Passion, Innovation & Tradition


The go-to finish for wood enthusiasts since 1910.

Waterlox® stains, sealers and finishes are the first choice for many wood floor specialists, restoration experts, craftsmen and artisans because of the distinctive character, protection and ease-of-use they provide. Created from a unique blend of tung oil and resin, our products penetrate deep into wood and seal fibers beneath the surface to lock out water and enhance the natural beauty of the wood.

Why Choose Waterlox®


Waterlox® products enhance wood grain and bring out its inherent beauty with a rich finish.


Our name, Waterlox®, literally means to “lock out water”. Waterlox® products stand up to moisture, dirt, household chemicals, heat and cold, and won’t chip or crack. They’re tough and can be easily applied and maintained by the average woodworker.


For more than 110 years and four generations, the Hawkins family has been creating premium Waterlox® products that are handmade in Cleveland, Ohio. We continue to expand with eco-friendly, low odor and low VOC products that deliver the same outstanding performance and quality we have been known for since 1910.