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I have a customer in Southern Calif. that is having a Black Walnut bar top made and needs a durable finish in a restaurant, bar enviroment. Suggestions please.
2K Poly or Polyester.
Is it possible to get these products for southern calif.? I use ML Campbell products, do you have a preference? Last thing i noticed the MSD sheets make the product look extremely hazardous, what application or precautions do you take. Tried to find info but it is a little lacking. Thanks for any info. Scott
I use MLC Polarion. Kalifornia may not allow you to use it.
for california emissions standards i would probably suggest using a 2k waterborn polyurethane. I know Mohawk makes one that has a good reputations, as does Chemcaft.
I have a personal preference for solvent borne 2k's, but i've heard good things about the waterbornes.
Also, with an oily wood like black walnut in such a harsh enviroment, you should use an isolante barrier coat to prevent adhesion issues to the wood. Sivam coatings and chemcraft both make a great one.
Another option I forgot about is using a UV cure finish.
They tend to offer above average durability, with a lot of them being of the zero VOC variety. You'll just need to find a local shop who can finish them for you, unless you want to shell out for the system.
Walnut is not an oily wood and you should not have to do anything out of the ordinary to finish it, nor should you need a barrier coat of anything.
Wood for the bar top is an excellent solution to bringing a good vibe to the space. Which type of lacquer would you recommend on a cherry oak finish?
you may need to check with your state health department, we did a notty pine bar top and we put conversion varish on it and the health department made us refinish it with a two part resin finish. The reasoning was that the wood was porous and would hold bacteria. However I have done many wood bar tops are over the south east and never had this issue before or since. It might just have been this one inspector.