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Thinking Thursday - What are your most common questions about Aqua Coat products or wood finishing questions? April 16 2020

Send us your most common questions you have or receive from customers.  These might be questions other people have and with your help we can give them the answer.  Aqua Coat has a link with our most frequently asked questions about our products and general wood finishing questions.  If you haven’t already, take a look and see what you didn’t know yet.  We would love to add any helpful frequently asked questions...

Thinking Thursday - Why choose water-based products? March 05 2020

Fifty years ago, virtually all paint products were solvent based.  They contained high levels of organic compounds.  These solvents facilitate application, drying and the formation of a durable, regular film.  On the negative side, when these compounds evaporate, they release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere resulting in a strong odor and toxic impact on the environment.  Stricter environmental regulations have required paint manufacturers to dramatically reduce the levels...

Expert Advice on Grain Fillers October 26 2017

From Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement an article about pore fillers, aka grain fillers, including Aqua Coat's Clear Wood Grain Filler. He compares the pros and cons of using oil- vs water-based products and lists a series of steps to take for a professional finish.

 

Do I Need Wood Grain Filler or Wood Putty? June 22 2016

The short answer to that question is, it depends. It depends on the type of wood you are using, its condition, and what type of finish you want to achieve. Wood Grain Filler is used to get that smooth surface you find on quality furniture and cabinetry, like an underlayment to a fine finish. Some woods have an “open grain,” like oak and ash, that may not look smooth if...
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