EM1000 Universal Sanding Sealer by Emtech

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EM1000 universal sanding sealer is a water-based coating specially designed to seal the wood grain while allowing a perfect coloration.

The philosophy behind EM1000 Universal Sanding Sealer is to offer a truly clear, ultra-low VOC water based wood coating that allows the true substrate color to reveal itself while remaining multi-functional as a universal intermediate base coat.

EM1000 universal sanding sealer can be used in three different ways:

  • As a pre-stain wood conditioner/Sealer to ensure a uniform coloration;
  • As a clear, universal sanding sealer; and
  • As a Color delivery vehicle, such as a special effects spray stain, a shading or toning vehicle or used as a translucent stain when tinted with universal pigments.

EM1000 can be tinted with any water-soluble dye.

DO NOT USE EM1000 Universal Sanding Sealer underneath Emtech HSF5000 Primers or EM6500 and EM6600 Pigmented Lacquers.

How to use


  • As a Pre-Stain Conditioner and Sanding Sealer: Sand the surface using a 220 grit or finer sandpaper.

  • As a color delivery vehicle: EM1000 can be tinted with water soluble dyes and universal pigments.

    • Water soluble dyes : 0,50 - 5% by liquid volume.
    • Mixol Pigments: 1.0-10.0% by liquid volume.


  • Pre-Stain Conditioner: Apply 1 coat of EM1000 diluted 50/50 with water. Let dry for 30 to 60 minutes and sand using a fine sandpaper.

  • Sanding Sealer: Use EM1000 sanding sealer undiluted on all types of domestic and exotic wood species. Apply a first coat using a spray gun, poly-bristle brush ou varnish roller. Let dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Apply a second coat. Let dry 1 hour before sanding lightly.

Use only in well ventilated areas. Avoid inhaling spray mist. Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator during spray applications.


946 ml
$29.95 In stock
3.78 L
$83.95 In stock


Classification Wood Lacquers
Brand Emtech
  • 946 ml
  • 3.78 L
Sold Since November 21, 2013

Water, Acrylic Polymer, Dipropylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether

  • 105 sq feet per liter
  • 400 sq feet per gallon







Mild Acrylic Odor


Clear Liquid


Keep in an sealed container at room temperature.

Tools cleaning

Soapy water


Compatible with any water soluble and universal dyes.


Clear / Non-Yellowing

  • HVLP Spray gun : 1.3 mm needle.
  • Air-Assisted Airless: .09 - .11 tip set.
Freeze/thaw stability

Avoid too many freeze-thaw cycles. If the product has frozen, allow the product to thaw at room temperature for 48 hours without stirring.

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Great base coat.

Brian Dean · Apr 6, 2023

Easy water cleanup of spray guns etc. A thicker consistency and harder surface than the top coats it seems to me. Sprays on easily in a light mottled pattern which prevents fisheyes etc. Very easy to use and seems to adhere decently to shellac bases. Using alcohol and pumice on a buffer you can actually pore fill mahogany or other open pored woods with a swirling motion once dry. The topcoats even more easily so.

Great pre-stain wood conditionner

Tyler Rochford · Feb 22, 2021

I used this product as a pre-stain conditionner, by diluting 50/50 with water. It worked flawlessly.

This stuff is awesome

Thomas Sutton · Feb 11, 2021

I use it as a flake carrier, and as a carrier for candie dye. It's crystal clear, I can even spray through an airbrush, and it dries fast. No problem to then clear with EM6000.

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