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Yes, that's right, Heritage Natural Finishes aren't just for wood any more! It turns out that our finishes produce a beautiful and rugged surface on earth work! First, build up coats with our Natural Earth Finish, then top coat with our Liquid Wax End Sealer. We've had several leading natural builders use and test our finishes on their cob, plasters and earthen floors and with great results. One such green builder, Sukita Crimmel from Portland, Oregon has produced gorgeous floors with our stuff. Our finishes work hand in hand with Sukita's new earthen floor pre-mixed system called Claylin. You can order our Earth Finish and Liquid Wax from her as well. Here's what she says about working with earth floors:

"Earthen floors are laid as a wet mix of clay rich soil, sand and fiber. After drying, these raw floors are sealed with many layers of linseed oils mixed with thinner and then finished with a wax or resin. The Natural Earth Finish from Heritage Finishes works great for me. It already has citrus thinner in it, which I absolutely prefer. I apply many layers, until the floor is full and then let it dry for about a week. I then use Liquid Wax End Sealer, applying with a buffer...beautiful! I have also been playing around with the pigmented oils; they color the basic brown floor nicely.” -Sukita Crimmel, From These Hands, LLC

How to calculate how much oil and wax you'll need to finish your floor (according to Sukita Crimmel). For more information on how to apply and how much oil to use, visit the Claylin website.

- For 4 coats of Earth Finish: Multiply 0.023 by the total square feet of earthen floor you want to cover, this will give you how many gallons you need.

- For 6 coats of Earth Finish: Multiply 0.029 by the total square feet of earthen floor you want to cover, this will give you how many gallons you need.

- For 1 top coat of Liquid Wax: Multiply 0.002 by the total square feet of earthen floor you want to cover, this will give you how many gallons you need.

Clean Up:
For spills, over spray, or to clean up brushes, use our Pure Citrus Solvent or other solvent (Turpentine, Mineral Spirits, etc.).

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Earth Finish sample
Price: $10.00

4 oz. glass bottle of Earth Finish. Note on shipping: These will ship via USPS for much less then the FedEx Ground quote here!
Earth Finish - 1 quart
Price: $36.00

Packaged in a one quart, clear glass round jar with wide-mouth metal screw-top lid.
Earth Finish - 1 Gallon
Price: $78.00

The finish comes in a one-gallon epoxy lined metal paint-style can.
Earth Finish - 3 Gallon
Price: $225.00
New Price: $180.00
You save $45.00!

Packaged in a 3 gallon steel pail with a pour spout top. $75/gallon.
Earth Finish - 5 Gallon
Price: $360.00

Packaged in a heavy duty 5 gallon, epoxy phenolic lined steel pail with a pour spout top in the lid.
Heritage Earth Finish - 55 Gallon Drum
Price: $3,190.00

Product is packaged in a 55 gallon steel phenolic lined drum with two standard bung openings (works out to $58/gallon). We ships drum orders with a Freight carrier and will have to get back to you with an accurate rate quote. The rate quote shown on this site will give you a very high rate with FedEx Ground. Just click it anyway and we will adjust the price down once we get the correct shipping rate for you and contact you with the real cost.
Photo credit: Floor and photo by Sukita Crimmel, From These Hands, LLC. Portland, OR. Used with permission.