Water Based Finishing Materials, Cheap and Safe Options for Health?

Waterbase finishing materials have long been used in the Jepara furniture industry, this water-based finishing material is claimed to be more environmentally friendly and users and can reduce production costs and the final selling price of the product. its that true ? here we will share our experience when using waterbase finishing materials in our Jepara furniture products.

Waterbase, or made from water, this finishing material has components that are non toxic, odorless or odorless which is said to be friendly for health, if this problem we have never tested it ourselves, try drinking for example ...:-D but if the problem is smelly , indeed this waterbase finishing material smells not sting like other furniture finishing materials. but there is still a smell, but it does not disturb and quickly disappear when it is dry.

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Features of Waterbase Finishing Materials

As mentioned above, the privilege (or may we say "selling point") of this product is to be non-toxic, at least that is the point of sale by the manufacturer. We cannot comment much on this problem because we have never made research, but if the logic is correct, it will be made from water-based material, it must be non-toxic. different from melamine or polyurthane ingredients for example.

The specialty that we know based on our experience is the ease in its application, finishing materials tend to be more "forgiving" for the application, a little dose is not a problem, mistakenly spraying too thick is not a problem, the application in rainy and humid conditions can still be overcome. it's fun.

Another specialty is that the production costs can be cheaper, finishing raw materials are a little more economical because the diluents are from water, different from other finishing materials that must use thinner, buy it ... if you want to thin it, just find the closest water faucet.

In our opinion, the main weakness of the waterbase finishing material is that it cannot be very smooth like other materials. this must be denied by manufacturers who might read this post but that is our experience. Do you want to do it too, it can't be smooth like using melamine or PU.

The second, not too strong. moreover if the ratio of the main ingredients with the diluent is not right, the application fits rain too ... the end result can be easily scratched and cannot gloss. This may be our human error, but throughout our experience, this is indeed the maximum end result of finishing waterbase. want any technique that has been taught by the seller of the product.

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a little more additional weaknesses of this material, the glossy power can not be maximal. We did not say that if it can't be shiny you know, only if compared to high gloss melamine for example, the end result is still more shiny that is melamine than waterbase.

Our conclusions

In our opinion, waterbase finishing material is suitable if used for furniture that has natural fiber / wood color appearance. do not need high gloss / do not need to be shiny, not placed outside the room (though it can be). minimalist teak furniture is one of the right products to be given the finishing of this material. or ... "distressed" finishing furniture or semi-damaged furniture is also very passable if you use this finishing material.

Do not use waterbase finishing if you want high-gloss finish furniture with a glass-smooth surface. if for this there is no other than using Polyurethane ingredients. yes maybe there is a finishing material seller who will be challenged to prove that we are wrong ... please, impressed us in the comments column or contact us for a demo ;-)

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