Best Finish for Bathroom Furniture
I am making a cabinet for my bathroom. What’s the best finish to protect it against the rapid changes in heat and humidity that it will experience?
Gill Mussleman, Birmingham, AL
A good oil-based varnish will do the trick for the exterior. Apply at least three coats. Don’t use varnish on the interior, as the smell of the oil will linger. Instead, use a couple of coats of shellac, such as Zinsser’s SealCoat. It dries quickly, will have no offensive odor, and is far more moisture-proof than commonly thought.