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  • Varnishing a Floor with a Varathane Varnish

    The Type of Use of Varathane Varnish  Varathane is an oil-based varnish primarily used to varnish floors in rental housing buildings located in the Greater Montréal area. It’s a very cheap product that’s easy to apply. It can easily be found in most home renovation centres. It’s less resistant to wear than a crystal varnish, but it’s more flexible. It has the advantage of adapting to the movement of the wood. Varathane doesn’t produce the block effect like

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  • Varnishing a Floor with a Crystal Varnish

    A Traditional Crystal Floor Varnish  For some people, crystal varnishes still represent an excellent price-quality ratio. When applied correctly under the right conditions, they’re resistant. This floor varnish, which is in the moisture cure category, is a somewhat capricious product during its application, since it requires a relative humidity between 50 and 80% (matures under the effects of humidity). It will therefore be harder to achieve the ideal conditions

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  • Varnishing a Floor with an Alcohol-Based Varnish

    Better Understand the Use of Alcohol-Based Floor Varnishes  Their origin  Alcohol-based varnishes will give a rich golden colour to your floors. They’ve been used in Europe since their launch around 1926, but they were only introduced in Québec in 2005. Their popularity with contractors specializing in floor sanding was almost immediate. This had the effect of positioning the Synteko varnish company as a recognized player

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  • Floor Varnishing with Hybrid Varnishes

    The Nature of Hybrid Floor Varnishes   Hybrid floor varnishes constitute a completely separate category. They’re usually distinguished from water-based – or latex – varnishes in two different ways: they have a slightly amber colour and they contain a water-soluble oil. This earns them their name of modified, water-soluble oil-based varnishes. The resin in the hybrid varnish is chemically modified and contains a portion of

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  • Water-Based Varnishes

    Floor Varnishing with Water-Based Varnishes  Floor varnishes are generally made up of one-part solvent and one-part resin, also called polymer. Water-based varnishes are called that because their solvent is water-based, instead of being oil or alcohol-based like more traditional varnishes. The solvent is used only to dilute the varnish to keep it in a liquid state during application. The goal of a varnish is to harden once

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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Floor Varnishes

    Advantages and disadvantages of Varathane varnishes  Advantages  Disadvantages  Greater molecular flexibility  Less resistant than urethane varnishes   Higher resin concentration  Strong and unpleasant odour  Thicker finish  Turns yellow over time  Easy application  Dries slowly  Inexpensive to purchase  Allowed to contain up to 450 g VOC/L  Available in one brightness level (glossy)  Requires the wearing of a mask  Bright finish  Masks the grain of the wood  Easy to find   Toxic and

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  • Floor Oils

    Floor Oils Are Gaining in Popularity  In recent years, we’ve noticed that the market has experienced a dramatic surge in consumer demand for floor oils. Indeed, when time has done its work and the time has come to restore a floor, more and more people are opting for a penetrating natural oil. Unlike vitrifying varnishes, an oiled floor lets the wood breathe and

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