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Trial Report



Trial Number 16

(Client Number 244, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: To evaluate gloss for additional floor finishes.

Date Run: 09/06/05

Experiment Procedure:
To determine the amount of ?shine? the floor finishes created, baseline gloss readings were made on uncoated wood coupons. A SPER Scientific Light Meter 840021 measuring Foot Candles from the surface to represent gloss readings. Three readings were made for each coupon, in the middle, and at both ends. The three coupons that were to be coated with the same finish were then averaged and recorded as the product average baseline. The same procedure was followed to determine the finished coupon average after the three coats were applied and allowed to cure for 24 hours. The finished coupon average and the baseline average were then compared to determine the increase or decrease in gloss. Results for the Gloss readings were compared for the various floor finishes.

Trial Results
Initial     Light Meter Reading                    
Kiilto
Coupon  Middle   End 1    End 2   Ave Light     Overall Ave.
A       7.27     7.08     8.08     7.48           6.72
B       7.31     6.59     7.51     7.14     
C       7.30     6.48     6.88     6.89     
D       6.29     5.76     5.77     5.94     
E       7.30     6.55     7.34     7.06     
F       6.74     6.26     7.03     6.68     
G       7.39     6.87     7.32     7.19     
H       5.92     5.26     6.28     5.82     
I       6.45     6.01     6.53     6.33    

Kiilto with Primer 
Coupon  Middle   End 1    End 2   Ave Light     Overall Ave.
J       6.64     6.21     7.18     6.68            7.02
K       7.21     6.76     7.07     7.01     
L       6.67     6.61     6.96     6.75     
M       6.75     6.50     6.64     6.63     
N       8.00     7.14     7.64     7.59     
O       6.74     6.51     6.31     6.52     
P       7.30     6.43     7.16     6.96     
Q       8.10     6.88     7.65     7.54     
R       7.51     7.25     7.59     7.45     
                         

Final     Light Meter Reading                    
Kiilto
Coupon  Middle   End 1    End 2   Ave Light     Overall Ave.
A       9.18     8.74     8.63     8.85            8.99
B       9.47     9.75     9.01     9.41     
C       8.40     9.01     9.22     8.88     
D       8.76     9.26     8.84     8.95     
E       9.38     9.06     9.36     9.27     
F       9.03     9.03     9.38     9.15     
G       9.12     9.56     9.13     9.27     
H       8.21     9.01     8.35     8.52     
I       8.83     8.38     8.76     8.66     

Kiilto with Primer
Coupon  Middle   End 1    End 2   Ave Light     Overall Ave.
J       8.86     8.61     9.61     9.03            8.75
K       8.53     8.38     8.37     8.43     
L       7.82     8.13     8.45     8.13     
M       8.86     9.05     8.72     8.88     
N       9.21     8.91     9.01     9.04     
O       8.42     8.79     8.72     8.64     
P       8.64     8.56     8.05     8.42     
Q       9.64     9.62     9.42     9.56     
R       9.14     8.24     8.56     8.65     



Overall Averages          
Floor Finishes                                        Initial   Final   Delta
Capitol Hydro 202 Satin                                6.70     4.14    -2.56
Capitol Polyurethane Gloss                             6.73     7.05     0.32
Pro Finisher Water Based Polyurethane for floors       6.42     7.03     0.61
Pro Finisher Water Based Sanding Sealer                6.18     6.74     0.56
Quide SA Aqua Deva Metro                               6.26     7.19     0.92
SafeCoat BP Satin                                      6.65     4.72    -1.93
SafeCoat BP Gloss                                      6.91     4.46    -2.45
Capitol Hydro 202 Satin                                6.70     4.14    -2.56
Kiilto Lacquer                                         6.72     8.99     2.27
Kiilto Lacquer & Primer                                7.02     8.75     1.74


Success Rating
A follow up test, usually based on company input.

Conclusion
In comparison, the Kiilto products resulted in the greatest increase in shine to the wood panels.