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Steve Maskery

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Yesterday I went to visit a Windsor Chair maker. Some really nice stuff (Shaker too). Everything has a really nice finish, just the right amount of sheen.
I asked about the finish. It's a spray alcohol - based finish called Enviromax from a company called Campbell. Low VOCs, quick-drying, high build.
Campbel's website suggests that there is no UK distributor. Does anyone know what would be an equivalent product in the UK?
 

Steve Maskery

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Thank you T, but I think you'll find that that is not low VOCs, it's cellulose based. The Enviromax stuff cleans up with meths.
 

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Surely that Enviromax stuff is cellulose-based? It can't really be anything else if it's pre-cat lacquer unless there's some weird Americanisms going on.
 

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The linked EnviroMax is not low VOC. Top 3 ingredients are all VOCs, comprising about 50% of the mixture. It's also not a meths cleanup - the PDS says it's standard thinners cleanup, which makes sense for a cellulose laquer (which it is; fourth ingredient is cellulose nitrate).
 

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Thank you all. I guess the lady in the workshop is mistaken, either about the product they use or its eco - friendliness.
 
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