Decorative Finishes and Waterlox.

Artisans often call to ask if their “colorization” process is compatible with Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish. Here are a few tips.

Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish can be used under (as a seal coat prior to) colorization processes such as acrylic artist paints, latex-based paints, and oil-based paints. This will seal the surface being painted and will prevent the colorization process from “bleeding”. As our technical laboratory has not fully tested each and every different type of scenario, we recommend testing your process on a scrap piece of wood or an inconspicuous place before completing the actual project.

Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish can be used over colorization processes such as acrylic artist paints and oil-based paints (it should not be used over top of latex-based paints), under the following conditions:

  1. The acrylic artist paint(s) and oil-based paints should be fully dry prior to sealing them with Waterlox.
  2. Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish is amber in color and will change the original color of the colorization process. (e.g.: white will yellow, and light blues will turn to green, etc.).
  3. Our special formula based in Tung oil brings out the natural patina of wood. We suggest testing an inconspicuous area of your project or a scrap piece of wood from your project first before completing the actual project. You will want to test all coats of the finishing system before making your decision.

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