Guide2-Questions Concerns

The Curing Process

When a coating is applied to a surface, it typically undergoes two phases: drying and curing. Drying is the evaporation of solvents, water, or other ‘carriers’ used to make it easier to apply the coating. Curing is the actual cross-linking and hardening of the coating, usually through new chemical bonds forming between molecules. Drying and The Curing Process

Summer Finishing Tips

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when finishing in warm weather. Stay out of the sun Do not finish in direct sunlight. If you need to finish in a sunny area, try to apply your coats in the early morning or late afternoon. The sun will cause the surface of the film Summer Finishing Tips

Storage of Waterlox®

For Waterlox® ORIGINAL, VOC COMPLIANT, MARINE and URETHANE products: Keep containers closed when not in use and keep in a cool, dry place (above 32° F). If stored properly, an unopened can has an almost indefinite shelf life. Cold temperatures will not negatively affect Waterlox®, but if it has been chilled or exposed to freezing Storage of Waterlox®

Steam cleaners and Waterlox®

Q: Can I use a steam cleaner to clean my Waterlox® finished floor? A: Most everyone has seen the infomercials showing how a steam cleaner magically sanitizes and cleans a surface. In fact, we have had many people ask about using a steam cleaner. Our stance is that we really don’t suggest using steam cleaners. Steam cleaners and Waterlox®

Stain and Waterlox®.

Waterlox products are compatible with most stains. There are many methods and options available when choosing a stain. The goal of this guide is to go over the basics, possibilities and considerations when adding color. As with paint colors, staining or coloring wood is a personal choice. What works for one person may not be Stain and Waterlox®.

Spraying Waterlox® Products

Spraying Waterlox finishes is possible using both a conventional or HVLP (high-volume, low-pressure) spray gun. HVLP is recommended due to less overspray and better transfer efficiency. Thinning Recommendations For both types of guns, based upon the solids and viscosity, the following thinning recommendations should be followed for spraying: Waterlox ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish – Spraying Waterlox® Products

Special Cases

The Find Your Finishing System Tool and the Product Recommendations guides are comprehensive in what is recommended for particular projects. However, there are some cases where you may want to consider a specific product for your project. Exterior Special Cases The most difficult obstacle to overcome for exterior clear coatings is UV protection. If your Special Cases

Silicone Caulk and Waterlox®.

Customers ask: “Can we use silicone caulk around the sink and wood countertop?” The answer is “Yes”. You will want to finish the countertop completely and wait 5-7 days for the finish to cure before using the silicone caulk. You will not want to use the silicone caulk prior to finishing the top as the Silicone Caulk and Waterlox®.