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Product of the month: Resene Aquaclear

12 Feb 2024

Are you looking to protect and elevate timber surfaces? Resene Aquaclear is the perfect way to protect timber while leaving a beautiful gloss, semi-gloss or satin finish. While Resene Aquaclear was first created to protect timber walls and joinery, it is also popular as a protective clear finish on other interior surfaces and projects including Strandboard, cork, desks and other furniture.

Resene Aquaclear is the perfect finishing touch over the extensive range of Resene’s Colorwood stains which adds richness and depth to timber while maintaining its natural grain. One of the benefits of Resene Aquaclear is its easy recoating. For best protection, on most projects 3-4 coats of Resene Aquaclear are required. 

Resene Aquaclear is an Eco Choice approved waterborne alternative to turps thinned oil-modified urethanes. With it’s very low odour and low VOCs, It can be applied with less disruption to occupants who might find the stronger odour and VOCs of traditional finishes distracting or uncomfortable.

In this office space, all exposed timber surfaces and strandboard are coated in Resene Aquaclear to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Design by Sarah Langford from Interior Creative, image by Jason Mann.

Before applying Resene Aquaclear, you should always prepare the surface and ensure it is clean, dry and free from dirt and dust. For the application of satin, semi-gloss and gloss surfaces, a speed brush is recommended or you can brush or spray it.

This living, dining and kitchen has modern touches with added old-world charm from original timber flooring coated in Resene Aquaclear. The dark timber ceiling is stained in Resene Colorwood Dark Rimu with walls and trims painted in Resene Milk White. Design and image by Russell Allen.

Resene Aquaclear is a true clear coat and doesn’t have the amber hue traditional finishes have. If you’re looking for a ‘barely there’ look, try the Natural variant. It has a very low sheen level and is designed to give a natural finish on interior timber walls and ceilings.

Visit your nearest Resene ColorShop or contact your Resene representative for more information or to view samples.  Or purchase Resene Aquaclear online.

Published: 12 Feb 2024