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Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

One of my collegues has a project aiming for LEED Silver that includes on site finishing of dense maple solids and veneers. Their Mock-Ups use low VOC AFM Safecoat DuroStain and the results have been streaked, uneven and unnacceptable. The usual solution to even out a stain coat is to apply a "stain controller" precoat, but all the products I have looked at are over 600 g/L and therefore not appropriate for this project.

Does anyone have experience with a system or solution that will provide good field finished results while meeting the LEED VOC requirements?
Lynn Javoroski CSI CCS LEEDŽ AP SCIP Affiliate
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Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 1114
Registered: 07-2002

Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - 02:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

From a good friend of mine who does know about AFM Safecoat (he's been a representative for years):

Re: Interior Wood Stain Systems

Hi Lynn,

Working with a water based stain can be tricky and usually requires one to have different expectations for the finished look. Especially on woods like maple or pine. If you are planning on using the AFM Polyureseal or Acrylacq top coat, I would have you take some of that material and mix it with water 2:1. Use this as a sanding sealer on the wood. Allow it to dry for 2-4 hours, then lightly sand to knock down the grain raise. At this point, you should be able to apply an even coat of the stain without the blotchy appearance. But the finished product will never look like an oil stain.


He also wrote that you can contact him if you have questions: andy@safebuildingsolutions.com

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