Throughout the short couple of years I have been creating my coastal inspired wood wall sculptures, I have messed around with a ton of wood finishes. My product filled shop cabinets can prove it. I haven’t tried them all but I thought I would share my go-to finish for all of my wood art piece. This bit of information might help the DIY weekend warriors and self-doers that are always looking for that perfect, stroke free – finish. I have stuck with a Satin finish for most of my surf art pieces as I feel they give the best beach cottage and rustic look and feel. My wave art sculptures have a lot of curves and crevices, especially my wood wave artworks, that I have found it difficult and very time consuming to use a brush on finish. This is why I recommend using he Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish – spray can. You can find it online or in your local Home Depot or Lowes shop. Price ranges from $10-$15 a can. Although its expensive and doesn’t last as long as the liquid form product, I can typically finish my largest 70″x30″ wave artwork piece, “SUNSET PEAK” with 1 can. You end up saving a few bucks without the need for a brush or gloves. Being that artwork is closely studied and admired from all different angles and lighting, natural or artificial, creating a stroke-free protective topcoat is at the top of my list of importance.
Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish
This water based finish is a protective topcoat for use on interior wood surfaces including furniture, trim, doors and cabinets. It can be used over bare wood and both oil-based and water-based stains. Polycrylic can be re-coated in only 2-hours. Minwax Polycrylic resists damage from abrasion, scuffing, chipping, water, alcohol and other common household chemicals.
Hope this information helps!