perfect all-natural wood finish
An all natural penetrating oil finish for:
Doors, Wood Paneling, Floors
natural, non-altered ingredients from sustainable
Friendly: Biodegradable, non-ozone depleting,
contains linseed and tung oil, pine rosin, beeswax
and citrus oil.
chemicals, dryers, or petroleum based products.
and then cures, much like old-time, varnish-like,
checking. Experience shows that timbers that
have begun dramatic twisting often stop checking
further, even in green oak.
timber frames and logs, Land Ark is ideally applied
right after joinery is completed, before assembly
of structure. While waiting, it will reduce checking;
during erection logs will soil little; after
assembly clean up is easily done with Land Ark
and scouring pad. And if structure is exposed
to weather, it is protected.
Land Ark Natural Wood Finish is available as:
- Liquid Interior Finish (the basic finish)
- Liquid Exterior Finish (the basic finish with Mildewcide and UVA
- Soft wax / End grain sealer (most important, as the immediate drying
of timber takes place at the end grain)
- Colors available (see below)
Contains no petroleum products, chemical additives, or metallic drying
- Tung oil: 100% pure with no additives; highest quality; dries
harder and more durable than linseed oil alone. Both of the oils
are dryer-free and slightly heat-treated (polymerized).
- Linseed oil: Purified and refined by natural oxidation; dries
as clear or clearer than tung oil, with none of the characteristic
discoloration that is typical of hardware store varieties. No other
finishing oil penetrates as deeply into wood.
- Beeswax: Filtered, chemical and bleach-free capping wax is used.
Beeswax adds visual depth of grain, smoothness, and elastic durability
to the finish; it also forms a skim coat that keeps the finish
on the wood, slowing the evaporation of the solvent, and thus giving
the oil more time for absorption.
- d-Limonene: Food grade. This is the purest form of citrus turpenes
(citrus extract), and it is extracted only from the cold-pressed
oil of the orange peel. It is the only solvent used in Land Ark finishes.
- Natural rosin: Gum rosin extracted from the sap of the pine tree
and separated from the turpentine. This is the gum rosin found in
heart pine, giving the wood its hardness and durability. No synthetic
rosins are used.
- Cypress oil is no longer available. We are now using a fungicide
and UVA that both have safe environmental profiles. MSDS reports
available on request.
Use our highest quality aniline dyes for interior finish. They are
available pre-mixed in the finish in a line of standard shades. Top
coat with non-tinted liquid finish. Please call when ordering colors.
View color charts:
We regret that for some time we have been unable to secure
adequate quantities of this wood finish, due to circumstances beyond
our control. Before we further alienate
our customers with long delays which reflect badly on our service,
we recommend that for the time being, you should contact:
|Land Ark Liquid Wood Finish
|NOTE: Customers located in Canada should
contact us for a price, as trans-border shipping and customs
handling fees for this material increase our costs significantly.
|Prices are in US dollars
||1 US gal. can
||5 gal pail
||55 gal. drum
|Original Interior Finish
$48 per gallon
(Please call to order)
|Exterior Finish (contains Interior Finish plus UVA and Mildewcide)
$61 per gallon
(Please call to order)
|Soft wax / End grain sealer
Please call to order.
Suitable with any applicator and application technique: thin-and-dry
coating, surface flooding and buff dry, wet sanding, French polishing,
mechanical buffing. Avoid application in direct sunlight if at all
Ark Interior Liquid Finish
For interior, use as a primer to maintain dimensional stability, a
base coat, or a complete one or two-coat finish on any wood. Minimum
coverage 300–400 sq. ft. or 500–700 board feet per gallon.
Note: Rough-sawn materials absorb more.
For logs, timbers, floors, T&G decking: apply wet-on-wet coats,
allow time for absorption. Remove abrasions, dirt etc, with ScotchBrite
stripping pad dipped in finish.
Fine woodwork: build thin coats with brush or any suitable application
method; avoid application in direct sun if possible; avoid rain until
dry. May be thickened with soft wax.
Land Ark Exterior Liquid
Finish (the basic interior finish with mildewcide and UVA
Before application, treatment with commercial borate solution is
essential for long-term protection against mold and insects. This will
also "break" the mill glaze, which is just as important.
Avoid rain and direct sun. Apply 2–4 wet-on-wet coats, allowing
1–8 hours between coats. Re-apply 1–2 final wet coats in
3–4 months. Clean the wood surface and re-apply as often as desired
or as required by your climate (in some areas it could be up to 10
years before you need another coat); there is no need to sand, just
re-apply directly over existing Land Ark products. Treat all sides
and edges with borate solution and wood finish.
Minimum coverage 300–400 sq. ft. or 500–700 board feet
per gallon, with rough-sawn materials absorbing more.
Land Ark Non-Staining End
Sealer / Liquid Wax
A superb end grain & joinery sealer (will NOT stain timbers)
for floors, cabinets, doors, furniture, fine woodwork: as a top coat
for added sheen; for refurbishing dry, dull logs, timbers, or any woodwork.
Excellent for periodic maintenance and cleaning of timber frames
Apply on bare wood or over liquid finish in one of two ways: (1) rub
in coats, as thin as possible, like a polish. Buff dry after absorption.
Or (2) apply heavy coats, let dry until stiff, then polish with power
Got questions about which additives to use? Interested in
adding color to your wood finish? Call us for a free consultation
about YOUR project.
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