Executive Office Furniture – Polyurethane Vs. Varnish
Varnish – Varnish is finish with a linseed base and a mix of solvents or thinners. It creates a hard protective surface and usually in a high gloss finish. It can be given a flatter appearance with the addition of a flattening agent. Varnish has no color louis vuitton outlet and is completely transparent. Unlike paints and wood stains that have pigment, varnish will maintain the true colors of the wood it is applied to. Varnish is considered an older product and is not used as much as it once was, but it still has a place in some contemporary office furniture designs. Particularly the more classic designs and antique reproductions will call for varnish instead of the more recently developed sealers and finishes. The major drawback to varnish is the need to sand and refinish it from time to time as well as the fact that even a small chemical spill can cause major damage. Abrasion caused by alcohol or even citric acid louis vuitton outlet store can occur rather easily.
Polyurethane – Polyurethane with a matte to high gloss finish, is used most often in modern designs and mainstream styles of furniture. While this finish can give a plastic like appearance, if it is applied properly to well designed furniture it looks rich and clean. The high gloss finish gives a stream lined look to an executive desk or a modern sheen to a simple book shelf that could not louis vuitton outlet online otherwise be achieved with varnish. Besides the look of polyurethane, the finish is also very strong. It is considered the most effective finish to protect against moisture, heat, chips, and chemical abrasions.