"WATERLOX IS A FLEXIBLE FINISH THAT WILL EXPAND AND CONTRACT WITH A PIECE OVER TIME, UNLIKE OTHER FINISHES."
MASTER CRAFTSMAN, ARTISANS OF THE VALLEY
The “microbrew of wood finishes,” meant for handcrafted pieces of wooden art that go beyond everyday mass produced wood products. That’s how Eric Saperstein, Master Craftsman at Artisans of the Valley Hand Crafted Custom Woodworking in Pennington, New Jersey, describes Waterlox premium wood finish. So when it came time to finish some of his proudest solid white oak pieces from Artisans of the Valley’s New Wave Gothic line, choosing a wood finish was easy.
“These Gothic pieces will be around long after I’m gone,” Eric said. “They need a finish that will last as long as they do.”
Eric prefers Waterlox to lacquer or polyurethane finishes for a number of reasons.
“Waterlox lasts years beyond lacquer and polyurethane finishes, which can color and fall off,” Eric said. “Waterlox is a flexible finish that will expand and contract with a piece over time, unlike other finishes.”
More importantly, Eric says, he trusts Waterlox as the finish he puts on what he considers investment pieces.
“Artisans of the Valley is a custom shop and we consider our work to be heirloom quality,” Eric said. “Many of our pieces see an annual increase in value. It’s furniture you can pass down to your kids. It’s why we use Waterlox.”