We launched Envirolast XT in 1999 as one of the very first water based oil/alkyd wood stains in North America. Envirolast XT was developed at zero VOC (a technical term for air polluting solvents) along with our key global supplier in Europe.
The key technology used in Envirolast is called a core shell alkyd. This is breakthrough whereby a linseed oil molecule is encapsulated by an acrylic shell. The result is a nano sized particle (think ability to penetrate fine pores in the wood or cement structures) which highlights the grain and enhances the beauty of the wood (or cement) the way a linseed oil should, while offering the quick dry and toughness of the acrylic shell. Remarkably, with our very unique formula, the product applies easily and tacks extremely quickly, even in cool damp temperatures at zero VOC.
Envirolast has proven so handsome on wood, it has been used for fine wood working projects, patio furniture, hard wood decking, interior trim and doors, even as a wiping stain for cabinets and floors prior to a top coat of urethane. Envirolast has proven an extremely cost effective and durable concrete stain and sealer as well.
Envirolast remains the only known wood stain at true zero VOC. We made no compromises in ease of application, storage stability, beauty of finish and performance. In fact, a senior architectural executive at the world's largest coatings company stated it "was the most beautiful wood stain he had every seen". He would know, at least we would hope.
We offer 6 colorants using zero VOC, finely ground transparent oxides, which bring the natural grain out in any wood while providing world class UV protection.
In spring of 2013 we are happy to announce our supplier has now updated their key resin technology to achieve a 100% better UV stability on sun facing wood, decking and vertical masonry, some oif the most demanding areas for any stain product! We don't take making changes lightly, but we have tested this new updated replacement on Tahoe decks and the claims are proving the new resin is a world beater. Our costs have gone up, but we simply cannot pass by making the very best stain we feel we can put to market.
Whatever your next wood stain or concrete sealing project, Envirolast is available now in its new and improved urethane enhanced version. Please send us your pics and stories!
|water based oil/acrylic/urethane||soap water cleanup|
|zero VOC||zero air pollutants|
|zero carcinogen||no known carcinogen or toxics|
|"core shell" technology||fast water resistance, low temp okay, quick re-coat|
|transparent oxide colorants||beautiful grain highlights, great UV durability|
|nano sized particle||great penetration, use as wiping stain for any project|
|storage stable||stores for years, freeze thaw stable, stir and go|
|very mild odor||replace deck chair and BBQ next day|
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