Buying waterborne stain: the 5 key considerations

Buying waterborne stain: the 5 key considerations

Are you looking to buy waterborne stain but don’t know where to start? In this article, we’ll discuss five key considerations when purchasing waterborne stain, so you won’t be caught off guard.

1. Quality of the Water-Based Stain

When buying waterborne stain, it’s important to pay attention to the pigmentation and consistency of the product. A high-quality waterborne stain has even pigmentation and good consistency that is easy to apply.

2. Application, consumption, and drying time

When buying waterborne stain, it’s useful to know which application methods are suitable for the product. Waterborne stains can be applied with spray equipment or a flat brush. It’s important to note that the practical yield for spray application is lower than when applying with a brush.

The drying time of the waterborne stain is also an important factor in your work processes. This indicates how long it takes before another process can take place, such as varnishing, sanding, and/or applying a second coat.

Note: Avoid artificial drying, as this may cause color differences.

3. Safety regulations

Working with waterborne stain is safer than working with stains based on high concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). However, it’s still important to follow recommended safety regulations and protective measures, such as wearing gloves and working in well-ventilated workspaces.

4. Color variation

Waterborne stain is available in a wide range of colors. Check if the desired color is available as a standard color and if it matches your expectations. Custom-made colors are usually also possible.

5. Maintenance

A high-quality water-based stain requires relatively little maintenance. Check the instructions on the relevant product data sheets for information on maintaining and (if necessary) reapplying the stain.

Discover Soen’s Water-Based Stains

Based on the considerations above, you can make an informed decision when buying waterborne stain. This ensures you get a type of waterborne stain that meets your specific needs. Our product specialists are happy to assist you in this regard!

Did you know that Soen’s waterborne stains (part of the Korthals Group) are available in all colors from E-10 to E-80 as standard?

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Publication date: 2024-03-15
Category: News

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