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The difference between Natural Hardwax and Water-based Lacquers?

Posted on December 28th, 2010 In: Blog, Wood Floor Waxing Blogs

Choosing between Natural hardwax ad water- based lacquers is perhaps one of the toughest decisions one needs to make with regard to wooden floors. No doubt, both options have their pros and cons. But, you need to make the decision ased on your specific requirements.
Natural Hardwax
As the name suggests, natural hardwax is made from 100% natural waxes and oils and is highly environment friendly. It requires application of only two coats that an be applied within a day. You can apply this on your own without hiring a professional. It can be recoated without the need for fully sanding off the original coat. Scratches can be easily fixed by applying wax polish.
Water Based Lacquer
Water based lacquers are not 100% natural and are less environment friendly. It requires application of 1 primer coat as well as 2 top coats along with wood floor sanding between the 1st and the 2nd top coat. It is typically meant to be used by professionals and is not very conducive to DIY applications. Lacquers are not easily recoated- they are typically left to wear out, then sanded and freshly coated. Lacquered surfaces do not get scratched easily, but when scratched, they cannot be removed.

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