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General Finishes finishing materials are recognized by cabinet shops,
the millwork industry, furniture makers, finishers, and refinishing shops as
the finest available for workability, durability, with predictable results time after time.
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Headlines Wood Finish Supply - New Location
BEHLEN Finishing has a NEW LABEL
Penetrating NGR DYE - Behlen JET BLACK
Moving Rubber Bands as Clamps
BONA / MAROON (Garnet) Dewaxed Flake
Behlen Formula QUALASOLE - Available NOW
New -  SUPER GOLDEN Button
Other Big Stories Wood Finish Supply - New Location Wood Finish Supply – New Location Wood Finish Supply & MERIT Industries Authorized Mohawk Distributor 2465 Second Street, Napa CA 94559 New Hours Monday – Thursday  9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturdays – by Appointment.  707-299-8016 Please stop by our NEW Showroom when you’re in the Napa area. Location Access: from Hwy 29: take the First Street exit at the […]

BEHLEN Finishing has a NEW LABEL

BEHLEN Finishing has a NEW LABEL Wood Finish SupplyAn Authorized Mohawk Distributor As of June 1st 2019 the H.Behlen Finishing Products were transitioned to the Mohawk Finishing label. Not every product was included in the transition, in that there are good Mohawk equivalents for those items. Products that have been made using the same formula for years will be co-labeled […]

Penetrating NGR DYE - Behlen JET BLACK

Penetrating NGR DYE – Behlen JET BLACK

Ultra Penetrating NGR DYE – JET BLACK The beautiful deep JET BLACK Dye (Behlen Formula) is back in production and SHIPPING. Available here: in Pints, Quarts, Gallons Ultra® Penetrating NGR (Non Grain Raising) DYE. Excellent fade & UV resistance. Intermix to arrive at custom colors. Reduce color intensity with NGR Reducer, Acetone, or Shellac Solvent […]

BONA / MAROON (Garnet) Dewaxed Flake

BONA / MAROON (Garnet) Dewaxed Flake

Use BONA / MAROON on Mahogany, Cherry, Rosewood,
and similar toned woods.

Behlen Formula QUALASOLE - Available NOW

Behlen Formula QUALASOLE – Available NOW

YES !  (back by popular demand).
By special order and production QUALASOLEwill soon be
available sporting the Mohawk and Behlen logos and product numbers

Shellac Solvent: Grain Alcohol vs. Denatured Alcohol

There is no industry regulation regarding what precisely constitutes denatured alcohol.

French Polishing

French Polishing — French Polishing is the name given to the process of coating wood with a solution of shellac dissolved in alcohol, using a “rubber” made of rag and cotton wool instead of with a brush. The alcohol evaporates, leaving the shellac deposited upon the wood. When applied correctly it produces what is possibly […]

Solve LACQUER Over-Spray and Orange-Peel

Getting the most from your Lacquer Finishes When & Why To Use Flash-Off™ Control Solvent & Lacquer Blush Retarder Lacquer Retarder helps avoid Blushing  caused by Cold Humid Wet Weather Lacquer retarder is used to help eliminate “blushing”, the white foggy look caused by HIGH humidity or rainy and cool/cold weather. This blush sometimes is […]

New -  SUPER GOLDEN Button


 SUPER GOLDEN Button Shellac Use Super Golden Button on light-toned woods, or on any wood where a light Rich Golden Amber tone is desired. The lightest tone of the Button Shellacs  (seasonal & limited quantities) Comparison of Kusmi #1 Button & Super Golden Note: The photo shows the button color only. Working solution tones will […]

Shop APRONS ••• NEW Addition

SHOP APRONS We found these discontinued production New Shop Aprons, we pass on our great savings. Shop aprons tend to be expensive, so when we found these I grabbed some aprons for packaging, sanding, and some for staining and finishing operations. To keep the finish clear and dust free we never use a shop apron […]

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