Michem® Wood Coating

Low-VOC Michem® Wood Coating products set the water resistance standard for waterborne deck stains and sealants. Providing great versatility for exterior wood protection, each solution in Michelman’s line of topical wood treatment additives passes the ASTM D-4446 standard for swell resistance.

Michem Wood Coating 70LV and 75

Michem® Wood Coating 70LV is the most hydrophobic of Michelman’s solutions, while Michem® Wood Coating 75 offers outstanding re-coatability for improved wet out. Both Michem® Wood Coating 70LV and Michem® Wood Coating 75 reduce water uptake and provide swell resistance to help control cracking and splintering on exterior wood application such as wood decks and fences.
 
Product Name
Brookfield Viscosity
pH
Recommended pH Range
Michem® Wood Coating 44<5008–10>6
Michem® Wood Coating 50<1008.8–10.3>6
Michem® Wood Coating 70 Low VOC<5008.8–10.3>6
Michem® Wood Coating 75<1008.8–10.3>6

Michem Wood Coating 44

Michem® Wood Coating 44 helps produce wood coatings with excellent weatherability characteristics. This topical wood treatment imparts outstanding water beading, along with improved water and swell resistance for wood decks, fences, and garden sheds. It penetrates deep into wood substrates and is user-friendly. Its superior water-resistant properties improve surface aesthetics and color integrity. Michem® Wood Coating 44 produces a natural surface appearance and is particularly suitable for softwood as well as extending the look and use of outdoor wood furniture.

Water Resistance After One Year of Weathering

Michelman’s Michem® Wood Coating brand was developed to optimize water resistance, and when used as the main components of formulations, both Michem® Wood Coating 70LV and Michem® Wood Coating 44 offered superior performance compared to the industry benchmark for both water resistance and hold-out.

BENCHMARK WATER HOLD-OUT IN MINUTES MICHEM® WOOD COATING 44 MICHEM® WOOD COATING 70LV NATURESHIELD® 31 0 300 600 900 1200 1500

Michem® Wood Coating 44

Key Benefits

  • Increase overall durability
  • Reduces water uptake
  • Enhances mold and fungal growth

Usage

  • As an additive: 1-3%
  • At a larger dosage like a co-binder up to 30%
 

Michem® Wood Coating 70LV and 75

Key Benefits

  • Good weatherability
  • Designed to penetrate into the wood
  • Provides enhanced resistance to swelling
  • Delays mold and fungal growth
  • Nordic and French ecolabel

Usage

  • As a binder, and/or as the main component in a coating formulation: can be combined with an acrylic emulsion
  • As an additive: 1-3%
Product Name
Form Type
Product Solids Type
Emulsifier Charge
Michem® Wood Coating 44EmulsionProprietaryAnionic
Michem® Wood Coating 50EmulsionProprietaryAnionic
Michem® Wood Coating 70 Low VOCEmulsionProprietaryAnionic
Michem® Wood Coating 75EmulsionProprietaryAnionic

Product Name
Product Solids Type
Form Type
swell resistance
water resistance
water repellence
water beading
Michem® Wood Coating 44ProprietaryEmulsion
Michem® Wood Coating 50ProprietaryEmulsion
Michem® Wood Coating 70 Low VOCProprietaryEmulsion
Michem® Wood Coating 75ProprietaryEmulsion