What are the renewable resources in General Finishes Products?
Renewable resources are a recent, eco-friendly advancement in the paint and coatings industry.
They are comprised of plant proteins such as corn; as well as conventional and innovative oils derived from plants such as Euphorbia lagascae, Vernonia galamensis from the sunflower family, and Calendula officinalis, aka marigold.
General Finishes products formulated with renewable resources meet the standard of excellence you have come to expect - including adhesion, coverage, colour and durability - with all benefits of water finishes.
GF coatings made with Renewable Resources are: Enduro-Var II, Milk Paint, Water Based Wood Stain, Exterior 450 Stain and Wood Turner's Finish. Look for the green icon!
Exterior 450 provides a clear drying tough, protective finish that will withstand the rigours of the sun, rain, and wind. It is suitable for vertical surfaces such as fences, patio furniture, garage doors, entrance doors, outdoor kitchens and interior windows. It is not recommended as a deck finish. Fortified with UV absorbers to stabilise the finish, Exterior 450's built-in mildewcide retards mould and mildew growth. Tough and flexible, it will resist the expansion and contraction of the wood through hot summers and cold winter. Exterior 450 performs well as a clear coat or as an optional topcoat over General Finishes Milk Paint. It can also be used as a tint base to create custom colours. Warning: We do not recommend Exterior 450 stains or topcoats for exotic woods Ipe, Teak, or other dense oily woods that will get exposure.