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Wood Finishes

Here at The Lumber Shack, we utilize two different finishing options: The Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C and the Gemini Gem Coat Pre-Cat Satin Lacquer. These are two amazing different finishes that provide two different final looks. We are often asked about the differences between the two finishes, and which we would recommend for a project. They are both amazing options, but it comes down to preference and whether the finish fits with your lifestyle needs! 

We value consistency and maintaining the integrity of each wood slab from start to finish. Not only do we love these finishes, but both products have high ratings across the board. Both of these finishes are equally as durable, provide the same protections, and strive for longevity. Keep reading below to see a side-by-side comparison of these two options and what each one offers. 

Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C

Oil Plus 2C is a natural hardwax oil wood protector that protects the wood with 1 single layer. It protects finished pieces from water, heat, and daily wear and tear. This finish enriches the woods natural color tones, and really pulls out the character in the grain!

If you'd like more information on the product data and instructions, click here. The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) gives ingredient information and handling procedures.

Gemini GemCoat Pre-Cat Satin Lacquer

GemCoat Pre-Cat Satin Lacquer provides the same protections from water, heat, and wear and tear in just two coats. In addition to being extremely durable, it is Phthalate Free. The Satin finish offers a richer look and really brings the slabs natural colors and character to life!

If you'd like more information on the product data and instructions, click here.  The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) gives ingredient information and handling procedures.

  • Satin Lacquer sits on top of the wood to seal it. 
  • Satin Lacquer gives a more traditional finish with a satin sheen.
  • Satin Lacquer does not give staining options
  • Easy care and cleaning. Wipe with damp cloth to clean surface.

If you have any other questions or comments about these finishing options, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team! We are always happy to help in any way we can. If you'd like to see more finished slabs, be sure to check out our Inspiration Gallery!

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