Guide3-Cleaning Care

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® 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

Rug pad recommendation.

We at Waterlox believe that your beautiful wood floors should be highlighted with no rugs (other than at entry doors or high wear areas). If you choose to use rug pad(s), you’ll want to use natural rug pads or those with the least amount or no plastic or rubber. Rubber and plastic both contain plasticizers Rug pad recommendation.

Quick Solvent Reference Guide

There are 5 times throughout a Waterlox® project where the use of a solvent is recommended: Cleaning the surface before the first coat of a Waterlox® product. Cleaning the surface between coats of Waterlox® products. Cleaning application tools (e.g.: brushes, pads, etc.). Thinning Waterlox® products for specific application techniques (i.e. spraying). Removing an unwanted drip Quick Solvent Reference Guide

Cleaning and maintenance of other projects finished with Waterlox® Original Tung oil finishes.

For other wood finishing projects such as furniture, antiques, jewelry boxes, wood turnings, etc., we recommend: Dusting frequently with a microfiber dust rag/duster Cleaning with a damp cloth Using Waterlox® Cleaner Concentrate (following the directions on the label) for heavy-duty, large area cleaning Using Waterlox® Wood Surface Cleaner for light-duty, everyday cleaning

Cleaning and maintenance of a Waterlox® finished countertop.

After the Waterlox® finish has dried and cured for at least 7 days, cleaning may be performed. Cleaning options are as follows: Waterlox® Cleaner Concentrate (following the directions on the label) for heavy-duty, large area cleaning. One quart (32 oz) will make between 8 and 32 gallons of cleaner Waterlox® Wood Surface Cleaner (spray) (following Cleaning and maintenance of a Waterlox® finished countertop.

Cleaning and maintenance of a Waterlox® TrueTone® finished surface.

After the Waterlox® TrueTone® Buff-In Tung Oil Finish has dried and cured for at least 7 days, cleaning may be performed. Cleaning options are as follows: Waterlox® Cleaner Concentrate (following the directions on the label) for heavy-duty, large area cleaning Waterlox® Wood Surface Cleaner (spray) (following the directions on the label) for light-duty, everyday cleaning Cleaning and maintenance of a Waterlox® TrueTone® finished surface.

Cleaning and Care of Waterlox® finished surfaces

After your surface has dried and cured for at least 7 days, regular cleaning may be performed. To properly care for your surfaces, use only recommended cleaning products and avoid using cleaners/chemicals that can damage your finish. For information on refreshing or recoating a Waterlox® finished surface see our other guide. Recommended Regular Cleaning Products Cleaning and Care of Waterlox® finished surfaces