Finishes and Glues

The finalization and manufacture of musical instruments requires the best products. The choice of glue, polish or varnish is essential in the construction of the instrument, so much so that it can even influence the final sound of the instrument. Maderas Barber, aware of the importance of a good finish, offers its customers a choice of the best products on the market; natural oils for wood, glues, dyes for wood, lacquers for guitars, solvents and the best application tools. Be careful and select the best options for your instrument, in case of any doubt we will be happy to advise you on what you need.


Finishes and Glues 


  • Oils

    Oil-based wood finishes are sometimes described as slow-drying varnishes, which is technically incorrect. Oils are usually treated with resins that dry slowly, allowing the oil to penetrate and seal the wood.

    The absorption of the wood helps the oil to adhere to the surface and ensures a very thin layer that protects the wood. It is also usually quite flexible, so if the wood is moved slightly it will not crack, and this also makes it resistant to splinters.

    The oils dry slowly and this makes them very easy to apply and also very tolerant.

    The choice of each oil should be studied, as all of them have small and slight differences.

    Tung oil is a pure oil, without solvents or drying agents. This makes drying quite slow, but perfect, if you want a completely natural finish. This type of oil achieves a very resistant finish.

    The finishing oil contains tung oil so that it is also resistant, but it is modified so that it dries faster in approximately eight hours.

    The hard wax oil is a clear, very resistant finish and the fastest drying of our oils in approximately four hours.

    Lemon oil is a clear, matte finish that will protect your work without giving it a visible shine, but you'll know it's there.

    Click / tap on any of the images below for more specific information about our oils.

  • Natural Oils 100% ecologics

    Rubio® Monocoat is the reference product for natural oils in terms of quality and respect for the environment for the protection of wood. The advanced molecular bonding technology on which the operation of Rubio® Monocoat is based makes Rubio® Monocoat oils sustainable, very economical and extremely easy to apply. Some of the outstanding properties of these oils are; improves the natural look and feel of the wood, contains no water or solvents, low consumption: 30 - 50 m²/L and high performance, water and heat resistant, very fast hardening: 80% in 2 days and can be applied on all types of wood. Be careful and select the best options for your instrument, in case of any doubt we will be happy to advise you on what you need.

  • Sharpening, Sandpapers, Abrasives and...

    The sanding and subsequent polishing of the instrument is essential to successfully finish our instrument, at the time of sanding we must take into account that the paint is completely dry, once dry we must be very careful using sandpaper of different grain sizes in order not to damage the paint.

    The finishing of the instrument, determines in great part the quality of it, one of the characteristics of the finishing is the sanding of the wood, in Maderas Barber we have different sandpapers with different grain thicknesses, depending on the needs of each client in every moment. All our sandpapers are of the highest quality to achieve that with the polishing they don’t remain any type of pore that prevents a perfect smoothing in all its pieces.

    Our burnishing are specifically developed for guitars and musical instruments. Get the finish you've always dreamed of, from a mirror effect or matte. Our guitar finishes offer you the protection for your instrument that you need and provide beauty and depth. Be careful and select the best options for your instrument, in case of any doubt we will be happy to advise you on what you need.

  • Waxes

    Using a wax is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get a good finish on your work. Turned parts are easily polished on the lathe and with just a little effort you will soon achieve a nice shine on your pieces.


    Maderas Barber offers you several different types of wax, from natural waxes like beeswax and carnauba to man-made ones like paraffin wax and microcrystalline wax.

    Each has its own particular properties, which give it extra shine and durability, and combining them can give you the best of both.


    If you're looking for "easy to apply", the ideal WoodWax 22 option, if you want the strongest, then Microcrystalline Wax meets your requirements.

    If you prefer solidity, you have many options to choose from; pure Carnauba, Beeswax / Carnauba. And if you want your wax to be multi-purpose and soft while reducing the amount of powder that is created, then Cut'n'Polish is for you.


  • Glues and Cyanoacrylates


    When we want to join two surfaces together quickly and efficiently, nothing beats the superglue of cyanoacrylate. Even if you need a faster drying time our accelerator is able to reduce the drying time to less than 2 seconds, this gives us great options to reduce waiting times.

    Our Glues provide strong initial adhesion and fast adjustment speed to reduce holding time. It also develops a stronger bond than the wood itself, offers excellent sanding and isn’t affected by finishes. Be careful and select what are the best options for your instrument, every project is different so in case of any doubt we will be happy to advise you on what you need.

  • Colors, Dyes and Stains

    All these products have been selected to offer our customers the possibility to customize the instrument and get a unique finish. Both the dyes and the colorants used for tinting all types of instruments have a high transparency, good levelling power, fast drying and resistance to light. They are dyes with great transparency that highlight the grain and beauty of the wood. They can be diluted with each other to achieve the customized colour.

  • Solvent and Paint-removing

    Solvents are indicated for diluting polyurethanes, nitrocellulose lacquers and dyes. In each case we must use a type of solvent depending on the application and the environment, it’s not the same to apply in wet or dry environments.

    The colourless solvent based stripping gel has a high removal power. It doesn’t alter the colour of the wood and respects the painted surface. Due to its special thixotropy it doesn’t drip.

    It is applied with a brush in quite thick films of the product, leaving it to act between 5 and 15 minutes. Then, the excess is removed using a spatula. NEVER APPLIED IT WITH A SPRAY GUN.

    If it is a very hard or old paint, it is convenient to grate it, making cuts in the grid, before the application and repeat this operation several times, since the product attacks and dissolves slowly the layer or layers of paint.

    Before repainting on the pickled surface, it is necessary to clean it perfectly using solvent.

    The product shouldn’t be left more than one hour applied on the surface to be stripped as it would form a hard coat.

    Due to the specialized nature of this system it is necessary to study each project individually, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts.

  • Lacquers

    Maderas Barber lacquers are developed specifically for guitars and musical instruments. Get the finished that you have always dreamed of, from a mirror effect to a matte. Our guitar finishes give you the protection you need for your instrument and provide the beauty and depth of finish. Given the specialized nature of this system, each project must be studied individually. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Cloths, foam brushes, applicators ...

    For a perfect finish it is necessary to use the suitable tools, Maderas Barber offers a wide range of tools for the application of our products. All our products are easy to use and achieve a great finish. Choosing the right application method is also important. The safety cloth is invaluable on the lathe and provides an even coating without effort.

    Foam brushes are indispensable for the application of acrylics, but also work excellently with other finishes.

    The traditional trowel is still useful for working large areas and its fine texture ensures a uniform coating.

  • Epoxi Resin

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    Epoxy is either any of the basic components or the cured end products of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for the epoxide functional group. Epoxy resins, also known as polyepoxides, are a class of reactive prepolymers and polymers which contain epoxide groups.

    Epoxy resins may be reacted (cross-linked) either with themselves through catalytic homopolymerisation, or with a wide range of co-reactants including polyfunctional amines, acids (and acid anhydrides), phenols, alcohols and thiols (usually called mercaptans). These co-reactants are often referred to as hardeners or curatives, and the cross-linking reaction is commonly referred to as curing.

    Reaction of polyepoxides with themselves or with polyfunctional hardeners forms a thermosetting polymer, often with favorable mechanical properties and high thermal and chemical resistance.

    Epoxy has a wide range of applications, including metal coatings, use in electronics/electrical components/LEDs, high tension electrical insulators, paint brush manufacturing, fiber-reinforced plastic materials, and adhesives for structural and other purposes.

    Application areas and main uses of epoxy resin:

    Thanks to its properties, workability and easy use, epoxy resin allows you to create amazing and creative projects. This type of material is ideal for creating and working on:

    • Molding.
    • Artistic creations.
    • Repairing fibreglass.
    • Outdoor flooring.
    • Artistic road surface.
    • Boats.
    • Technical clothing impregnation (fibreglass, carbon fibre, Kevlar).
    • Artistic creation.
    • Jewellery
    • Art objects.
    • DIY

    Discover the many uses of epoxy and find your creative genius!

  • Endseal

    The main purpose of grain filler is that they seal the open pores of the wood, which means you use less top coat. And that's not just good for your pocket; using less means a thinner film, which is less likely to be damaged.

    It also smooths out small irregularities in the surface, to give a better foundation for the finish and binds together the loose, fibrous material that you can't see but is lurking on the surface. So, at Maderas Barber we recommend the use of sealers for wood to achieve a fine and durable finish. In any case, given the specialized nature of this system it is necessary to study each project individually, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.