Flashcards in Architectural Woodworking Finishes Deck (16)
typ to protect it from moisture/chemicals/contact,
and enhance appearance.
open grain woods req before finishing
filler = more uniform appearance
lighten wood/uniform color
only used @ closed grain wood solid stock, and mdf sheet materials
high nitrocellulose content modified w resins/plasticizers,
dissolved in a volatile solvent.
= extra ingredient.
speeds drying time,
resins dissolved in volatile liquid.
varnish w high solids content =
synthetic finish w very hard, durable finish.
superior resistance to water, household chemicals, abrasion.
opaque polyurethanes: sheens
from dull satin to full gloss.
hardest, most durable.
difficult to repair/refinish
very durable, as much as 80% the hardness of glass.