Safecoat Low-VOC Polyurethane Finishes
Safecoat Polyureseal BP is one of the highest quality low toxicity water-based clear gloss finishes available today. Its exceptional durability and abrasion resistance, coupled with high solids, very low VOC and low-odor, make it the clear alternative to conventional solvent and water-based polyurethanes in performance without the toxicity.
Safecoat Polyureseal BP can be used on unfinished (or properly prepared and sanded previously finished) wooden surfaces such as floors, furniture and cabintery, and is excellent for gym floors and auditoriums.
- High solids, more film build, better flow, higher luster.
- Comparable to conventional urethanes in performance without the toxicity.
- Safely used by and for the chemically sensitive.
- Fights indoor air pollution, seals in the outgassing from the substrate.
- Very low VOC content (meets or exceeds all federal and state air quality regulations, including California).
- Contains no formaldehyde.
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- 1 quart.
- 1 gallon.
- 5 gallon.
One gallon of Safecoat Polyureseal BP covers approximately 350 square feet in one coat, depending on method of application and surface porosity.
All surfaces must be clean and free from dirt, dust, grease, wax, oil, silicone, tsp/soap, mill scale, oxidation, loose peeling paint or varnish, or any foreign matter/contaminants. Apply test patches before undertaking large areas to assure good adhesion and lack of surface contamination. Wood staining should be completed before applying finish coats. Sand wood with the grain only. When surfaces have been sanded, dust and vacuum thoroughly to remove debris and then use a damp rag to remove dust before applying finish coats. (Note: tac rags may leave a residue that can interfere with flow and adhesion causing surface defects.) Wood surface may be dampened to raise grain, sanded, and then wiped free of dust before applying stain or finish. Moisture content of wood should be below 12% for best results. To achieve a satin finish on wood, apply multiple thin coats of Safecoat Polyureseal BP Gloss until the surface is completely sealed, followed by one final coat of Satin.
Always have adequate ventilation. Intermix (boxing) all containers of the same sheen to ensure gloss uniformity before applying. Before using, mix coating thoroughly by gently stirring or rolling container to avoid air bubbles. Be sure to stir product thoroughly every 20 minutes during application. Do not shake container. Pour material to be used into another container before applying coating to avoid contaminating main container. The apply as is, using a quality nylon brush, pad applicator, or unheated spray applicator. Apply liberal coats, keeping a good wet edge and avoid overbrushing. In most cases, a minimum of 3 coats is required, depending on the surface. When spraying, use a .015 tip or smaller. Apply thin even coats when spraying rather than heavy coats which will tend to sag. If spray pattern begins to dryspray, reduce air pressure and increase material flow to surface. Use a damp, dust free rag after sanding to remove dust particles. Use aluminum oxide or silicon carbide sandpaper to sand between coats. For best results, this product should not be reduced. Use only during low or moderate humidity conditions. Applying this product over lightly dampened surfaces can assist the user in controlling the dry time. Smoother finishes are achieved when surfaces are damp during application. Note: these instructions are intended to be general only and not exhaustive. The applicator should determine which preparation and techniques are best suited to the specific surface.
Clean tools and equipment while they are still wet with a solution of SafeChoice Super Clean and warm water.
Drying Time/Curing Time
Under normal conditions, Safecoat Polyureseal BP dries to touch in one hour, is sandable after 2-4 hours and re-coatable after 4-8 hours. The product will continue to cure and become harder over time. Avoid traffic for at least 24 hours after application. Normal conditions include a dry surface, access to fresh airflow, moderate humidity and temperatures around 70 degrees F. Thick application, high humidity or conditions other than normal will cause Safecoat Polyureseal BP to dry and cure more slowly.