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Waterlox® on Cutting Boards

For any kind of cutting surface, we recommend using our Waterlox PURE Tung Oil for non-toxic, food-safe wood protection. We do not recommend using our film-forming products (ORIGINAL, MARINE and H2OLOX) on cutting surfaces. Over time, the continual cutting could lead to scratches in the finish, which may compromise the waterproof seal. This could allow Waterlox® on Cutting Boards

Waterlox® Limited Warranty

If Waterlox® products are proved to be defective within one year of purchase, Waterlox® Coatings Corporation will replace the material or refund the purchase price. Manufacturer’s liability does not include any injury, labor, loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use or the inability to use the product. Before using, the user Waterlox® Limited Warranty

Waterlox® application in low temperatures.

There are two main processes when using a coating, which are both affected by temperature. Namely, application and wetting of the surface; and, drying and curing the film. Application and Wetting: Surface, Product and Room Temperature: During application of Waterlox® wet-applied finishes (ORIGINAL, H2OLOX®, URETHANE or MARINE), the product, project surface and environment should be close Waterlox® application in low temperatures.

Waterlox® and Solvents

There are many references to mineral spirits throughout our guides, tips and instructions. Mineral spirits is a solvent that is derived from petroleum and is considered an oil-based solvent (e.g.: dissolves oils and other non-polar substances). This guide helps to identify some common solvents and provides some general guidance on where they may (or may Waterlox® and Solvents

Waterlox® and Gloss Level

Waterlox offers different glosses in many of its product lines based on the principle of manipulating the surface roughness. When designing a Waterlox product, the focus is on providing superior protection while highlighting the beauty of the wood. We have offerings that range from a matte finish through a very high gloss finish. If you Waterlox® and Gloss Level

VOC Rules and Laws

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) have become a major focus of regulatory boards and agencies across the globe. There are ongoing studies and investigations into thousands of these compounds to determine their impact on health and the environment so rules, limits, and laws are constantly changing and shifting. These rules and limits can be set at VOC Rules and Laws

VOC COMPLIANT – ORIGINAL – H2OLOX® Formulations Explained

What is VOC? The definition of VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) is as follows: “Any volatile compound containing at least an atom of carbon”. Our solvent-based architectural coatings contain Mineral Spirits, a petroleum distillate, containing carbon. Further, VOC Content is defined as “the weight of VOC per volume of coating”. Waterlox® products. Waterlox® ORIGINAL Tung oil VOC COMPLIANT – ORIGINAL – H2OLOX® Formulations Explained

Ventilation importance.

Proper ventilation and adequate air circulation must be provided when using any wood finishing materials. Most oil-based varnishes dry upon exposure to oxygen, which is also known as “oxidative cure.” A lack of cross-ventilation (air exchange) provides less free oxygen, slowing the drying process. Cross-ventilation is the biggest factor affecting dry times.It is not recommended Ventilation importance.

Waterlox® UNIVERSAL Tung Oil Sealer (UTOS) Advantages

Universal Tung Oil Sealer

Traditional Waterlox® systems began with a sealer, namely, Waterlox® ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish or Waterlox® MARINE Sealer. Waterlox® developed a new product aimed at simplifying and speeding up the application process, UNIVERSAL Tung Oil Sealer (UTOS). UTOS provides excellent protection, durability and appearance properties that Waterlox® products are known for along with some other advantages. Waterlox® UNIVERSAL Tung Oil Sealer (UTOS) Advantages