Systems in comparison

Oil and wax-based finishing system

  • Protects the wood from within
  • Does not form a film
  • Forms a protective, microporous surface

Advantages

  • The finish penetrates deeply into wood and protects the surface
  • Enhances the natural wood color
  • Spot repairs can be carried out easily
  • Does not crack, flake or peel
  • Great liquid resistance
  • Easy to maintain
 

Oil-based finishing system

  • Protects the wood from the inside
  • Does not form a film
  • Does not form a protective surface

Advantages of an oil-based finish

  • The oil penetrates deeply into wood and networks with it
  • Enhances the natural wood color
  • Spot repairs can be carried out easily
  • Does not crack, flake, or peel

Disadvantages of an oil-based finish

  • Insufficient liquid resistance
  • Time-consuming maintenance
 

Lacquer and water-based finishing system

  • Protects the wood from the outside
  • Forms a film
  • Forms a thick layer

Advantages of a water-based finish

  • Good liquid resistance
  • Protects against wear
  • Easy maintenance

Disadvantages of a water-based finish

  • Renovation is only possible after sanding
  • Spot repairs are not possible
  • The finish cracks, flakes and peels
 
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Systems in comparison