Guide1-Project Considerations

Wood Filler and Waterlox®

In today’s ever changing world, many products are available due to market forces and general reformulation. Therefore, we do not know every type of filler process available. Most fillers are compatible with Waterlox® sealers other than those containing any wax or silicone. We also recommend using fillers that are marketed as being paintable and stainable, Wood Filler and Waterlox®

What are Waterlox® Finishes?

Waterlox is our company name and we manufacture and sell a variety of finishes. If you have searched our website, you’ll see numerous references to our finishes as well as other finishes and some comparisons between the many types. This guide aims to provide a little more technical background on the Waterlox product families. For What are Waterlox® Finishes?

Wax and Waterlox®

Wax is very prevalent in the wood finishing world. It is more common in wood working or smaller projects and becoming less common on floors or other areas, but is still encountered regularly. The three places where you may encounter wax would be as a key ingredient in the finish you are using, as an Wax and Waterlox®

Waterlox® on Decks and Porches

Many ask about using Waterlox® products on decks or porches in direct sunlight. Usually, they have used our interior products and loved the results, so they wonder if we have anything for exterior flooring. Or they may have used our Find Your Finishing System Form and discovered our MARINE Product line, only to find this Waterlox® on Decks and Porches

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® 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 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