Waterlox® ORIGINAL Formula

Our ORIGINAL formula brings out the beauty in wood floors, cabinets, countertops, furniture and woodworking projects. Our resin-modified Tung Oil products penetrate deep into wood to literally lock out water and provide a rich, distinctive finish that is easy to maintain.

ORIGINAL Product Family

Product Sheens and Sizes

ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish: Formerly know as Waterlox Transparent & Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish

ORIGINAL Gloss Finish: Formerly know as Waterlox Gym Finish

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All in One

ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish is always a sealer. For a semi-gloss finish, use it for all coats. For a gloss or satin finish, top coat sealer with two coats of ORIGINAL Gloss or Satin Finish.

Sealer Required

Where to Use

Great for wood floors, countertops, cabinets, tables and furniture.

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Design Features

Will provide your wood with a warm, amber, finished look.

Can be used for exterior projects if not in direct sunlight.
Product Details
  • Our oldest and truly “original” product, since 1910.
  • Like all of our Tung Oil formulas, 90% of the resin portion of the formula is from renewable, natural resources.
  • When used in conjunction with a Waterlox® sealer, our Waterlox® ORIGINAL formula penetrates deep into wood fibers to create a waterproof barrier while forming a protective yet elastic film that is durable against common household use and foot traffic.
  • Easier to maintain than other interior clear or surface finishes.
  • Non-toxic when dry and fully cured.
  • Handcrafted in small batches in Cleveland, Ohio by a 4th generation, family-owned company.
  • Available in gloss, semi-gloss and satin sheens.
  • Available in gallon, quart and 2 ounce sizes.
  • Waterlox ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish – formerly known as Waterlox Transparent, and Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish. Waterlox ORIGINAL High Gloss Finish – formerly known as Waterlox Gym finish.

Learn more about our Waterlox® ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish product.

Product Uses & Tips
  • Use on interior wood surfaces including floors, windows, doors, cabinetry, woodwork, tables, furniture, bar tops, picture frames, and various woodworking projects.
  • Great on porous interior surfaces such as slate, brick, stone, tile, or cement to seal and prevent chalking and dusting*.
  • Provides exceptional adhesion to oily, dense, exotic woods like teak, rosewood and ipe.
  • One quart of ORIGINAL sealer or finish covers 125 square feet per coat (500 square feet per coat for one gallon). One quart of the Universal Tung Oil Sealer (UTOS) covers 600-800 square feet per coat. For more details, view our coverage guide. No thinning required.
  • Minimum dry time of 24 hours between coats. Poor ventilation, high humidity or cool temperatures may increase dry times.
* Once the project is completed, removing the finish can be very difficult as Waterlox® will alter the appearance of porous substrates. Apply all intended coats to a small, inconspicuous area or scrap piece of substrate from the project and allow to dry properly prior to the actual application. Final color effect is always influenced by the texture, porosity, and by the method of application and will be difficult to reverse once finished. For slate, brick, stone and concrete, you may need only one coat to penetrate and seal.


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