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The finish of your furniture is naturally of great importance. There are numerous ways to finish furniture, depending on the type of wood, climate, intended use, and, of course, personal preference. To simplify the process of choosing a finish, I primarily use two types of finishes: oil and lacquer. Both have unique properties worth considering.

Oil finishes are praised for their ability to accentuate the natural beauty of wood. They penetrate deeply into the fibers, preserving the original texture and providing a warm appearance. Additionally, you can easily repair minor damages without the need to completely refinish the furniture. To make the most out of your oil finish, I also offer a wood care package with each piece of furniture, allowing you to periodically restore its shine. The frequency depends on how much the furniture is used. However, it's important to note that oil finishes offer less protection against scratches, which may be a consideration in high-traffic areas.

On the other hand, lacquer finishes create a highly protective layer on the wood surface. Resistant to wear, scratches, and stains, they are ideal for heavily used areas. The smooth lacquer surface makes cleaning simple with just a damp cloth. Unfortunately, this comes at a certain cost: the glossy layer reduces the natural appearance of the wood, and repairing damage often requires more effort.

When deciding between oil and lacquer, it's crucial to consider the specific needs of the surface. For those seeking a natural appearance and willing to perform regular maintenance, oil may be the preferred choice. On the flip side, lacquer provides robust protection, ideal for spaces with a lot of traffic, albeit with a slightly diminished natural appearance.

In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Are you leaning towards the warm, authentic look of oil, or do you prefer the durability and easy cleaning of lacquer? The choice is yours and is determined by the specific requirements of your living space and aesthetic preferences.

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