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John J. Desmond
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Waterborne Stain and Finish

Postby John J. Desmond » Sat, Oct 09 2010, 9:45PM

Is anyone familiar with Gemini WB stains and finishes? I am doing a LEED house and they are wanting, at best, low VOC plywood, stain and finishes. Gemini seems to know what they are doing. Anyone have any advice?

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Re: Waterborne Stain and Finish

Postby Kerry Fullington » Sun, Oct 10 2010, 8:36AM

John,

I have used Gemini stains and solvent base lacquers in the past but not any of the waterborne.

I have been using Target Coatings for waterborne lacquers and polyurethane. They have a waterborne conversion varnish that I would like to try but haven't yet. They also offer a waterborne varnish that will produce the ambering effect of solvent varnish.

Gemini has a great reputation in my area and I think their products will be very good. I made a decision after finding Target that I would stop experimenting with different companies. Every product sprays differently and once you find something you like stick with it. So I stay with Target.

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Re: Waterborne Stain and Finish

Postby John J. Desmond » Sun, Oct 10 2010, 5:58PM

Thanks Kerry. I have been told by several that the grain rises a lot with WB stains. They say use a sealant but does that allow the stain to soak in after the sealer is applied? I looked at Target and it seems really good. They offer a lot of information much like Gemini.

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