• All about PU Polish

All about PU Polish

PU polish or Polyurethane polish is very rarely spoken about.

PU polish is medium range polish available in variety of sheen. It can be applied on various other thantrong> apart from wood like metallic surfaces and non-metallic surfaces too. On wood the PU polish that is applied is clear polish that brings shine to natural wood.

PU Polish Features

Application– PU polish can easily be applied when thinned and wiped on. It can also be brushed on sprayed on wood surface.

Durability – PU polish is a tough polish. It offers excellent protection against various chemicals and substances. It is quite a durable polish once cured. Standard PU polish requires 7 days curing period.

Safety – PU polish is relatively safe polish with petroleum based solvents. The water based polish has fewer volatile organic compounds. While 2-part PU polish is free from volatile organic compounds.

PU polish is irreversible on wood surface while on metal it can be wiped off with help of removers.

In comparison with Lamination finish

PU polish is quite an expensive polish, usually preferred by home owners with no budget constrain. Even then we suggest home owners to have used on few wood surfaces or furniture. And other areas be coated with either melamine polish or lamination as per their budget. With PU polish various shades can be achieved on wooden surface. Not only tha each shade in PU polish has Matt effect and glossy finish too. Whereas with lamination coating you have limitation with shade variation.

Let’s say you get same veneer separate piece coated with Lamination i.e. polyester resin and other piece with PU polish.Anyone preferably with like the lamination coated i.e. polyester resin polish which looks beautiful and attractive. Also Lamination offers depth to wooden surface. But home owners who do not want depth can opt for PU polish.

Also Lamination is that you can have glossier wood surface which is not possible with PU polish.

So home owners who do not prefer depth in wooden surfaces and non-glossy effect, then PU polish is the best choice. PU polish is available in different finish. You also have solid polish that covers the wood in such a way that one may mistaken for surface type of the furniture. The wood grains are not visible whihc otherwise is with any other polish or PU clear polish. For eg. It’s a trend to have coordinated walls and furniture color in bedroom. Rather than having one tone or shade furniture, it can be coated with second shade/color to make the room well coordinated.

In Comparison with Melamine Polish

But PU matt is very rarely done as it gives a similar finish and appearance as Melamine matt, plus, it is double the cost of melamine matt. Certainly no home owner would want to pay double the price for similar finish unnecessarily.

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  1. Rajiv gupta 28 May 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Tell me polish contractor in gurdaspur punjab. Rate of malamine and put polish

  2. Mohit 25 March 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Need Complete home painter and second painter for almirahs and veneer polish also to be done.

  3. Dr. Sudheer Kher 4 July 2018 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I am interested in getting MDF sofa polished. Can you suggest me if you can get the job done or suggest someone in Pune who can do it. Will let you know my address and phone No. when I hear from you.

  4. Charu 3 August 2018 at 6:36 am - Reply

    Any contractor, please tell me the price of PU Polish

    • Sandeep gupta 17 March 2019 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Is it recommended to use duco or pu over mild steel for external surface?

      • Gaurav 23 June 2019 at 1:25 pm - Reply

        Require a pu painter for jali

  5. Hashim ansari 11 August 2018 at 12:31 am - Reply

    I want to paint mdf jali pu polish

  6. Het patel 18 August 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    For pu mat and pu glossy different material is needed ??

  7. Rahul 15 September 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Can Lamination be directly done on P.U. (without scrapping) if the clients changes its mind after completion of P.U. to the whole surface

    • contractorbhai 18 September 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

      wow that is some situation I have never heard of. For PU I am guessing you bought costly good looking veneer, for lamination you don’t require that. Lamination basically covers whole wood surface/feel, and if this is not clear/transparent lamination, then you simply need low cost veneer. Applying lamination on PU (with or without scrapping) sounds like unbelievable idea to me. If veneer is not yet applied, I would suggest you replace veneer with the supplier, get veneer appropriate for lamination this will save lot of money for your client. However if veneer is already all applied, I really dont know what can be done.

  8. Mohammed Nasir home painting& wood polish work 12 November 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Pu requerment pu reat sq ft

  9. Arun 27 November 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    We want contractors for our 3 bhk flat ..lamination and Pu work

  10. Amrik Singh 14 January 2019 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    One edge of a polished door had to planed as the door was not closing, as a result the wood surface was exposed. And painters are not willing to come for such a small job. Is there any ready made wood polish available which I can apply myself ? Thanks.

  11. Deepak Mehta 25 May 2019 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    If wooden door has one coat of ordinary paint, provided by the builder, what kind of polish. Melamine finish by brush, gun should be opted.
    Best washable water based colour for pop walls, Dulux ,Asian , or nerolac.

    • contractorbhai 20 June 2019 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      once again use ordinary paint, it will look good.

      All the company names you have mentioned are top brands of india, just go with whichever brand your painter wants to use.

  12. Ishara 3 June 2019 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    JCK COATING INDUSTRIES in Gujarat manufactures premium quality products. They are a global manufacturer cum exporter of wood finishes. Their products are available around 100 countries. They provide you high quality products with their 12 years of experience in this field.

  13. Trupti N Devpuria 22 July 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    my contractor can not get me PU Polish door made. Who can help me with making a door pU polish ???

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