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In order to provide a more lasting and durable finish, than say a nitrocellulose lacquer, UV coatings were developed. After application a UV Cured coating is hardened or baked under high power UV Lamps. Often the finished product is put through an entire UV line. Used for many wood coatings, it is commonly used in hardwood flooring.

An interesting side note on UV Cured Coatings. If you get some of the catalyst on your shoe and go out into the sun your shoe will start to smoke!

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