WHAT ARE HERITAGE NATURAL FINISHES (formerly Land Ark Natural Wood Finishes)?
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Our finishes are a premium penetrating oil finish handcrafted in small
batches with the highest quality, all natural ingredients from
sustainable resources. Heritage Natural Finishes are made without the use of
toxic heavy metal dryers, chemical processing, petroleum distillates or
bleaching. All of our products are biodegradable, non-ozone depleting,
and are listed in several leading green building material publications
and can be used on large timbers, logs, T&G, cabinets, doors and
developed for the unique finishing requirements of large timbers and
logs, Land Ark produces a superior, natural and easily repaired finish
on any woodwork, enhancing the patina and grain pattern of the species
to which it is applied. Because it contains no drying agents of any
kind, Land Ark may be left on the wood surfaces for extended times,
from a hour to overnight without gumming or hardening, thus greatly
enhancing absorption into the wood. Our natural oil finish continues to
wick deeper into the fibers, grain, and checks long after the surface
Heritage Natural Finishes, LLC (formerly Land Ark Northwest, LLC) is a small company that is fully committed to providing the highest quality products that are both
safe for the environment, the people applying it, and especially those
living with it in their home. Heritage oil finishes are not only great for all types
of woodwork, earthen floors, concrete and more, but it is pleasant to use. No harsh, toxic fumes normally
associated with wood finishing! Just that famous orange smell we're known for! We also
try to go out of our way to make sure you're getting the best for your
wood. Next to making
great wood and earth finishes, we want to provide excellent technical support for you and get your orders out quick! Reliable customer service is very important to us.
ALL THE PLACES YOU CAN USE HERITAGE NATURAL FINISHES
(we keep adding to the list, so check it often!)
- Tongue & Groove
- Interior solid wood paneling
- Wonderful on any wood furniture (not ideal on vaneers!)
- Wood Siding (folks in Arizona say it saves their vinyl siding as well!)
- Cabinets or Shelving
- Counter-tops (wood, concrete, and earth)
- Floors (a bit tricky to do though)
- Wood tool handles
- Any farm equipment with wood (some says it's great on leather too!)
- Fences and fence posts
- Greenhouse or garden beds
- Kids wooden play sets or any wooden toys
- Boats (with many coats)
- Earthen Floors
- Cob work
- Raw, unpolished marble
- And so much more... have any new interesting uses? Let us know!
We disclose ALL ingredients that we use. Heritage Natural Finishes contain NO
petroleum products, or metallic drying agents whatsoever! We use only
the highest quality ingredients from the most sustainable sources
possible. What you see here is what you get. If you have any questions, you can always call us!
Tung Oil: 100%
pure with no additives. This is the highest quality tung oil available;
drying harder and forming a more durable finish than linseed oil alone.
Both oils are dryer-free and slightly heat-treated (polymerized).
Special Aged Linseed Oil: Obtained
from flax grown in the Red River Valley of the U.S. and Canada. It is
purified and refined by natural oxidation and blowing, and dries as
clear or clearer than tung oil, with none of the characteristic
discoloration that is typical of hardware store varieties. No other
finishing oil penetrates as deeply into wood.
Only filtered, chemical and bleach-free white beeswax wax is used.
Beeswax adds visual depth of grain, smoothness, and elastic durability.
Beeswax forms a skim coat that keeps the finish on the wood, slowing
the evaporation of the solvent, which gives the oils more time for
Pure Citrus Solvent: Food
grade; the purest form of citrus turpenes (solvent), extracted from
cold-pressed orange peel oil. This is the only solvent used in Land
Ark, and is also sold separately for thinning product or cleaning up.
Pure Citrus Solvent is a safer alternative to mineral spirits, and
other harsh solvents and can be used the same way.
Gum rosin extracted from pine sap and separated from the turpentine.
This is the gum rosin found in heart pine, giving the wood its hardness
and durability. We use only top grade, crystal-free, water-white rosin.
No synthetic resins are used.
- Original Finish: our
'original liquid finish'; can be sprayed on with a pump-up airless
sprayer for greater ease in application for large areas or on wood
where a more quick absorption is desired. Suitable for use anywhere,
not just inside.
- Exterior Finish: is the Original Finish with both UVA
and mildewcide added for extra protection in the weather.
- Concentrated Finishing Oil: a
richer mix of oils and solids with less solvent; best for hand
application only. Can be used anywhere, but especially beautiful and
rich on furniture and reclaimed wood, earthen floors and concrete.
- Natural Earth Finish: A rich and deeply penetrating all-natural finish for earth. Use for a hard and lasting finish on earthen floors or cob work.
- Liquid Wax End Sealer: a
great non-staining joinery sealer and end grain sealer for logs or
timbers, but also makes a beautiful buffing wax over the top of any of
our other finishes. This is especially beautiful as a top coat for earthen floors and any counter tops wood or concrete, window sills, tables, etc.