WHAT IS NATURE'S EDGE WOOD FINISH?
Nature's Edge Wood Finish is a penetrating natural long oil alkyd resin wood finish that uses non-polluting water as its solvent. Nature's Edge's waterborne oil formula penetrates deeply into the wood instead of forming a film on the surface. When applied and maintained per the manufacturer's instructions Nature's Edge will preserve and protect the beauty of your wood from the assault of sunlight, wind and water. Nature's Edge is a 3 coat finish system. The first and second coats use tinted Natures Edge which is followed by a clear Nature's Edge topcoat.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO USING NATURE'S EDGE?
Longevity. Nature's Edge is on of the longest lasting stain systems on the market.
Beautiful Look. Nature's Edge brings out the natural highlights of the wood by enhancing the wood grain.
Low VOC. With a VOC level of 95 grams per liter Nature's Edge is optimized to provide excellent wood penetration and protection.
Environmentally Friendly. Nature's Edge is produced from renewable, natural American resources and is a waterborne.
Excellent Mildewcide Protection. Nature's Edge has been fortified with a powerful fungicide as we as mold and mildew inhibitors to significantly reduce or eliminate the issues of mold and mildew growth.
Advanced UV Protection. Nature's Edge uses an advanced zinc oxide UV protection system to protect you wood from the assault of sunlight.
Higher Moisture Content Wood OK. A major benefit of the Nature's Edge waterborne technology is that the product can be applied to wood with a moisture content of up to 25% This allows you to stain your wood while the home is being built.
Flexible Application. Nature's Edge can be applied with an airless sprayer, stain brush, or a paint roller.
Easy Cleanup. Nature's Edge cleans up with soap and water, not with mineral spirits!
IS NATURE'S EDGE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRODUCT?
Nature's Edge Wood Finish uses a natural long oil alkyd resin formula which is produced from renewable American resources. This makes Nature's Edge a truly green and environmentally responsible wood finish. With Nature's Edge you can be certain you have purchased a finish that naturally compliments and protects your wood, and by design avoids damage to the environment at large. Our renewable natural long oil alkyd resin is optimized to provide penetration, protection and performance at extraordinarily low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds. With a VOC level of 95 grams per liter, Nature's Edge is among the greenest wood finishes available anywhere, far exceeding the VOC regulations for today and well into the future in all 50 states.
NATURE'S EDGE HAS STRONG MILDEWCIDE PROTECTION!
Powerful fungicide, mold, and mildewcide inhibitors have been added to Nature's Edge to significantly reduce the likelihood of airborne intruders interfering with the beauty of your home or your family's health.
HOW NATURE'S EDGE IS BEAUTIFUL!
Nature's Edge is available in 11 beautiful transparent natural wood tones plus a clear topcoat that bring out the natural highlights of of wood by enhancing wood grain and not concealing it.
HOW DO YOU APPLY NATURE'S EDGE WOOD FINISH?
Nature's Edge Wood Finish should always be applied to a wood surface that has had all mill glaze removed. LogFinish.com recommends removing mill glaze with either X-180 Weathered Wood Restorer or with Stain Prep Mill Glaze Away. Allow the wood to dry thoroughly before applying Nature's Edge. When a wood preservative such as Shellguard RTU has been used prior to applying Nature's Edge, please allow 3-5 days for the wood preservative to thoroughly dry before applying Nature's Edge.
Nature's Edge can be applied with an airless sprayer, brush or roller. When using a sprayer or roller always back brush Nature's Edge into the wood. Always apply Nature's Edge when rain is not expected for at least the next 24 hours.
Do not apply Nature's Edge Wood Finish in direct sunlight as it can cause the product to dry too quickly. Very quick drying prevents Nature's Edge from penetrating thoroughly into the wood. Nature's Edge is a 3 coat process. For best results apply the first coat of Nature's Edge and let it dry for 2-3 hours before applying the second color coat. Apply the clear topcoat the next day. The color of your finish will progressively deepen as additional clear top coats are applied.
Clean up is a snap with Nature's Edge - just rinse tools and equipment with soap and water.
PREPARING NATURE'S EDGE FOR APPLICATION
Nature's Edge Wood Finish is supplied Clear in 5 gallon pails. The tint to make up each color is packaged in a 4 OZ bottle which is shipped with each 5 Gallon Pail. Mix only one bottle of tint with each 5 Gallon Clear Nature's Edge. Pour the contents of the tint bottle into a 5 gallon pail Clear Nature's Edge, to mix use a hand power drill with a paint mixing attachment. Mix each pail thoroughly for 2-3 minutes.
WHAT WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NEEDED TO APPLY NATURE'S EDGE?
Nature's Edge Wood Finish can be applied in temperatures ranging from 40 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid applying Nature's Edge in full sun as the product can dry too quickly prior to back brushing. In low temperatures it is important that the wood surface and the water molecules on it are not still froze. Nature's Edge will not penetrate into frozen wood. This wide temperature range significantly extends the application season, which could mean the difference between finishing your home on time and having to wait until the next season. It is very important to apply any wood finish within the manufacturer's recommended temperature range; otherwise, the finish may fail prematurely. After a rain storm wait at least 24 hours for your wood to dry before applying Nature's edge. Do not apply Nature's Edge when rain is expected within 24 hours.
WHAT COVERAGE CAN I EXPECT WITH NATURE'S EDGE?
Nature's Edge Wood Finish will cover at the following coverage rates:
|2nd & 3 rd Coats
CAN NATURE'S EDGE BE USED ON HORIZONTAL SURFACES ?
Yes Nature's Edge is well designed for use on Decks and Rails as well as vertical surfaces.
WHAT CLEAN UP PROCEDURES ARE NEEDED WITH NATURE'S EDGE?
Nature's Edge Wood Finish cleans up with soap and water.
IS NATURE'S EDGE SAFE TO USE?
Yes! Nature's Edge is safe to use according to the manufacturer's directions. When applying this product with an airless sprayer, we recommend that you wear a respirator. Do not inhale aerosolized Nature's Edge mist when applying this product as it can cause damage to your lungs and nasal passages.
IS ANY SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIRED FOR NATURE'S EDGE?
Yes. Nature's Edge should be stored out of direct sunlight and in an area where the product cannot freeze. Nature's Edge is a waterborne product and freezing the water will destroy the ability of Nature's Edge to do its job.
ARE NATURE'S EDGE SAMPLE KITS AVAILABLE?
Yes. Sample kits of Nature's Edge are available at no charge to potential users. Nature's Edge Kit # 1 includes the most popular colors as well as the clear topcoat. The colors included in Kit #1 are Natural, Northern Pinecone, Cowhide Leather, Cedar, Mountain Pinewood, Southern Light Pine, Clear Exterior Topcoat, and Clear Interior Nature's Edge. The colors in Kit #2 include Walnut, Café, California Redwood, Weathered Gray, and Woodlands.
HOW IS NATURE'S EDGE SHIPPED?
Nature's Edge is shipped in D.O.T. approved five gallon plastic pails that are packaged in strong Double wall corrugated cartons. 99% of all our orders are shipped within 24 hours of order receipt via UPS ground.
HOW DO I ORDER NATURE'S EDGE PRODUCTS?