Poly Whey, manufactured by Vermont Natural Coatings, is a shining example of the state of Vermont’s push for locally, sustainable living. Poly Whey Furniture Finish and Poly Whey Floor Finish offer the lowest toxicity and highest quality water borne polyurethane available on the market today. When we asked our custom cabinet maker to use Poly Whey on the cabinetry in our store he came back to tell us that he was switching products.
As its name indicates, Poly Whey is made using recycled whey from local dairy farms. Whey is a byproduct of cheese making that usually ends up in our rivers and landfills. Fortunately, the people at VNC discovered that it also makes a natural bond with wood. Poly Whey’s VOC content is half of the strictest U.S. standard. In fact, it emits very little odor at all and is easy to clean up with soap and water. Poly Whey can be applied to bare wood or previously stained wood.