Finishes

Finishes

Date Published

1 November 2023

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Edinburgh Napier University

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Summary

Finishing solid timber and timber products with various products can alter their appearance. Additionally, a finish may enhance resistance to ultraviolet light, moisture, and other degradation agents.

The choice of finish depends on the timber substrate, with some tree species requiring special considerations. Preservative-treated timber and timber products containing glue might also be incompatible with certain products. This Timber Knowledge Sheet provides an essential introduction.

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