Because Land Ark is not merely a surface dressing, the resulting finish is highly resistant to scuffing and abrasion and is easily repaired simply by rubbing in more finish with an abrasive pad. DO NOT try to apply Land Ark over an already existing finish or stain from another company. It won't penetrate and you won't be happy. The nature of Landark finishes should also prevent problems with air bubbles, lap marks and dust. Apply wet-on-wet coats. Sanding between coats is not necessary; however, wet sanding with any of our products results in a furniture grade finish, as well as buffing in topcoats of either of our wax finishes.
Product Package Sizes: 1 gallon pails, 3.5 gallon pails, 5 gallon pails, 30 gallon steel drums, and 55 gallon steel drums.
Minimum coverage = 300-500 square feet per gallon or 500-700 board feet per gallon (for the first coat; rough sawn materials will tend to absorb more).
Liquid Interior Finish: Use with woodwork of any type. On logs and timbers, fill all checking with the product. Using a wet-on-wet technique, apply only as much finish as the wood will absorb in a day, or buff off excess as needed. May be top coated with more finish, concentrated finishing oil, or liquid wax. Wet sand or power buff for a furniture grade finish. Avoid application in sun or rain. May be thickened with the concentrated finishing oil or liquid wax if desired. Depending on the absorbency of your wood, you may need to use a product with more or less solvent. For instance, on rough sawn or very dry wood, our Concentrated Finishing Oil may offer better penetration than our liquid finish. Be sure to try our product on a smaller test surface first before committing your entire timber frame interior. Application.
Liquid Interior Finish with Mildewcide: Used just like the interior finish, this product reduces mold, mildew, and blue stain. Apply wet-on-wet coats allowing time for complete absorption between coats. Top coat with the liquid wax with mildewcide additive for the best possible protection. This additive is safe and does not discolor the wood. Developed for areas with high humidity or where condensation is a problem, or on a timber frame subject to rain before enclosure. It is also great for use on all woodwork in bathrooms.
Liquid Interior Finish with UVA: Our Interior Finish with a UVA added to help protect your wood from harmful UV rays. Apply wet-on-wet coats allowing time for complete absorption between coats. Top coat with the liquid wax with UVA additive for the best possible protection. This additive is safe and does not discolor the wood. This is useful if you are covering large areas of wood indoors exposed to an expanse of sunlight from large windows. Grays only in exterior application.
Liquid Exterior Finish: We add a chemical mildewcide and UVA (which both have safe environmental profiles) to our basic liquid finish. Before application, on some projects such as a log home, initial treatment with a borate salt solution should be considered for long term protection against mold, insects, and sap stain, giving the finish an optimum foundation, as well as "breaking" any mill glaze. Avoid rain & direct sun and apply 2 to 4 wet-on-wet coats. Re-apply the final coats in 3 to 4 months. Clean wood surface and re-apply in 2 to 5 years, or as needed. Treat both sides and all edges when possible. Can be re-applied without stripping existing finish. Application.
Non-Staining End Sealer/Liquid Wax: A superior non-staining joinery, end grain sealer and buffing wax. Use alone or as a finish coat on any woodwork for added sheen and protection. Also refurbishes dry, dull logs, timbers, or anything made of wood. Apply one of two ways: rub in as a polish and buff dry, or apply, let dry, and polish with a power buffer. This product is excellent for periodic maintenance and cleaning of timber frames. It may be thinned with liquid finish if desired. Mildewcide and UVA additives are available upon request. Liquefies instantly when applied. Application.
Exterior Non-Staining End Sealer/Liquid Wax: Same as the original product but with both the mildewcide and UVA additives for superior protection.
Concentrated Finishing Oil: Originally developed to satisfy air-shipping regulations since it contains only 25% solvent. This product makes a beautiful final coat and works well as a top coat in high moisture areas, countertops, and floors. Sanding between coats is not necessary, however, wet sanding and buffing produces a superb finish. It can also be used on very dry timber as the initial coat for a quicker, deeper hydration. Mildewcide and UVA additives are available upon request.Application.
Exterior Concentrated Finishing Oil: Same as the original product but with both the mildewcide and UVA additives for superior protection.
Pure Citrus Solvent: This is the purest form of citrus turpenes, and it is extracted only from the cold-pressed oil of the orange peel. It is totally biodegradable and fully responsible for the wonderful orange aroma in our products. This is the only solvent used in Landark finishes and is also sold separately for thinning any of our other products, or is also handy for other uses around your home and shop.
High Volume Rotary Hand Pumps for 30 & 55 gallon drums: For our high volume customers who order Landark by the drum, this is the tool for you. We retrofit these heavy duty pumps to work well with all of our finishes (except the wax). This pump is necessary to recirculate the drum of finish, as well as quickly and easily dispensing Landark into any container.
Contains NO petroleum products or metallic drying agents whatsoever! Landark products (without the UVA or Mildewcide) are food safe.
Tung Oil: 100% pure with no additives. Our Tung oil is highest quality, dries harder and is more durable than linseed oil alone. Both oils used are drier-free and slightly heat treated or polymerized. Both Tung and Linseed Oil are FDA approved as food safe. Visit the FDA site.
Special Aged Linseed Oil: This oil is obtained from flaxseed grown in the Red River Valley of the U.S. and Canada. Purified and refined by natural oxidation and blowing, it dries as clear or clearer than tung oil, with none of the characteristic discoloration that is typical of hardware store varieties. No other finishing oil penetrates as deeply into wood.
Beeswax: Only filtered, chemical and bleach-free capping wax is used in Landark products. Beeswax adds visual depth of grain, smoothness, and elastic durability to the finish. Beeswax forms a skim coat that keeps the finish on the wood, slowing the evaporation of the solvent, and thus giving the oils more time for absorption. Food safe.
D-limonene: Food grade and 100% bio-based. This is the purest form of citrus turpenes, and it is extracted only from the cold-pressed oil of the orange peel. It is totally biodegradable and fully responsible for the wonderful orange aroma in our products. This is the only solvent used in Landark finishes and is also sold separately for thinning any of our other products, or is also handy for other uses around your home and shop.
Natural Rosin: Gum rosin extracted from the sap of the pine tree and separated from the turpentine and pine oil. This is the gum rosin found in heart pine, giving the wood its hardness and durability. We use only top grade, crystal free, water white rosin. No synthetic resins are ever used. Natural rosin is also food safe. Visit the FDA site.
UVA: This additive is by request only to be added to any of our products or is found together with the mildewcide in our Exterior Finish. Its broad UV absorbance into wood allows effective protection from harmful UV rays. The UVA we use is the highest quality we could find with a safe environmental profile. Any wood will fade to gray no matter what you put on it, but this additive can help slow that process.
Mildewcide: Additives by request only or are found together in our Exterior Finish. The additive we use is a non-metallic fungicide that offers long-term protection from mildew and fungi. This is the highest quality additive we could find that has a safe environmental profile.
Aniline Dyes and Pigmented Stains: Both are of the highest quality and available pre-mixed in the finish in a line of standard shades. Top coat with non-tinted liquid finish. The aniline dyes are usually used for interior purposes, while the pigmented stains (oxide colors) are used for exterior purposes. Please call when ordering colors. View color charts below:
Combustible; harmful if ingested in large quantities. If swallowed do not induce vomiting. Call Poison Control Center, Chemtrec (1-800-424-9300) or a physician immediately. Drink small amounts of milk. In case of fire, extinguish with foam, CO2, or dry chemicals. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors; use with adequate ventilation; do not heat product; keep away from children, pets, and other animals; use suitable OSHA safety equipment for breathing, skin, and eye contact around organic vapors; wash hands after use. Disposal of applicators and oily rags: Place outside until completely dry before disposal in trash receptacle. Do not try to clean in washing machine or dryer.
Interior Finish: our original liquid finish; can be sprayed on with a pump-up airless sprayer for greater ease in application for large areas. Can be used anywhere, not just inside.
Exterior Finish: is the Interior Finish with both Mildewcide and UVA added for extra protection in the weather. It can also be sprayed on or used anywhere in the home or exterior.
Concentrated Finishing Oil: a richer mix of oils and solids with less solvent; best for hand application only. Can be used anywhere!
Non-Staining End Sealer/Liquid Wax: a great non-staining joinery sealer and end grain sealer for logs. This can also be used as a topcoat for any of our finishes.
Aniline Dyes & Pigmented Stains: available in concentrate for all finishes, except the Hard Wax. See our chart for available colors.
Mildewcide and UVA additives: can be both be added, or individually, to all finishes, except the Hard Wax. These both have safe environmental profiles.
Pure Citrus Solvent: the food grade solvent used in Landark is also sold separately for home use or to thin any of our products. It is also great for clean up of unwanted oils on a variety of surfaces: glass, stone, marble, walls, etc.