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Safe and sound:

All of our tung oil based products have been thoroughly tested and have met or exceed EU REACH (https://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/understanding-reach) and US CPSIA (https://www.cpsc.gov/Regulations-Laws–Standards/Statutes/The-Consumer-Product-Safety-Improvement-Act) requirements for safety and non-toxicity. We pledge never to use toxic metals and their compounds in any of our products.

Are L.Co tung oil based products considered food safe?

When fully cured all of our products are considered non-toxic and food safe. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in the US does not provide certification for food safety testing. However they do provide a list of all of the ingredients in coatings that are considered food safe. As such, all of the solid portions of our products (the parts which stay on the surface of the wood after curing) are approved food safe as determined by the FDA:
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=175.300

Some of our products contain isoparaffin, a safe, odorless, mineral oil-type solvent which is manufactured for cosmetic use and a very small amount of safe drying agents. These solvents wiull evaporate from the surface after the wood is fully cured. Always ensure adequate ventilation and care when finishing in small spaces. Always dispose of used rags carefully and responsibly to avoid fires. L.Co uses tung oil in all of our products which could be sensitive to those with nut allergies.

L.Co provides our laboratory test technical reports to all of our customers:

Canada total lead content in surface coating, FDA Resinous And Polymeric Coatings, EN71-3:2013 Heavy metals +A1:2014

CPSIA Total lead content in surface coating, CPSIA Phthalates Content, EC No.1907/2006 173 SVHC

ASTM G 154, UV Exposure

Letter of Guaranty
USA Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Requirements CFR 21CFR Sec. 175.300 – Resinous and polymeric coatings

Care and maintenance:

L.Co tung oil and wax plant based wood finishes are the easiest finishes to care for and maintain. With only simple cleaning products you can care for your beautiful finish for years to come. Maintenance on an oil-based finish is extremely easy and effortless. Let’s take a look at some cleaning options and maintenance tips.

Soap, vinegar, and water.

The best cleaners are as simple as that. A gentle hand soap diluted in warm water will remove dirt and buildup and keep your finish like new. Alternatively, you could use a mixture of 1 ounce of white vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water. Both cleaning options are safe for your L.Co finish.

Use L.Co HardWax Oil & Polish.

Most wood maintenance products contain waxes like carnauba or beeswax and oils like mineral oil or orange oil. These ingredients may not be the most beneficial things to put on finished wood because they do not dry and have a tendency to collect dirt and grime over time making refinishing very difficult. L.Co uses only safe modified waxes and the best drying oils that will never gum-up over time, provide a smooth to the touch feel, and can be recoated at any time without any problems.

Don’t use heavy household cleaners.

Most household cleaners contain harsh chemicals that could damage the sheen and protection of your L.Co finish. Ammonia-based glass and floor cleaners are an example of products that contain ingredients that have an adverse effect on the protection of your finish. Oil soaps are also not recommended for cleaning as they have a tendency to create a film on the surface of the wood that are difficult to remove similar to waxes and polishes.

Passive care.

Strong light, oxidation, physical abuse and contact with heat, water, solvents and chemicals are the worst enemy for your finish. For interior use, be mindful of the strongest light source and place furniture away from direct sunlight. Heat accelerates oxidation, so avoid areas that get extremely hot like attics or sunrooms. If you want to increase the protection of your interior furniture it is recommended to use L.Co’s exterior products to prevent long term damage.

Maintenance.

For interior projects that are cared for with the above recommendations, you will find that little to no maintenance will be required. To refresh a dry or slightly scratched finish, we recommend using L.Co HardWax Oil & Polish which has been specially formulated to condition, protect, and renew.

On occasion, you might consider re-applying a coat of L.Co Tung Oil Finish for a deeper repair and rejuvenation, especially on floors. It is very simple to renew your L.Co finish. Clean the surface with mineral spirits or turpentine. Lightly scuff the surface with a scotch-brite pad or lightly sand with 400 grit sandpaper and re-coat according to the instructions on the can. Any light scratches will be covered and your finish will look like new.

For exterior projects that are exposed to severe elements, we recommend checking every 6 months for spots with heavy wear. Clean, scuff or sand, and re-coat. You may find in some cases when regular maintenance is not performed, that some areas of the wood maybe have become dry, damaged and are gray in color. This requires a little bit more work to get your finish looking like new again. Clean the surface as described above and take extra care to sand the gray/ dry areas well with 180 grit sandpaper to remove as much of the oxidation and damage as possible until you see the new wood color again. Apply L.Co exterior products directly to the damanged areas and let the oils soak into the wood. Re-apply if necessary until the color of the dry areas match the surrounding finish.

L.Co finishes limited warranty:

We stand behind the quality of each product that we make. Should there be any issues with an L.Co product, please reach out to us at any time and we can help.

Main Office: Packsimex Building, Floor 1, 52 Dong Du Street
Ward Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Email: contact@thelucerocompany.com

Warranty information:

L.Co finishing products must be tested to your complete satisfaction before using, including compatibility with other manufacturers products. The Lucero Company will be responsible only for the cost of our products and will not be responsible for any costs such as labor, damage, replacement costs or consequential damages. If L.Co finishing products are proved to be defective within one year of purchase, The Lucero Company will replace the material or refund the purchase price. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state, from country to country.

Storage of L.Co products.

Keep containers of L.Co products closed when not in use and keep in a cool, dry place. If stored properly, an unopened can of L.Co product will have an almost indefinite shelf life. Opened and partially filled containers may gel since L.Co finishes dry through oxidation. When a container is opened, it is exposed to oxygen and the remaining unused portion may begin to oxidize. This leads to skinning and eventually gelling of the product.

For best results, pour the L.Co product you need to complete your job into another container and promptly reseal the original container replacing both the seal and screw top on the cans. Do not return any unused portion to the original can.

For proper storage, oxygen inside the L.Co container must be displaced by one or more of the following methods:
• Pour the product into a smaller airtight glass or metal container.
• With rectangular cans, squeeze the sides to push the liquid up and seal before the air returns into the can.
• “Float” the product with an inert gas such as carbon dioxide or argon that is heavier than air.

At L.Co we take great care to ensure the safety of all of our products. We pledge that every product we make, and every product we will ever make, will meet the safety demands of health-conscious consumers. We guarantee that all of our products meet US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for the use of its coatings on food contact surfaces. We will never use toxic heavy metals or their compounds in any of our products. Our raw materials are sourced from internationally recognized and trusted suppliers with proper documentation and certification of their materials.

• Natural plant oils.

• Organic earth pigments.

• Lead free drying agents.

• Non-toxic.

• Safe for children’s toys and furniture.

• Safe for food contact.

3rd party testing.

L.Co products meet or exceed the standards for wood coatings specified by the US FDA, EU REACH, the migration of elements required by the European Standard “Safety of Toys” EN 71 Part 3: 2013+A1:2014, Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate (CPSD), and the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). These detailed reports are made available to all of our customers on our website: https://thelucerocompany.com/support/

Eco-Friendly.

L.Co uses all natural plant based oils and organic earth pigments from sustainable resources in our products. This means you can feel better about what you are putting on your projects. L.Co proudly works directly with local farmers to sustainably grow, harvest, and cold-press our raw tung oil that is used in every one of our products.