CLEVELAND, OH – With the introduction of two stain solutions from Sherwin Williams, OEMs and other wood finishers who need to reduce or eliminate emissions in their finishing operations no longer have to compromise application and appearance expectations. The company will introduce Sher-Wood® WB-S spray stain and Sher-Wood® WB-W wiping stain through its Product Finishes Division at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) Fair in Las Vegas, July 24-27. Both stains are formulated with raw materials that are reported to contain no VOCs, and have theoretical emitted (calculated) VOCs of 0.0 lb/gal and 0.02 lb/gal respectively.

The new stain solutions provide attractive alternatives for wood finishers in markets such as kitchen cabinets, furniture and wood building products who must meet strict VOC requirements or who wish to reduce VOCs in their wood finishing operations with no loss of product performance. Both stains are available in a wide variety of colors and work well with most topcoats.

Sher-Wood® WB-S is a water-based spray stain that offers a uniform appearance with minimal to no grain raise and quality touch-up characteristics. The system also minimizes color variance when using solid wood and veneer on the same part.

Sher-Wood® WB-W is a water-based wiping stain that provides excellent clarity and a uniform appearance with minimal to no grain raise. Water clean-up for this low-odor stain is fast and easy.

“VOC content limits continue to be lowered in many areas of North America, and finishers require new options to traditional stains” said Bill Fiorillo, Global Market Director, Kitchen Cabinets and Furniture, Sherwin-Williams. “We developed Sher-Wood® WB-S and Sher-Wood® WB-W to not only address emissions limits but provide the high quality look that our customers expect when using our products. This is yet another way Sherwin-Williams is helping OEMs and wood finishers meet their sustainability and environmental goals.”

The introduction of Sher-Wood® WB-S and Sher-Wood® WB-W stains at AWFS 2013 complements the previously-announced AWFS introduction of four additional formaldehyde free finishes by Sherwin-Williams -- Sher-Wood® F3 Hi-Bild PreCat White Lacquer, Sher-Wood® F3 Kemvar® Plus Conversion Varnish, Sher-Wood® F3 Kemvar® Plus Surfacer, and Sher-Wood® F3 PreCat Primer/Surfacer. 

About the Product Finishes Division of Sherwin-Williams

The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW), through its Product Finishes Division, is an industrial coatings leader that delivers local finishing solutions on a global scale to OEMs and tier suppliers. Comprised of coatings professionals dedicated to providing unparalleled customer support, Sherwin-Williams brings value to the finishing process through solutions like on-site technical assistance, customized products, color and design services, and process improvement expertise. With innovative liquid and powder coating technologies to protect wood, metal and plastic, as well as finishing equipment and supplies needed for coatings application, Sherwin-Williams utilizes an infrastructure spanning six continents to provide better finishing solutions for manufacturers. For a Better Finish. Ask Sherwin-Williams™. oem.sherwin.com

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