Guide2-Questions Concerns

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

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

Understanding VOC

What is a VOC? VOC is an acronym (pronounced VEE-OH-CEE) that stands for Volatile Organic Compound. The scientific definition is an organic (carbon containing compound) that has a high vapor pressure at room temperature. The EPA defines this as “any organic compound having an initial boiling point less than or equal to 250°C at a Understanding VOC

Types of Finishes

What is a “Finish”? Wood finishing is probably the most complicated step in any wood project, mostly due to the sheer volume of options and choices available. A basic definition would be: “A protective layer formed by a permanent or semi-permanent solid”. The solid portion of a finish is what is left behind after everything Types of Finishes

Tung oil amount in Waterlox®.

By definition, Waterlox® ORIGINAL Tung oil finishes are “phenolic modified Tung oil-based varnishes”. By design, our original formulas are low solids solutions (meaning high solvent percentages) engineered to offer the most desirable combination of wood penetrating and protective film build. Without revealing the exact nature of our proprietary formulas, the solids portion of these finishes Tung oil amount in Waterlox®.

Traditional Sealers: ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish and MARINE Sealer

If you have used Waterlox products in the past, most likely you started your project with our Waterlox Original Sealer and Finish Medium Sheen (TB 5284) or our Waterlox Marine Sealer (TB 3809). Original Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish and Marine Sealer are and have always been the same product with different labels on the can. Traditional Sealers: ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish and MARINE Sealer

Tips for a Smoother Final Finish

Tips for a Smoother Finish

If you are having an issue getting the final finish to lay down just right, these tips can help you finish your project and make it the envy of your friends and neighbors. There are myriad causes for poor appearance ranging from dust, wood fibers, rushed application, bugs, bubbles, streaks, etc., but the cure is Tips for a Smoother Final Finish

Thinning & Mineral Spirits1 recommendations

Waterlox® products, including ORIGINAL, H2OLOX®, TRUETONE®, MARINE, UTOS and URETHANE are formulated and manufactured to be used as is, out of the can or as ‘no thinning required’; therefore we do NOT recommend thinning. In some states, counties, districts, or townships with specific architectural coating rules, it may be illegal to thin coatings. If thinning Thinning & Mineral Spirits<sup>1</sup> recommendations