Wood furniture has superiority in gaining the elegant and beautiful touch for the living space. Finishing attached to the furniture is one of the main processes affecting the touch of appearance and sustainability.
Finishing is the final layer attached on the surface of the wood. This process aims to provide better aesthetic value in wood furniture, cover up some drawbacks in terms of wood color, texture or quality of the surface resistance of certain materials, to protect the wood from the outside conditions (weather, air temperature, etc.) or a collision with another item to increase endurance and durability of wood products.
Materials and term of application used for wood furniture finishing can vary. There are two types of wood finish based on the kind of material, namely: solid material finish and liquid finish.
Solid finish. This material covers 100 % of the surface of the wood and hides the original look. Physically, the material is formed into sheet or roll and applicable for indoor furniture with the basic material plywood, MDF, hardboard, softboard and other types of sheets.
Liquid finish. There are so many types and variations regarding to liquid finish wood furniture. Its characteristics make it as the most popular used in almost all types of wood furniture. It is more flexible to use than the solid finish, best used for curvy and wide surface, has the same quality on the strength of the broad surface of plywood or MDF. Type of liquid finishing materials that have been used today include oil, nitro cellulose (NC), melamine, polyurethane (PU), but the most popular today is water based lacquer. These finished require thinner oil as liquidator except water based lacquer which uses water.