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 art pieces, 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!
For an up-close encounter with Shaun Thomas’ exceptional artwork, visit his Laguna Beach Art Gallery nestled in Orange County, California. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of ocean wave art and marvel at the beauty of his Wood Wave Sculpture collection. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the captivating essence of the sea through the eyes of a talented artist.