H2OLOX® is not a stand-alone product and will not provide a waterproof surface when used on its own. One (for hard woods) or two coats (for soft woods or high tannin woods) of a Waterlox® sealer is recommended before applying H2OLOX® to fully seal the wood fibers. Available sealers include UNIVERSAL Tung Oil Sealer, TRUETONE® … H2OLOX® Drying / De-Wetting Troubleshooting
These are what are referred to as ‘Benard Cells’. Benard cells are defined as: defects that look as if someone has imprinted a series of hexagonal shapes on the surface of the varnish film. They may be four or five sided or even roughly circular. Often there is a mixture of these. Benard cells have … Waterlox® ORIGINAL Satin Finish dried with a pattern in it. What is this from?
Q: “My first coats of Waterlox® ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish look uneven, rough and blotchy, is this normal?” A: Rest assured that this is completely normal for your early coat(s) of Waterlox® ORIGINAL finishes. Waterlox® ORIGINAL finishes are penetrating oil finishes; therefore they penetrate into the wood pores and build up to a film … Uneven, rough, and blotchy first coats troubleshooting
Waterlox® ORIGINAL Satin Finish when applied as the last coat(s), will provide a satin sheen appearance (20-25 ° gloss level). The recommended spread rate is 500 square feet per gallon per coat. This is especially important when applying the ORIGINAL Satin Finish as this will provide enough wet film thickness needed for the pigment in the … Streaky Waterlox® ORIGINAL Satin Finish troubleshooting
Waterlox®s finishes once dry are difficult to remove. If some has made its way to an unintended surface and has cured, we only know of a few ways in which to remove it. Suggested methods for removal: Razor blade knife; Acetone (nail polish remover); and/or Chemical Paint Stripper. Our suggested methods for removal may not … Removing Waterlox®s finishes from “unintended” surfaces.
This phenomenon happens when either something is on the surface or a previous coat has not dried. The next coat cannot “wet” the surface so the finish pulls or puddles and will not flow out. This phenomenon may be caused by the following factors: Fish-eyeing. The first example of fish-eyeing is caused by applying a coating over something with a … Non-Wetting Troubleshooting
Bubbles are caused by three main factors: Overworking the finish. If the finish is overworked, bubbles can become apparent. To avoid this, apply smooth liberal coats of finish with a lamb’s wool applicator (floors) as shown in the product application video or with a quality natural bristle brush with the grain of the wood and … Bubbles in the finish troubleshooting.