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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
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
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
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
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
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