General Finishes is proud and honored to be featured in the August 2015 issue of Woodworker's Journal. Michael Dresdner, a nationally known finishing expert, highlights the advantagous of GF water based products in his article (below) titled "Water Based Coatings".
"Water-based coatings are becoming more popular, and there are good reasons why. Manufacturers have kept what was good but fixed a host of old problems.
Clear water-based finishes have been around since 1980, but lately they've been gaining converts, with some 50% of woodworkers saying they now use them.
Why the change? To be honest, when water-based clear lacquers and polyurethanes first came on the market, they had lots of problems. Many of those issues have now been solved, and some new finish options have been added, making water-based a much more enticing alternative. Let's look at what's changed, what's the same, and the best ways to apply them. We'll also look in on some of the newer offerings in the field.