Classic Varnish Look & Feel
EM2000wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish represents the latest technology in water-based wood coatings for interior and exterior architectural and specialty wood finishing applications. EM2000wvx water-based clear varnish will create the warm glow of a traditional alkyd based varnish and will define the beauty of the substrate it is protecting, all with the speed and safety of ultra-low VOC water-based chemistries.
EM2000wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish is chemically similar to our venerable Oxford Series Hybrid Varnishes. However, continuing with our proprietary EMTECH™ process, the EM2000wvx offers improved physical and application behaviors such as improved slip, water beading and dirt repellence. Also, the new EM2000wvx cures more rapidly, putting it into service faster than its predecessors. With these features, the new EM2000wvx clear varnish continues to bring together the best features of oil-based varnishes and waterborne urethanes into one unique package.
EM2000wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish is well suited for use on high-end furniture and cabinet applications, as well as moisture/UV-exposed environments such as window and door trim packages. Specially formulated for industrial spray applications, EM2000wvx water-based clear varnish is also extremely brush friendly for projects that require brush application.
EM2000wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish can be fortified with our CL100 Cross-Linker to create a post-catalyzed type varnish. The addition of 3 to 5% by liquid volume of CL100 will improve the physical durability of EM2000 by tightening the molecular structure of the cured resin. CL100 improves the resistance of the cured film against high pH cleaners, alcohols and slow evaporating household chemicals. See the TDS for CL100 Cross-Linker for more information.
Directions for Use
All surfaces to be finished must be clean, dry and free of excess contamination. Proper surface preparation is the key to a successful finish. 1. Sand surface to be finished with quality, stearate-free sandpaper. The sandpaper grit schedule will vary between 220 to 400-grit depending on the surface condition and type of wood being finished. After the surface has been sanded and prepared, remove dust with a water-damped, lint-free cloth. DO NOT USE OIL/WAX TACK CLOTHES. 2. If the surface to be finished has a grain filler, glaze or solvent-based stain applied to it, ensure that these products are compatible with the EM2000wvx by preparing and a test panel before proceeding. If compatibility is in question, seal the opposing surface with dewaxed shellac before finishing with EM2000wvx. 3. Mix varnish gently before using. If using semi-gloss, satin or flat versions, ensure that all flatting agent is mixed back into solution. 4. Apply 2 coats EM2000wvx reduced upwards to 20% by liquid volume with basic tap water to act as a penetrating sealer coat. Allow each coat to air dry for a minimum of 1-2 hours, or when the sealer coat gently powders when sanded without clogging the sandpaper. 5. Apply topcoats of EM2000wvx as supplied, or thinned 5% by liquid volume with basic tap water. Allow each coat to air dry for a minimum of 1 hour before recoating. Sanding between each coat is not required unless defects are visible or the last coat has dried for more then 24 hours. Lightly sand with 400 or 600-grit stearate free sandpaper to remove imperfections. Allow the finish to dry and cure in a warm, dry area. Final chemical cure takes place after 150 hours at 70F.