Waterlox Marine Satin Finish
$89.00 / Gallon
Preparation of Surfaces
Apply to a small test area and allow to dry prior to applying to the entire surface. Final color effect is always influenced by the grain, texture, porosity, species of wood, number of coats and by method of application.
Strip previously finished surfaces to bare wood. Where not possible to strip all wood, Waterlox Original Marine Sealer can be used as a primer / tie-coat. If the previous finish is a urethane or unknown, the finish must be abraded before application. Sand the surface well and wipe clean with a tack cloth or cloth dampened with paint thinner.
Application methods include lambswool, brush, roller, cloth, or spray. For exterior porch floors or decks, we recommend using a lambswool applicator to apply the finish. To smooth out bubbles in the surface, you can follow up with a china bristle brush. Be sure to apply the finish with the grain of the wood.
Sanding between coats is not necessary for adhesion purposes, for aesthetic reasons, you can perform a light sanding with fine sandpaper, steel wool (#4/0) or synthetic abrasive.
Staining with Waterlox
Stain can be added to your first coat of Waterlox Original Marine Sealer. You can add up to 1 quart of oil-based stain to 1 gallon of Waterlox Original Marine Sealer (4:1 ratio). We recommend you use an old-fashioned oil-based stain (without additives such as urethane). Test the stain mixture as well as the subsequent coats of Waterlox Original Finishes before applying to the entire surface.
Waterlox Project Guide
Marine Finish Discussion
One gallon of Waterlox Original Marine Satin covers up to 500 square feet per gallon per coat. Thinning is not necessary.
Begin all exterior finishing projects with1-2 coats of Waterlox Original Marine Sealer, followed with 1-2 coats of Waterlox Original Marine Finish in Gloss or Satin.
After each coat has been applied, allow to air dry for 24 hours.
Dry time depends on temperature, ventilation and humidity. For best results apply when temperatures are over 60°F, and when humidity is relatively low. Dry time will increase due to low temperatures or high humidity. Always ensure adequate ventilation.
Use mineral spirits or turpentine to clean tools, equipment, applicators
and spills. Then wash with warm soapy water. Transfer unused Waterlox Original Marine Sealer to smaller tightly sealed jars .This is to prevent the potential jelling of contents due to air exposure within the can.
Do not use over wax. To avoid spontaneous combustion of oil soaked rags during temporary storage, soak soiled rags and waste immediately after use in a water-filled, closed metal container.