Wood is a beautiful material that many people love to work with. It has an organic feel that makes it unique and appealing and gives any project a natural appearance.
However, wood can be difficult to maintain because it’s prone to chipping, warping, and cracking. If you want your wooden furniture or other projects to last longer without having these issues arise, then using polyurethane may be the solution for you!
In this blog post, we will discuss what polyurethane does to wood when applied, with the main focus on five advantages of polyurethane for the wood so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not this product will work well for your needs!
1. Seals the Wood
Polyurethane will seal the wood, preventing moisture from getting in and causing rotting. This is especially important if you live somewhere that has a lot of humidity or rain! By sealing the wood, it also prevents stains and odors from getting into the wood.
Polyurethane is a great way to protect your furniture so that you don’t have to worry about maintaining its look or smell! Polyurethane works well on your furniture if it is applied evenly by brushing or rolling.
2. Makes the Surface Scratch-Resistant
Polyurethane is resistant to scratches, so it will maintain the look of your wooden objects. It becomes essential if you use polyurethane for a high-traffic area such as an outer entryway or living room where people may be putting their shoes on and off!
3. Protects Wood from Scuffing
Polyurethane helps protect your furniture from scuffing. It will cover up scratches that are already on the surface, so you won’t have to worry about them getting worse.
4) Enables the Wood Easy to Clean
Polyurethane gives the wood an excellent surface to wipe, which makes it easier for you to clean. Polyurethane on wood can last 10 years or more hence adding to the durability of your furniture.
5. Makes Look Attractive
Furniture, floor, cupboard & cabinetry and other wood-made kitchen objects will come alive with the beautiful polyurethane finish! Either you can keep the wood grain visible yet more appealing with a coat of high-gloss water urethane or give a rich amber look with a solvent-based urethane.
Unlike most other finishes like paint, polyurethane would not cover the original texture of wood. Therefore, for upholding natural beauty in fashion, it is wise to have a polyurethane finish.
An Extra: Does Polyurethane Do Harm to Woods?
Nope, it does not anyway cause any bad to the wood, nothing like burning as epoxy does. But the resin substances, particularly solvent-based poly, contain high VOCs, which is a threat to the applying person and people coming in close contact with the coating (threat reduces as it dries).
You may also face some application-related problems, but nothing is related to direct harm or damage to wood. But yes, you cannot expect protection against mold and mildew from polyurethane. Mold can grow even over polyurethane, which should be treated differently.
Polyurethane does a lot of things for wooden objects. It coats it, protects the surface from stains and scuffing, and preserves its natural beauty! It protects against water damage by sealing in moisture and preventing mold hence making it ideal for applying your wood.