Surface Finishes

Give FOUR reasons why a finish is applied to wood?
To protect it from moisture; To protect it from insect attack; To enhance the colour of the grain; To make it easier to wipe the surface clean
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Why don't injection moulded products need to be finished?
They're already self-finished and the polished surface of the mould has already been transferred to the product
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Which TWO types of finishes are suitable for giving wood surfaces a decorative and protective finish?
Gloss paint and Lacquer
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Give TWO characteristics for oil-based paints
They're durable and suitable for both metals and timber; They can be used interanlly or externally
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Give ONE characteristic for water-based paints
They're suitable for light use e.g. on inside walls
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Give TWO characteristivs for solvent-based paints
They're durable and are suitable for use on both metals and timber; they dry more quickly than other paint types
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Describe French Polish
A solvent-based product similar to a varnish that is used to seal timber
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Describe Cellulose
A hard, quick-drying finish useful when wood turning
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Describe Wax polish
Fills the porus surface of the timber and builds up a layer of polish on the material's surface
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Describe Polyurethane varnish
A tough, heatproof and waterproof finsih available in different colours with a matt, satin or gloss surface finish
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Describe Wood Stains
Can be used to change the colour of the timber and show up the grain patterns
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Describe Sanding sealer
A quick-drying liquid that seals the surface and raises the fibres of the timber
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Which finish is suitable for a piece of teak that is going to be used for a garden bench?
Oil
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What would you use oil for?
An outdoor table
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What would you use gloss paint for?
A metal window frame
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What would you use wood stain for?
To colour a box before polishing
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What would you use french polish for?
An indoor dining table
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Card 2

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Why don't injection moulded products need to be finished?

Back

They're already self-finished and the polished surface of the mould has already been transferred to the product

Card 3

Front

Which TWO types of finishes are suitable for giving wood surfaces a decorative and protective finish?

Back

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Card 4

Front

Give TWO characteristics for oil-based paints

Back

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Card 5

Front

Give ONE characteristic for water-based paints

Back

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