As part of our commitment to being an eco-friendly company, we’re proud to offer these finishing products—one is water based and one is oil based.


Vermont Natural Coatings

Vermont Natural Coatings patented PolyWhey® technology has emerged as a new category of wood finish; delivering easy-to-use products that have established the highest performance and environmental standards.

VNC uses whey protein, a byproduct of cheese making, to displace toxic ingredients found in traditional finishes. PolyWhey® furniture finishes are the choice of professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike.


With PolyWhey, you don’t have to choose between a wood finish that is durable, professional grade and green. This is the next generation polyurethane, with established performance and environmental standards at the highest level.

  • Twice the hardness of other finishes

  • Seals and protects against water and chemicals

  • Non-yellowing clear finish enhances wood grain

  • Easy, single product application

  • Fast drying— three coats in a day

  • Water based/soap & water clean up

  • Complies with requirements of Material Resource Credit 4.1

  • Safe for people, pets & the environment

  • Neutral Odor

  • Low VOC


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Rubio Monocoat

Rubio Monocoat Natural Oil Finish is the leading plant-based, environmentally responsible, sustainable, nonpolluting, single-coat, durable wood finish. Rubio Monocoat contains 0% VOC and has no effect on indoor air quality.

Rubio Monocoat does NOT contain:

  • Formaldehyde

  • Ammonia

  • Acetone

  • Solvents

  • Preservatives

  • Odor-masking agents

  • Chemical residuals

  • Heavy metal drying agents:

  • Arsenic

  • Beryllium

  • Chromium

  • Cadmium

  • Nickel

  • Lead

Rubio Monocoat DOES contain:

  • Natural Plant Oils

  • Modified Plant Oils

  • Natural Waxes

  • Modified Natural Waxes

  • Non-aromatic Hydrocarbons – 0% VOC

  • Lead-free Catalytic Dryers

  • Organic Pigments


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