There are a variety of products available that claim to be furniture restorers, rejuvenators or refreshers. Still other names are marketed as being quick solutions to liven up a wooden surface, remove scratches, repair color, etc. What are they? There are lots of variations, blends, secret ingredients and mysteries around these products; however, the main … Wood Surface Rejuvenators and Refreshers
Wax is very prevalent in the wood finishing world. It is more common in wood working or smaller projects and becoming less common on floors or other areas, but is still encountered regularly. The three places where you may encounter wax would be as a key ingredient in the finish you are using, as an … Wax and Waterlox®
Traditional Waterlox® systems began with a sealer, namely, Waterlox® ORIGINAL Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish or Waterlox® MARINE Sealer. Waterlox® developed a new product aimed at simplifying and speeding up the application process, UNIVERSAL Tung Oil Sealer (UTOS). UTOS provides excellent protection, durability and appearance properties that Waterlox® products are known for along with some other advantages. … Waterlox® UNIVERSAL Tung Oil Sealer (UTOS) Advantages
If you are having an issue getting the final finish to lay down just right, these tips can help you finish your project and make it the envy of your friends and neighbors. There are myriad causes for poor appearance ranging from dust, wood fibers, rushed application, bugs, bubbles, streaks, etc., but the cure is … Tips for a Smoother Final Finish
One of Waterlox®’s product performance characteristics certainly does not include “scratching or scuffing easily”. Often times when customers call us to report this perceived “lack” of performance; we try to learn what the spread rate of the material was when the finish was applied and what methods of application were used. A properly finished surface with … Scuffing and Waterlox®.
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.
Other than sanding and refinishing, surfaces finished with Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes that are marked on at a later date with Magic / Permanent Marker may be able to be cleaned up with Rubbing Alcohol. Rubbing alcohol may dull the finish in the spot being spot cleaned; however, it will be less noticeable than … Removal of magic marker.
As with any working surface, a Waterlox® surface will get worn down over time. One of the advantages of Waterlox® products is that they still maintain a high level of protection even when worn. However, when your surface needs to be refreshed, it can easily be done with a few simple steps. Clean the surface … Refreshing or Recoating a Waterlox® Finished Surface
If for some reason it becomes necessary to re-coat a Waterlox Original Tung oil finished surface with another type of coating, you can apply a surface finish over top of our Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes, keeping the following details in mind. If the last coat applied was our Waterlox Original Sealer & Semi-Gloss Finish, … Re-coating over top of a Waterlox Tung oil finish.
Q: “My project is wet from rain or dew, can I recoat?” A: For projects either around water or outdoors in the elements that can produce moisture, dew and/or rain, it is important that the project be completely dry prior to coating. Drying of the film on the surface is not our major concern; it’s … Rain or dew and Waterlox.