EMTECH EM6000 WB Production Lacquer

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EMTECH EM6000 WB Production Lacquer


(5 customer reviews)

EM6000 WB Production Lacquer is an ultra-clear, water based acrylic lacquer that utilizes advanced polymer resins and HAPS-Free solvent technology to provide a 100% burn-in functionality that offers the performance of a traditional nitrocellulose-type lacquer in an Ultra-Low VOC water-based format. EM6000 is specifically designed to replace flammable nitrocellulose-based finishes.

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100% Burn-In Technology in a Water Based Formula

EM6000 Production Lacquer (EPLv8.0) is an ultra clear, water based acrylic lacquer that utilizes advanced polymer resins and HAPS-Free solvent technologies to provide a unique, self-leveling wood finish designed for commercial and industrial applications. EM6000 water based acrylic lacquer is formulated for use in furniture, cabinet, interior architectural and custom woodworking applications, and provides a fast drying lacquer system with exceptional clarity, outstanding adhesion qualities and a nitrocellulose-type appearance and performance all in an Ultra-Low VOC (ULVOC), 100% water-based system.

Solvent Look and Feel

EM6000 Production Lacquer features a unique adhesion characteristic that allows it to bond to a wide variety of properly prepared substrates such as synthetic wood panels, carbon-fibre, PVC, ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This feature gives great latitude of use for the finishing professional when working with EM6000 Production Lacquer.

When used as a self-sealing system EM6000 Production Lacquer offers fast drying and sanding features identical to those of traditional nitro-cellulose lacquers and CAB acrylic systems. EPL generates excellent clarity and color definition when used with other sealers or as a stand-alone production finish. EM6000 water based acrylic lacquer is non-flammable, low in odor and cleans-up with water.

EM6000 Production Lacquer can be fortified with our CL100 Cross-Linker to create a post-catalyzed type lacquer. The addition of 3 to 5% by liquid volume of CL100 will improve the physical durability of EM6000 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.

Using EMTECH CL100 Cross-Linker in EM6000

All surfaces to be finished must be clean and free of oil, dust and contamination that may cause fisheyes or poor adhesion. Clean surface with denatured alcohol or fresh water. Allow surface to thoroughly dry before proceeding. Fine sand surface to be finished with the appropriate grade sandpaper based on the type of final finish required. If the surface to be finished has a grain-filling type glaze, sealer or paste; ensure that the systems are compatible with one another by preparing a test panel before proceeding. Certain solvent-based fillers and glazes may prevent proper adhesion of the topcoat if not thoroughly cured. Ensure that grain fillers have been sanded with a minimum of 400-grit sandpaper and all contamination is removed. Oil-Based glazes should be air-dried and tested to ensure proper early adhesion of the water-based topcoat. Spray-apply each coat of EM6000 Production Lacquer with HVLP, Conventional or Airless/Air-assist spray equipment. Consult with your spray gun manufacturer for proper gun set-ups based on coating viscosity and intended use. Spray gun operators must wear a NIOSHA approved respirator during the spray application of this material. Consult the Material Safety data Sheet of this material for safety and health procedures.

Additional information

Unit Size

32 Ounces, 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon

Sheen Options

Gloss, Semi-Gloss, Satin, Flat

5 reviews for EMTECH EM6000 WB Production Lacquer

  1. Noah Kelly (verified owner)

    I see this EM6000 lacquer easily becoming one of my go to finishes. It was a dream to spray with my HLVP system – the setup and cleanup were incredibly simple. The EM6000 is ready to spray right out of the can, and it cleans up easily with water. It produced a beautiful, crystal clear finish that laid down perfectly smooth with a surprisingly even satin sheen. The low VOC and water cleanup are reason enough to use this, but the performance and ease of use really sealed the deal for me. Having a finish that is safe, simple, and quick (only 30 minutes between coats) hits all of my top priorities when finishing. I’m really happy with this finish, and I most definitely plan to use it for many more projects in the future.

    • Jeff Weiss

      Noah – Thank you for sharing your EM6000 experience with us!

  2. Robert Cameron

    This is not meant to be a review, I am writing here because I could find any other place to contact the company. Early 2011 I made kitchen cabinetry from Maple, and finish them with EMTECH 6000 (EM6328 SATIN) spray lacquer. Overall I was pleased with the finish, but in areas near the sink, dishwasher and coffee maker, moisture is caused the finish to deteriorate. I need to sand and refinish these doors and drawers. I need help with what product I should use to refinish the kitchen cabinetry. I’m thinking at this time that I will finish all the doors and drawers, so that it will have a uniform look.

    Invoice No. 31860
    Thank you for your help

    • Jeff Weiss

      Robert – Thank you for reaching out. Please feel free to contact my office at 800-752-9922.
      In the meantime, you can clean and fine sand the existing EM6000 and refinish with the same, this time crosslinked with our CL100 Crosslinker to add a higher degree of water, detergent and alkaline resistance.

  3. Nick Lisi (verified owner)

    I have been struggling for legitimately 2 years to find an ideal finish for production spraying of laser cut layered wood art. I’ve used oil based, shellac, water based polys from varathane and general finishes, and most recently Mohawk Cab Acrylic lacquer. The solvent based CAB gave me amazing color tones but it came with all of the downsides of solvents like toxicity and a pension for exploding. Color tones are of paramount importance in my application because I use different wood species themselves as the color palette in my art. I gave EM6000 a try and my god, I had no idea that color tones like this could come from a water based finish. I actually had art finished with CAB solvent lacquer and EM6000 beside each other out in bright sunlight to compare and I actually forgot which was which! That’s how close to solvent lacquer the look was. It even has that sort of iridescent quality when looking at wood grain in sunlight that I associate with solvent or oil based finishes. It sprays much more forgivingly than solvent lacquer which would instantly show any mistake in my spraying technique. I also tried EM6000 with EM1000 sanding sealer underneath but saw no huge difference in my particular application so I will be using EM6000 in a self sealing fashion to simplify production. Loving it so far!

    • Jeff Weiss

      Nick – Thank you for sharing you updates with us. Yes, I recall our initial conversation regarding your concerns for substrate color preservation–glad to learn that the EM6000 meets your specifications! Keep us posted on how you progress.

  4. Scott

    It’s awesome !

    • Jeff Weiss

      Scott- Thanks!

  5. Puget Environmental Group

    Used WB 6000 for the 1st time recently. I agree with one of the reviews above; the wood color from using this product was excellent for a water based product. Side by side comparison with another WB finish: the difference was amazing. If you are reading this review, this is the bellwether: make a test board of your regular finish alongside the 6000. It will tell all. And to boot I used a flat version of the 6000.

    I am a bit confused between the WB 6000, 7000 and 9000 versions…. We make kitchen cabinets for the most part. If the difference is solids percentage OK, I get it. The 9000 has more UV inhibitors but I don’t see the solids percentage of any of these products on any tech sheet.

    Finally: toxicity is our main concern… for the customer AND our people as well as the environment.
    We are nervous about using the cross-linkers: toxicity of the spray materials after adding the cross-linker is the #1 concern.

    But aside from that; the product is excellent. We are switching.

  6. Jeff Henry (verified owner)

    The Emtech 6000 is a fantastic finish for guitars. I’ve been building/ repairing guitars for over 20 years and have worked with many finishes ( Nitrocellulose, Poly’s, French Polish…) and have found the Target Coating products to be superior to the standard finishes used for years in the luthiery field. I spray with an HVLP gun and get excellent results with the Emtech 1000 sealer and 6000 finish coats. Spraying and cleanup are nontoxic and refreshingly free of the odors of the oil based products. So I can feel good about my finishes and doing less harm to the environment. Thank you Jeff Wiess.

    • Jeff Weiss

      Thank you, Mr. Henry, much obliged.

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