vs. Oil / Wax-Based Systems

How does Waterlox compare to oil / wax-based systems:
  • Waterlox finishes can be applied by do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike
  • Stands up to foot traffic and common household spills
  • Maintenance and recoating are easier and not required as often

European oil/wax-based systems are labor-intensive to apply and maintain. Finishes in this category are difficult to apply and are recommended for professional use only because they are applied by buffing in and wiping off any excess product and are applied in thin coats.

While they penetrate into the wood pores, they offer little or no protection of the wood substrate. Because of this, they require labor-intensive and frequent maintenance.

Waterlox finishes can be applied by do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike. Our finishes are penetrating oil finishes and as such will penetrate into the wood pores and build up to a film that is water resistant, stands up to foot traffic and common household spills. Maintenance and recoating are easier and not required as often.

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