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Waterborne Finishes

Posted on January 6, 2014

Waterborne Finishes January 07 2014

Waterborne {also known as Water-based] finishes are made with acrylic and polyurethane resins. To make waterborne finishes, the acrylic and polyurethane resins are manufactured in tiny little droplets that are dispersed in water. After the water evaporates, the tiny droplets of finish come together and harden to create a continuous film. Once cured, water has no damaging effect on waterborne finishes.    
Some waterborne finishes are provided with a separate “cross-linker” or “hardener” that you can add to the finish to make it more protective and durable. These two-part finishes are available at Aqua Coat. Our Aqua-Thane Clear Topcoat and our Cross-Linker will give you a surface as tough as nails. Other waterborne finishes, such as Aqua Coat’s Tabletop Commercial Finish, have a built-in cross-linker.