Water Based Finishing Tips

Get better results from water-based finishes

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Paintbrush

You'll also need a paint pad, mesh strainer and stand, and vinyl gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Water-based polyurethane
  • Wax-free shellac
  • Household pump sprayer
  • Sponge
  • Extender
  • Synthetic abrasive pads
  • Dye