When we talk about walnut wood that is finished, we usually mean a beautiful panel, slab or even tabletop that has been sanded, steamed cut to precision and finished with a nice coating of oil or gel. What many people don’t know is that there are over 30 different finishes of these which each give a great look (as well as protection in order to retain color) to your walnut wooden product while retaining the wood’s natural feeling and look.

Today we’ll be discussing 3 of the most (maybe even best) finishes for your black walnut wooden product which would assist you in maintaining your piece of nature.

  • Grain filler: Achieving a smooth top coating and amplify your contrast

For those of us enjoying the look of the natural grain of the walnut tree, you might want to try the grain fill technique (paste wood filler) which adds a nit of contrast in the pores.

3 beautiful finishes for black walnut wood
3 beautiful finishes for black walnut wood

  • Wet-sanded: Amplifying the visual aesthetics of the natural contrast

In order to bring out the story that each walnut tree hold within the finer details of the rings can be done using the wet-sanded tung oil varnish. It darkens the wood considerably but at the same times brings out the warm comfy feeling of your walnut wooden boards.

3 beautiful finishes for black walnut wood
3 beautiful finishes for black walnut wood

 

  • Even it out: Hiding your Sapwood using Dye and Glaze

The sapwood of the walnut wood is in contrast to the other colors which walnut provides you with. A way to even this color difference out is by dyeing the whole board or panel and coating it with a glaze to make the wood last longer as well as ensuring the walnut is even for a project which requires even coloring.

3 beautiful finishes for black walnut wood
3 beautiful finishes for black walnut wood

 

We hope that these 3 techniques help you with determining what kind of finish you will pick for now or in the future. As we mentioned earlier, there are many more finishes which you could apply to your black walnut wood so if you didn’t find what you’re looking for within this article, please feel free to contact us any time!