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Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart

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$31.50
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4.5

(26 reviews)

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Product Information:

This premium tung oil-based wood sealer/finish in the Original Formulation goes on easily with brush, lambswool applicator, cloth roller or spray. It resists alcohol, hot liquids and similar problems while sealing the wood and hardening and enhancing the wood’s natural appearance. Note: Available in Original and a Low VOC Formulation. Both formulas go on easily and offer superior results, but should not be used together. If you start out with Original, complete the project with Original, or if you go with the Low VOC Formulation, continue to use the Low VOC Formulation through to completion.


  • Original Formulation

  • Easy to apply; Coverage 125 sq. ft. per quart

  • When finished, renders a 50-55° gloss level

  • Tung oil-based; Nontoxic when cured

  • WILL NOT SHIP TO CALIFORNIA

  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    4.7

    (based on 26 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Even paint distribution (7)
    • Easy to apply (5)
    • Easy to clean (3)
    • Ergonomic grip (3)
    • Lightweight (2)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (2)

    Best Uses

    • Small areas (9)
    • Detailed work (8)
    • Large areas (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (15), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5), Professional (5)

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    5.0

    Thanks!

    By  Skipper

    from Atlanta, GA

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    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    Easy to apply Great results

     
    4.0

    Nice tough finish.

    By  Brent - Veterinarian / DIY home improver

    from Northeast Arkansas

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy to apply
    • Fairly Long Work Time
    • Forgiving Application
    • Rock Hard
    • Self leveling

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • It Will Gel
    • Requires Lots Of Coats
    • Very Glossy So Far

    Best Uses

    • Anything Wooden I Suppose
    • Countertops
    • Detailed Work

    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    I bought a quart to seal and finish two countertops I made. I'm a pure DIY'er around the house. I built a 4x6' maple butcher block top for a kitchen island. Decided against the mineral oil approach to prevent the regular maintenance that is needed. Also had a short walnut top for a media room bar. The results were awesome! Downsides are: 1- that it requires a lot of coats. I ended up applying 4 coats total with a light sanding of 320 between coats 3 and 4. In all honesty it could probably have used 5 or 6+ coats as I barely have a uniform sheen with the 4 coats (and they were NOT applied sparingly). 24 hours between coats. 2- very strong odor until dry and then a faint odor will linger for several days. I would say this product is 100% unusable in a space that is currently being lived in. 3- product will gel. I did as recommended and poured a small amount in a cup each time I used it. I never put any back into can once poured out. After the 4th coat (only 5 or 6 days after starting project) I had about 10% left in the can. I waited a couple days and had a few small areas I wanted to touch up a few spots. The small remaining amount was like jello. Definitely squeeze can with clamp as you go. Strongly suggest You-tubing Waterlox before using the stuff. An hour of browsing videos on the subject will help tremendously! Overall VERY happy with my results but don't believe for one second this product is as easy as wiping on some mineral or Tung oil a few times and calling it good. It does dry and harden which makes it more demanding when it comes to the finishing process. Will use this again!

     
    5.0

    Exciting finish on beautiful wood

    By  Jon

    from Southern Illinois

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    This stuff is my go to for finishing. You can't really mess it up. This really brings out the character in wood. 1-2 coats is ok, but 4-5 coats is amazing. Use 320 every couple of coats. Learned about it from askwoodman on youtube and found woodcraft to be best price. Professional finish for a hobbyist without need for messy spray systems. Use Handscrew woodclamp on can to force finish to top of can when done. Put top on it and remove clamp. No problems with exposure to oxygen.

     
    4.0

    This is my primary finish

    By  Herbie

    from Maine

    About Me Professional

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    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    When I make a piece of furniture, it's all about the wood; the color, the grain pattern, even the texture of the wood. Waterlox Original Sealer Finish has a nice low luster finish, it adds depth to figured wood, and it allows you to feel the texture of the wood as you run your hand over the piece. Wood is not only beautiful to the eye, it is also beautiful to the hand. Waterlox is my primary finish. Waterlox, used on the inside of an enclosed cabinet, in my opinion, retains a fairly strong odor for quite some time. I use Waterlox for the 1st coat (for depth and color) and follow up with 2-3 coats of wipe on poly.

     
    4.0

    Waterlox for butcher block counter tops

    By  Jon in Nevada

    from Carson City, NV

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Deep Wood Penetration
    • Easy to apply

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Need Good Ventilation

    Best Uses

    • Highlight Wood Grain
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    Provides very clear, deep, finish without the 'plastic' look of urethane varnish. Takes 24 hours or more for initial dry/cure. Should wait a week before intense use of the surface. Needs good ventilation while drying. Hard to find in usual 'big box' stores.

     
    5.0

    absolutely the best

    By  Nodar

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    I have used this on heart pine floors and various types of cabinetry. It is hands down the most forgiving and durable finish on the market.

     
    5.0

    "I would buy this product again and agai

    By  Ernie

    from Ferndale WA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    Counter top

     
    5.0

    Works as advertised

    By  Bob

    from Longview, WA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    Does a great jop of preparing for final finish application.

     
    5.0

    This stuff is fantastic!

    By  Jebis

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • durable
    • Easy to apply
    • Easy to fix

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas
    • Only used it the floor
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    Made my red oak floors look amazing. Sanded new floors at 80 grit then 120 grit and applied 3 coats. Highly recommend over polyurethane. Maybe more expensive but its worth every penny. My wife was speechless when she saw it.

     
    5.0

    Love this finish

    By  Shawn

    from Chandler, AZ

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy even for beginners
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work

    Comments about Waterlox Original Sealer Finish, Quart :

    Love the way this finish makes my tables invite people to touch it. Professional results with this wipe on finish.

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