Polish finishes are applied to wooden surfaces to protect them and enhance their beauty. Pre-polishing wooden products such as veneer increases their longevity and reduces manufacturing time. Engineered veneers require different types of polish finishing depending on their exterior or interior usage, and on horizontal or vertical application. Continuing on the topic, we discuss five varieties of polishes used on engineered veneers. Read on.

1. Acrylic Finish

Acrylic finishes are modern and are steadily gaining popularity as one of the finest finishing solutions available. They are favored for veneers which are used for interiors and horizontal surfaces. Acrylic finishes are applied using spray-on techniques and dry quickly. Engineered veneers with acrylic finishing require minimal upkeep. They can simply be cleaned with water and soap to maintain their glossy look.

2. Polyurethane Finish

Also known as “P.U Finishes”, polyurethane finishes are extremely popular due to their water-resistant properties. They are versatile and can be used for both interior and exterior surfaces. The thickness of the polish applied influences the level of protection offered to the veneer surface. Polyurethane finishes can be customized according to color and to either be glossy to offer a bold look or matte to offer a timeless look.

3. UV Coatings

UV coatings are extremely durable and are resistant to chemicals and stains. They are easy to work with, giving faster production rates and inexpensive labor costs. Manufacturing UV coatings is sustainable as it is eco-friendly and produces minimal waste. They are easy to apply and dry quickly on application. Ultraviolet coatings have a very high shine finish when used in darker shades and are resistant to abrasion, guaranteeing high and long lasting aesthetic appeal.

4. Water Based Coatings

The use of water based coatings on engineered wood veneers revolutionized the polishing industry. The highly innovative technology used is environmentally responsible and ensures that there are no VOCs. Water based coatings are efficient, requiring comparatively less coating to cover a large area. They provide excellent adhesion and good resistance to heat and abrasion. They can be easily applied using conventional methods such as spray, brush, and roller.

5. Melamine Finish

Melamine polishes are the most popular finishes used for veneers due to their ease of application, wide availability, and high aesthetic appeal. They are highly versatile and can be used for both interior and exterior applications. Additionally, they can be customized easily as they are available in both gloss and matte. Melamine surfaces are smooth and require minimal upkeep to maintain their beauty.

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Wrap Up

Engineered veneers have a wide variety of usage including furniture, decorative inlays, ceilings, and furniture. They are a preferred choice when you wish to replicate the same pattern over large surfaces as they are consistent in design. To learn more about available engineered veneer designs or discuss your requirement, reach out to our experts at 1800 833 0004 or email at: info@decowoodveneers.com. You can also fill out our enquiry form.