Finishes and Stains

Worth a photo-finish

A picture is worth a thousand words and our products help you create a photo-worthy finish.  We test many combinations until we find the blend that, while easy to use, also yields beautiful results.  Glossy, satin or matte - we strive to deliver the perfect finish time after time.

Ashland offers a wide range of quality products for use in waterborne stains and finishes for wood that improve allure, enhance processing or usability, or improve efficacy. These products include Drewplus™ foam control agents, Dextrol™ and Strodex™ wetting and flow agents, Drewslip™ surface modifiers and Aquaflow™ rheology modifiers.

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Drewplus™ foam control agents (FCA) provide a complete range of defoamers for architectural and industrial coatings as well as many other industrial applications. The Drewplus FCA product line includes technologies based on EBS wax, mineral oil, polysiloxane (silicone oils) and surfactant systems. They effectively control both process and application foam in latex paint systems and offer unique technologies including quick bubble break for ...

Drewplus™ foam control agent

Aquaflow™ XLS nonionic synthetic associative thickeners (NSATs) represent breakthrough, second-generation liquid rheology modifiers for water-based paints and coatings. XLS stands for "eXceptional Leveling and Sag resistance" and the breakthrough is hard-to-achieve balance of sag-resistance with the superior leveling of characteristic NSAT thickeners. In all waterborne latex paints, Aquaflow XLS offers painters a virtually drip-free applica...

Aquaflow™ XLS nonionic synthetic associative thickeners

Aquaflow™ nonionic synthetic associative thickeners are efficient thickeners for high-performance waterborne paints and coatings. These easy-to-handle liquids build rheology in paints and coatings through self-association and interaction with other ingredients.  Aquaflow rheology modifiers are based on hydrophobically-modified polyacetal-polyether (HM-PAPE) chemistry and are designed to function as a drop-in replacement for urethane-ty...

Aquaflow™ ionic synthetic associative thickeners

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