Hemp Shield™ — The First Wood Finish and Deck Sealer Made With Hemp Oil — Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly Protection

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Low VOC — 100% Green

Fibre Alternatives, manufacturers of hemp based construction materials, is proud to announce the market release of Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ — The first and only penetrating wood finish containing 100% hemp oil that is produced in the United States. Hemp Shield™ is suitable for wooden decks, fences, stairs, siding, shutters, furniture — anything wooden that is exposed to the weather. In extensive tests, Hemp Shield™ outlasted all comers, including the highest priced deck finish on the national market. Hemp Shield's finish is extremely UV resistant, and the trans-oxide pigments used in shaded varieties of Hemp Shield™ provide long lasting color to your outdoor wood that does not hide the grain. Hemp Shield's unique hemp oil formulation represents a major advance in preservation of outdoor wood — a back-to-the-future choice that, by reviving use of an agriculture based oil feed stock, has created a sustainable, environmentally friendly finish that outlasts the most expensive petroleum based finishes. Hemp Shield™ also resists environmental attacks from mildew, algae, and fungus, but in "Clear" formula, contains only 9g/l volatile organic compounds (VOC's), almost 60 times less than other products labeled "Low VOC". Hemp Shield products contain none of the 289 hazardous air pollutants (HAP's) listed by the EPA. Non-toxic, environmentally friendly Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ offers superior performance in a sustainable, truly "green" waterproofer and protectant for outdoor wood.



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Hemp Shield Outlasts All Waterproofers In Weathering Tests

Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ was designed to provide excellent durability under field conditions, and to meet or exceed the requirements of the following American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.

1) ASTM D 1006 — Exterior Exposure Tests of Paint and Wood
2) ASTM D 3456 — Exterior Exposure Tests for Susceptibility of Paint Film to Microbiological Attack
3) ASTM D 3719 — Quantifying Dirt Collection on Exterior Panels

Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ was tested in an Accelerated Weathering Chamber (ASTM D 4587), where it out-lasted all competitors, including Thompsons Water Seal™ and Cabot’s Deck Stain™. Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ will keep your outdoor wood looking new and natural as long as possible.

New Comparisons: Hemp Shield Vs. Penofin & Cabot

Click the link below to see a head-to-head comparison of Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer with Cabot Semi-Transparent, and both Penofin Red & Blue label products.

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Why Is A Ship On The Label?

We are often asked why Hemp Shield products carry the image of a 19th century American sailing ship rather than the nearly ubiquitous cannabis leaf emblem used to identify hemp related products.

There are several reasons we chose the ship; among them, to honor the centuries-long association of hemp and seafaring, and to avoid the invisibility of over exposure.

Hemp, in the form of ropes, sails, waterproofing oil, and the vital 'oakum' fiber used to caulk the deck and hull planking, has kept ships afloat and moving across the seas since at least the 16th century. An early Dutch seafarer's manual uses a version of the Dutch word for cannabis — 'canavas' — when describing the best fiber for sailcloth, due to the natural strength and water resistance of the material. Hemp ropes set such a high standard that they were standard issue on all US Navy ships into the 1960's. To this day, the Navy uses a hemp oil based lubricant in a portion of the "tailhook" arresting system that stops jet fighters as they land.

Hemp Shield products are unique in the paint and stain industry, the only wood stains and finishes containing pure hemp oil. Non-toxic, they contain among the lowest levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) to be found in any wood finish. We thought a singular product like Hemp Shield should have a distinctive image associated with it, rather than joining the legion of "me too" products containing hemp that use the leaf symbol. Hemp Shield is made with hemp oil because hemp oil is the best choice for the purpose, not because it is currently fashionable.



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