WHICH TYPE OF FINISHES ARE APPLIED ON VENEER?

Different finishes of Veneer Surfaces

Wood Finishes are essentials for protecting wood surfaces and enhancing their beauty by highlighting the grain of the wood. In India, primarily clear finishes are used as they help in retaining the natural look. Pigmented finishes hide the grain hence they are rarely used. Wood finishes are classified as solvent-based and water-based wood finishes.

Types of Finishes:

There are three types of finishes recommended for the veneers based on the use(interior/exterior) and application(horizontal/vertical) of the veneer. 

1.Melamine Finish
2.Polyurethane Finish
3.Laminate Finish

Melamine Finish

  • This is the most commonly used finish for a veneer due to its ease of application and availability
  • It can be used for interior and exterior applications.
  • It is available in Gloss and Matt finish in market.
  • It can be applied using a brush or a roller.

Polyurethane Finish

Polyurethane is very popular now a days and is easily available too. It is commonly known as P.U.finish.
  • It can be used for interior and exterior applications.
  • Thicker layer of this polish gives better protection to the veneer surface.
  • It has a higher water resistance.


Laminate Finish

Laminate finish is the latest introduction to the market. This is the most premium wood finishing solution.
  • Best suited for interior use and is recommended for horizontal surfaces as well.
  • It is a fast drying finish compared to other alternatives.
  • It can be easily cleaned up with soap and water.
  • Available only in Gloss, this finish result in a very thick top layer that gives the appearance of placing like a glass sheet on the top of the veneer.






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