has the function of protecting and locking the wood surface without dye clothing. This means you have to use the right products for wood finishing. Not just a layer of varnish but also a sanding sealer. Each of these materials plays an important role in making the wood look like the original.

Produces an even and smooth finish

The finishing results are often uneven, because the wood surface is still rough and the finishing material is only thick in one area. But if you use two layers of sand sealer and then varnish, maybe that won't happen. Sanding sealer functions to cover wood pores. If you want to do finishing on a type that has a type of large pores, the results will still be smooth. So that the varnish on it will give more perfect results.

The matte finishing appearance enhances the natural impression

For a natural look, finishing gloss is not suitable for application. Therefore, you need to buy a matte clear coat that has a low glossy level.

Double protection

The existence of these two layers makes the furniture later get much better protection. If you only use varnish, the wood pores will not be properly covered. Sanding sealer will cover the pores instead of just leveling the surface. That way the pores will not work to absorb moisture and fungus so termites will be prevented from growing.

This is how you do it!

1. Makes the wood surface smoother

Whatever type of wood the first thing to do is sanding. Because you want to get the original color of the wood, therefore sand the surface using sandpaper number 220 first. For sanding, you can choose a hand or manual sander and when sanding, try to go in the direction of the wood grain. When you have finished the sanding process you have to clean up the sanding dust.

2. Provide a base coat and sand sealer

The sealer starts by mixing it with Thinner Menorah* and stirring until it is thoroughly mixed. After that, you brush it onto the surface of the wood in the direction of the wood grain. When you have applied it evenly, leave it for ± 60 minutes and then sand the threshold. Wipe off any sanding dust afterward.

3. Coat the wood with clear coat matte

For the final layer, use a matte clear coat. The application is the same as sanding sealer. Clear coat first mixed with thinner. During the clear coat process, use a clean brush to even out the paint. The direction of the brush must match the grain of the wood so that the color of the wood finish will be neater and more natural. Leave the wood overnight so it dries properly and is not exposed to sunlight.

Hope this article helps!


* Menorah Thinner A and Thinner A Special are used as solvents for Synthetic Paints and Duco/NC Paints.

* Thinner B is used specifically for Synthetic Paint.

* Thinner Multi Purpose Regular and Multi Purpose Special are used specifically for Cat Duco/NC.

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