Boost Coating Durability & Water Resistance
According to Michelman, its Michem Lube 190  is an anionic polyethylene wax emulsion additive that significantly improves the mar and scratch resistance, and water repellency of architectural and decorative paints, stains, sealants and various other interior and exterior coatings. It’s commonly used in exterior wood coatings when abrasion resistance and water beading are required, and can provide blocking resistance as well. This low-VOC surface modifier can additionally be used in rub-resistant, high-gloss overprint varnishes and topcoats when water sensitivity is critical. Michelman claims that it produces good results at 5 percent in styrenated acrylics from 200 to 500 strokes.