Coatings on Wooden Handles

Coatings on Wooden Handles

Coatings on Wooden Handles

Wooden handles are finished by either waxing, varnishing or staining them. Wax deepens the glow of the natural variation of shades in a wooden handle while protecting it from dirt and moisture. A waxed handle has a very comfortable feel to the hand. Varnishing highlights and protects the birch's natural color. Staining a handle gives it varying shades of color without covering the grain of the wood. The surface of a stained handle is somewhat rough and allows a firm and safe grip.