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UV cure finish needed9/7
My client has a restaurant with solid wood tables that need a new finish. He closes at 10pm and opens at 9am.
I need to buy a very tough finish and uv light. I have never done this before. Looking for product and advice. Where to buy, directions, advice, ect.
Thanks for the help !!
You don't necessarily need a UV curing finish. A 2K Polyurethane finish is incredibly durable. If you use a polyester sealer, under the 2K topcoat, you're getting arguable the most durable finish avaliable.
For a traditional 2K Poly you can get them from Mohawk, ML Campbell, Chemcraft etc..
The only one that I know of which has the polyester finish is Chemcraft.
Most businesses are closed for at least 1 full day a week. That gives you plenty of time to do a good job. I wouldn't trust the long term durability of uv cure vs 2k
Sherwin Williams has a UV line and most large manufacturers do as well. Not sure where in the country you are, Camger Coatings sells UV they can also add a UV additive to some coatings like polyester to make them UV. It is a steep learning curve, the equipment is expensive but in the long run it's worth it. Don't even try the little hand held UV lights, get a full sized production unit even if you don't have an automated finish line.
I'm curious, how much per gallon on average is a UV lacquer? Also do you know what you ballpark costs per sf is using this system?