Minwax Introduces New Low-VOC Formulations

Minwax has expanded its line of low-VOC finishes with new formulations of the company’s polyurethane for floors and spar urethane.  Minwax Super Fast-Drying Polyurethane for Floors, with a VOC level of 350, is an easy-to-use option for finishing hardwood floors. It is a clear, oil-based finish that requires no sanding between coats, offering a recoat time of six to eight hours, reportedly faster than any other available 350 VOC polyurethane. It is available in Gloss, Semi-Gloss, and Satin finishes and features an anti-settling formula that provides a smooth, even sheen.  The company’s water-based Helmsman Spar Urethane, with a VOC level of 275, can be used on doors, windows, trim, countertops, bathroom cabinets, and outdoor furniture. It is designed to form a protective barrier against rain, moisture and sunlight. Ultraviolet absorbers reduce the graying and fading effects of the sun, while the water-based formula results in low odor and easy soap and water cleanup.A crystal-clear topcoat, it can be applied to a range of wood applications. Available in Gloss, Semi-Gloss and Satin sheens, it can be applied to  areas that are exposed to moisture, splashed water, and temperature changes, such as windows, trim, bathroom cabinets, bar tops and kitchen countertops.   www.minwax.com