French Polish by Smith and Rodger

Aquacoat XTRA Application Information

Growing awareness of health and environmental concerns have encouraged the development of coatings based on new waterborne resin technology. Aquacoat XTRA is a waterbased clear coating for wood based on the latest fatty acid modified aromatic urethane dispersion.

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  • Low odour and low flammability
  • Rapid dry and overcoating
  • Good clarity and flow
  • Good chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Available in Gloss and Satin
  • Superior wood wetting and appearance and is comparable with solvent based varnish.
Uses Primarily used in the coating of wooden floors, the product is also suitable for most interior woodwork including furniture, doors, facings, skirting etc.
Direction for Use
  • Ensure room conditions are warm dry and well ventilated. Do not apply if the temperature is below 13 °C and/or the relative humidity is above 65%.
  • Ensure the wood is clean, dry, sanded smooth and dust free.
  • Apply using a brush, spray or lambs wool applicator (for floors).
  • Apply at least 3 coats (more if heavier wear is anticipated). Allow the previous coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next. A light sanding between coats using 120 grade sandpaper will improve the appearance.
  • Wash all the equipment immediately after use with cold water. Ensure the spray vessels are suitably lined or have removable plastic inserts.
  • Please wear gloves when applying Aquacoat XTRA.
Drying Times

Assuming good application and curing conditions:
Touch Dry and overcoatable - 2 hours. Full cure reached: 8-10 days.
Avoid heavy use for at least 72 hours after the final coat. Do not put rugs on the floor or subject the floor to any wet cleaning or wax polish maintenance for at least 8-10 days.
Note - Heavy coats should not be applied as this will adversely affect the drying and curing time, as will recoating too soon or covering the floor with polythene or other sheeting.

Coverage Depending on the porosity of the wood and film weight approximately 10-12 square metres per litre.
Staining It is recommended that AQUASTAIN should be used. This coat should replace the first clear coat followed by 2-3 subsequent clear coats.
Wood Filling Lecol Filler 7500. A clear resin that should be intermixed with the sawdust generated when sanding the floor. Available in 1 litre and 5 litre tins.
Shelf Life Up to 12 months if stored tightly sealed in the original container in warm dry conditions. Store away from direct heat. Protect from frost.
Health & Safety Read the instruction label on the container and the Health and Safety information sheet.
Further Advice

If using Aquacoat XTRA on a stained or previously coated surface a trial application should be made before coating the whole surface to check on suitability. Like solvent based Polyurethane varnish, wood coated with Aquacoat XTRA has a tendency to yellow with time. This effect can be pronounced where a floor is covered with rugs. The life of the coating will vary depending on the conditions of use. It is recommended that suitable barrier mats are used at entrances and that a regular maintenance schedule is carried out.

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