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Curing Alkyd Coating - Synteko Classic

Synteko Classic CoatingSynteko Classic is a fast-drying, two-part, acid-curing hardwood floor finish for interior use based on alkyd resins in a solvent mixture. This finish has an amber colour, enhancing natural wood colours. Synteko Classic delivers an extremely durable, long lasting beautiful finish.  It is suitable for residential and commercial timber floors. Synteko Classic is self-sealing and its excellent workability and fast drying time provide the benefit of one-day application. It is available in Matte, Satin, Gloss.

While it is a solvent- based product, the VOC levels are below the strict EU standards. It is also classified as a “conversion varnish”, meaning that unlike other solvent-based products (polyurethanes) it cannot be “re-activated” when attacked by strong solvents. Once this product is cured, it’s hardness cannot be compromised. This gives Synteko Classic excellent chemical resistance compared to other film-build coatings.

With excellent adhesion this coating can withstand the common pitfalls of many modern, exotic timbers- namely oils, saps and other contaminants which can compromise the adhesion of most  coatings. For extremely oily timbers, a specialist primer is available.

However, probably the most appealing aspect of Synteko Classic, as testified by it’s many users, is the appearance. As well as being a non-yellowing coating (unlike solvent-based polyurethanes) it is not statically charged during the drying process, therefore it does not attract airborne dust. The result is a silky-smooth appearance which only pre-finished floors can match.

For the architect, specifier or builder, the most relevant benefits of Synteko Classic are:

  • Fast drying, two-coat system, less contractor downtime
  • High chemical resistance
  • Near flawless natural appearance and texture
  • High resistance to rejection from the timber surface
  • Lowest VOC for durable, solvent based coatings

Solvent Based Polyurethane Coatings


Exclusive to Lagler is this unique range of solvent-based polyurethane. The HANDLEYS range is extremely economical in price, yet has a unique quality edge. HANDLEYS have a range including fast sealer,, 44, 45 and 60% solids gloss,  Lo-Sheen and Satin, in 20L containers. The subdued gloss range has a well-established reputation for consistency of results, no matter what the environmental conditions. Furthermore, the subdued-gloss products have a higher solids level than rival products, meaning  it can be used at any stage of the coating system. For example, oily timbers can be coated first with the Lo-Sheen to trap harmful contaminants, and the gloss products applied on top, flowing easily with a low surface tension. It has been extensively used across the Tasman for many years, produced by a family-owned business with a high customer-service ethic.

Handley coatings

Summary of Benefits of Solvent-Based Polyurethane

  • High gloss
  • High durability
  • High chemical adhesion
  • Low cost

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