testing to see which is the most durable waterbased satinwood on the market

The Most Durable Water-Based Satinwood

By Daniel Wilson

 

I see a lot of talk about which is the best water-based satinwood on the market, but one of the biggest problems with water-based paint is the lack of durability compared to its oil-based counterpart. So, I thought I’d test to see which is the most durable water-based satinwood on the market. I used 6 of the most popular water-based satinwoods for this test, this is how I got on.

This test was performed on a new piece of wood, primed with a standard water-based primer/undercoat. Each satin I tested had two full coats and was allowed to cure for 21 days. They all passed the scratch test with ease, but I wanted to test stains.So I put them up against black coffee, ketchup, lipstick, grease, non-permanent marker, shoe polish, black rubber stopper to simulate boot marks and Sharpie.

Cleaning was with a wet sponge, or cloth, on occasion white spirit had to be used.

 

 

Johnstone’s Aqua Guard

I was really looking forward to testing this as I had heard good reviews. They do recommend the use of Johnstone’s Aqua primer, however I wanted to use the same primer for each satin, so I didn’t bother.

Cleaning Johnstone’s Aqua guard was very easy with a wet sponge, coffee, lipstick, ketchup, grease, and non-permanent pen all wiped away without issue. A damp cloth was only required for the black rubber and shoe polish.

Permanent pen had to be scrubbed with the green scouring pad and white spirit, but this did not affect the paint finish.

 

 

Teknos Futura

Along with Scuff x, this has the price tag and reputation to do well and it didn’t disappoint.

Cleaning the Teknos was very easy with a wet sponge. Coffee, lipstick, ketchup, grease, and non-permanent pen all wiped away with ease. A damp cloth was only required for the black rubber and shoe polish.

Permanent pen had to be scrubbed with the green scouring pad and white spirit, but this did not affect the paint finish.

You can find more information on Teknos here

 

Benjamin More Scuff X

Scruff x has the biggest and best reputation of them all. Maybe because it has been around for a while. Again, it didn’t disappoint but I was surprised it didn’t do better.

Cleaning the scruff x was very easy with a wet sponge, coffee, lipstick, ketchup, grease all wiped away.

However, the non-permanent pen after wiping away left a pink mark!! A damp cloth was then required with slight pressure to make it clear. Black rubber and shoe polish were also cleaned with a cloth.

Permanent pen had to be scrubbed with the green scouring pad and white spirit, but this did not affect the paint finish.

Benjamin Morre is available here

 

Bedec (same price bracket as Intact 40 and Andura)

Cleaning Bedec was very easy with a wet sponge, coffee, lipstick, ketchup, grease all wiped away.

However, the non-permanent pen was very difficult to remove. A damp cloth was then required with a lot of pressure but to get it 100% clean, white spirit had to be used. This was the same for black rubber and shoe polish.

Permanent pen had to be scrubbed with the green scouring pad and white spirit. Slight paint residue did come off on the sponge.

 

Andura Titanium One (same price bracket as intact 40 and Bedec)

Cleaning Andura was difficult, only coffee had passed the test with ease.

lipstick, ketchup, grease, non-permanent pen was very difficult to remove. White spirit was required to make it fully clean.

Permanent pen had to be scrubbed with the green scouring pad and white spirit. Paint residue did come on the sponge.

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Tikkurila Intact 40

Intact 40 is also a new product and has many mixed reviews.  The price however, is a lot cheaper than it’s competition so I was keen to test it.

Cleaning intact 40 was very easy with a wet sponge. Coffee, lipstick, ketchup, grease all wiped away.

However, after wiping away the non-permanent pen I was left left a pink mark. A damp cloth was then required with pressure to make it clear. Black rubber and shoe polish were also cleaned with a cloth. Permanent pen had to be scrubbed with the green scouring pad and white spirit, but this did not affect the paint finish.

 

Results – Which is the Most Durable Water-Based Satinwood

Well based on how easily each water-based satin was to clean

In joint 1st is Johnstone’s Aqua Guard with Teknos Futura. They both passed the test with ease. Although you could argue Aqua guard is cheaper, but if you use the primer/undercoat recommended then the price evens out.

2nd is Benjamin More Scuff x only because some if the cleaning needed more pressure than Aqua and Teknos Futura. I was a bit surprised to be honest. I was expecting this product to shine over the others.

3rd Tikkurila Intact, cleaning required more pressure than Aqua, Teknos and Scuff x.

4th Bedec, cleaned well on some stains, but others required spirit.

5th Andura, sadly failed on mainly all stains. Marked very easy.

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