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EMTECH EM2000wvx WB Alkyd Varnish

EMTECH® EM2000wvx, or Waterborne Alkyd Varnish is an excellent choice for those seeking a high quality water based varnish that is very easy to apply by spray, roller, and/or brush. This water based varnish is designed as a warm, clear wood finish that can be used in any interior/exterior application like windows, doors, wood ceilings, trim, yacht interiors, and much more. Our waterborne varnish will absorb UV light and age with a slight ambering effect just like an oil based varnish. In comparison to an oil based varnish, EM2000wvx has a faster dry and recoat time in an ultra-low VOC formula for better health and safety.

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EM2000wvx: A Classic Varnish Look and Feel

100% Alkyd Varnish in a Water Based Formula

EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish is a warm, clear, water based varnish that represents the latest technology in water and oil hybrid coatings in an ultra-low VOC formula. Similar to a traditional oil based varnish, our waterborne varnish will create a warm glow and enhance the color and beauty of the wood grain and figure in your wood finishing application. EM2000wvx will absorb UV light and amber slightly with age. Unlike oil-based varnishes, EM2000wvx is fast drying, non-flammable, cleans up with soap and water, and makes storage and disposal safe and simple.

An Emtech Vanguard Finish with an Upgraded Formula

EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish is chemically similar to our venerable Oxford Series Hybrid Varnishes. Building on our proprietary EMTECH® process, EM2000wvx offers improved water beading, better dirt resistance and faster cure times than its predecessors. With these improvements, EM2000wvx continues to bring together the best features of an oil based varnish and a water based polyurethane into one unique package.

A Flexible Wood Finish Designed for Interior and Exterior Applications

EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish is designed for use in water/UV light exposed environments. Our waterborne varnish is an excellent wood finish for doors, window and door trim, interior/exterior wood trim and ceilings, yacht interiors, porch/patio furniture and chairs, kitchens, bathroom vanities, cabinets, and interior/exterior wood furniture where a warm, clear ambering of the finish is desired. EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish is also extremely brush and roller friendly for projects where flexibility in finish application techniques is necessary. This waterborne varnish is super easy to apply and levels to a remarkably smooth finish that looks and feels amazing. You will wonder why you didn’t start using it sooner.


Our interior rated coatings like EM1000, EM6500, EM6600 and NR4000 can be topcoated with EM2000wvx or EM9300 to give these coatings an exterior rating. When using this application method, a minimum of 4 coats at 3-4 mils wet thickness is recommended for proper protection of these interior rated coatings. It should be noted that the durability and colorfastness of these coatings using this technique is more suited for indirect and moderate UV light and moisture exposure. For constant and direct UV light and moisture exposure, we recommend that EM2000wvx and EM9300 are used as a stand alone finish.

Instructions for Use

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Unit Size

32 Ounces, 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon

Sheen Options

Gloss: 85°+, Semi-Gloss: 65°, Satin: 30°, Flat: 10°

Additional Information

Excellent Adhesion Capabilities

EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish features a unique adhesion characteristic that allows it to bond to a wide variety of properly prepared substrates such as wood, plywood, engineered wood substrates, exotic woods, non-ferrous metals, plastics, PVC, stone, masonry, fiberglass, and carbon fiber. This feature gives the finishing professional additional options when a warm, clear finish is desired on interior/exterior surfaces other than wood.

Using our Waterborne Alkyd Varnish over Oil Based Stains

EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish can be applied over your favorite oil based stain or gel stain. Proper surface preparation for application of our water based varnish over oil based stains or gel stains is as follows:

  • Oil based stains and gel stains need to be thoroughly dried and cured. This varies by manufacturer but is usually 18-24 hours after application of the stain. Please consult with the stain manufacturer for drying times of the product you are using.
  • Lightly wipe the surface of the oil based stain with a mixture of 1:1 water and denatured alcohol.  No scrubbing necessary, just a light wipe to remove any oily residue from the surface. Allow the water/alcohol mixture to fully flash off and dry from the surface.
  • For the best results, your first coat of EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish should be a light “tack” coat to allow for the best adhesion to the stain and to confirm compatibility.  From there you can proceed as normal with your build coats of our water based topcoat.

Because there are many variations in formulas for products on the market today, we recommend as a standard finishing practice that a sample is made and tested for product compatibility, proper adhesion and bond of topcoat to base substrate.

Using our Waterborne Alkyd Varnish over an Oil Based Polyurethane or a previously applied solvent based finish

EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish can be applied over oil based polyurethane and most previously applied solvent based coatings. Proper surface preparation for application of our water based varnish over previously applied oil based or solvent based finishes and topcoats is as follows:

  • Newly applied solvent based finishes will need to be thoroughly dry and cured before application of EM2000wvx.  Dry times will vary by type of coating and solvent base.  Please consult the manufacturer of the solvent based coating for dry times.
  • Old solvent based finishes will need to be thoroughly cleaned of any contaminants.
  • Scuff sand both new and old finishes with fine, 220G – 320G, sandpaper.
  • Wipe down both new and old finishes with a mixture of 1:1 water and denatured alcohol. Allow the water/alcohol mixture to fully flash off and dry from the surface.
  • Application of our EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish can proceed as normal.

Because there are many variations in formulas for products on the market today, we recommend as a standard finishing practice that a sample is made and tested for product compatibility, proper adhesion and bond of topcoat to base substrate.

How to Enhance Topcoat Durability **INTERIOR APPLICATIONS ONLY**

EM2000 Waterborne Alkyd Varnish can be fortified with our CL100 CrossLinker to create a post-catalyzed type varnish. Because CL100 increases the hardness of the coating which in turn decreases flexibility in the cured finish, we recommend additions of the cross-linker into EM2000wvx for use in interior applications only.The addition of up to 5% by liquid volume of CL100 will improve the physical durability of our waterborne varnish 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. View the CL100 CrossLinker TDS to see directions for use and more information.

Instructions for Use and SDS

View Instructions for EM2000wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish TDS

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View EM2300wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish Satin SDS
View EM2400wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish Flat SDS

Watch a video on how to add CL100 to any of our finishes

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