Arizona (Maricopa County)
|Allowable Waterlox Products in Gallons||Restricted States|
VOC Compliant Waterlox Formulations are required in these states when ordering gallons :
Arizona (Maricopa County), California, Connecticut, Delaware,
District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, and Northern Virginia.
Dry times remain the same, even though solids and dry film thickness are slightly increased.
Film properties (water and chemical resistance) remain the same.
Flexibility and impact resistance remain the same.
Film hardness was found to be slightly higher or faster (rate to final hardness and over time) resulting in slightly better mar and scuff resistance, which may be viewed as better durability.
Flow, leveling, touch-up and absence of lap marks remain the same.
The Satin Finish has no settling, and a more consistent and lower gloss level.
Waterlox feels that you will experience little change in their new formulations, even though there are differences in the actual make-up of the formulation. This is primarily due to the fact that the core ingredients remain the same (Tung Oil, phenolic resin, etc.).
Can Traditional and VOC Compliant be used in combination?
Although there is no real appreciable difference between the end-result of the two finishing systems, they should not be used interchangeably / in combination with each other.
Traditional Product Codes:
TB 5284 – Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish
TB 6044 – Waterlox Original Satin Finish
VOC Complaint Product Codes:
TB 6038 – VOC Compliant Sealer/Finish
TB 6035 & TB 6045 – VOC Compliant Satin Finish
When coating a project with Waterlox Traditional formulations, careful attention should be used to continue through the entire project with the Traditional formulation. The VOC Compliant (low VOC) products should not be used over top of the Traditional formulations.
When coating a project with VOC compliant formulations, careful attention should be used to continue through the entire project with the VOC Compliant formulation. The Traditional products should not be used under the VOC compliant formulations.
The Traditional formulations can be used over top of the VOC complaint formulations.
How Does This Apply to You?
The VOC rules are applicable to any person who supplies, sells, offers for sale, or manufactures any architectural coating for use within a VOC restricted area, as well as any person who applies or solicits the application of any architectural coating within the VOC restricted area.
Because there are numerous exemptions, ongoing changes, and various interpretations of many of these rules, it is wise to consult with the local regulating agency for specific rules, allowable VOC emissions, and methods of compliance.
Go to Waterlox.com for current VOC Restrictions regarding use of Waterlox.
Waterlox VOC Compliant Sealer Finish
Waterlox VOC Compliant Satin Finish
Please call me directly if you need clarification.