actually both AwlGrip and Interlux are Akzo Nobel. Looks, from this review, that like AwlGrip paints, prep is key
"Comments about Awlgrip Awlwood MA Clear Gloss:
Use alcohol in prepping -poisons the material
Use oxalic acid to bleach the wood -poisons the material
Apply under very low humid conditions-will impede dry times i.e. never dry
Use good quality brushes
-brushes can not be cleaned and will be 'throw-away'
Use any containers that are solvent sensitive -if in doubt use tall glass or tall metal containers. wide flat containers will shorten pot life.
Don't "worry" material by continual brush strokes, apply and tip off
Apply only on stripped bare teak, mahogany etc.
Rag on primer, one cannot get even application w a brush of any type. I used a sock on three fingers over a nitrile glove
Tape tightly to teak for prime coat and retape with small border beyond teak for gloss coats, otherwise primer color is visible on gelcoat
Yellow primer typical for Teak, red for Mahogany. Primer really adds contrast and wood grain contrast.
Read product datasheets carefully and follow
of Image (DOI) is amazing
Was able to do six complete coats in two days on hot humid days on the Chesapeake. Sanding
after prime and coat three.
Clear gloss is clear! with no hue or tint thus tinted primer gives hue
Used foam brushes
"not for use for w shellac and lacquer" they swelled after 20 min. and I just tossed it and used another. Ideally one should use solvent resistant foam brushes.
If this product becomes known, the pro varnish 'gurus' commanding big money
should be very worried.
of morning dew on Awlwood after day 1 (three coats)
Very tolerant of changing environmental conditions.
Post cure the material is very stretchy so believe that with primer it will really stick to scarf joints and not fail from wood side due to expansion.
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend"