Satori Lifestyle Finish
Satori Japanese Wall Finishes are not washable or "scrubbable", but can be cleaned by dusting, patched or repaired. We offer the Satori Lifestyle Finish in the U.S. market for those wanting a stain resistant surface which can be cleaned with a mild soap and water. We still do not recommend the finishes be applied in areas which will be repeatedly exposed to water and other heavy staining areas such as showers, sinks and directly over a stove for instance.
The Satori Lifestyle Finish is a low VOC (12 g/l) urethane coating which can be brushed over all of the Satori finishes and additives. The coating will make the finishes water and stain resistant, more durable and washable with a mild soap. Some additives may be slightly exposed through the finish and although the Lifestyle Finish can improve the durability of exposed additives, extra care should be taken while cleaning these areas.
Please carefully read the application manual for Satori Lifestyle Finish before applying and be sure to look at samples from the Lifestyle Sample Binder and create your own samples to observe any changes in the appearance of your selected Lifestyle Finish. The Elements and Universe series of finishes are minimally effected in appearance after the Lifestyle Finish has been applied according to instructions. However, the Harmony series of wall coatings experiences a change in color, usually darker, as well as some shine in the final result which can take up to 7 days as the urethane coating fully cures. We recommend the Harmony custom sealer EBW-WN, which is used only for Harmony finishes, be used so that the natural matte look of the products is maintained.
Also, the Harmony series ability to absorb and break down formaldehyde is compromised by the application of Satori Lifestyle Finish or EBW-WN and if this feature is desired, sealers should not be applied. Another choice may be to apply SLF or EBW-WN on Harmony KRM for walls only and not on Harmony KRT for ceilings. Also, note that EBW-WN sealer, when used with Harmony product, will result in a natural matte finish like the samples, however, the colors will be lighter, but may be adjusted. Contact us for more information.
The Satori Lifestyle Finish or EBW-WN for Harmony finishes are great for stain, water resistance and washability!