L.Co Finishes, based in Ho Chi Minh City, is Vietnam’s leading manufacturer of premium wood finishes handmade from resins and natural tung and linseed oils. Family owned and operated, L.Co takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and fairness.

Our production facility and main office is located in An Phu, Binh Duong with representative offices in District 1, HCMC.

The beginning.

L.Co Finishes | Premium interior and exterior tung oil based finishes made in Vietnam

The year was 1969 in Southern California and Grandpo Lucero started a small family business operating an industrial finishing company. Initially focusing on aluminum and steel the business expanded to include finishing composite, wood and virtually any other materials using industrial polyurethanes, enamels, single and two-stage acrylic enamel paints. The knowledge gained in the field of industrial finishing provided the backbone for when L.Co began developing its unique natural oil wood finishing products.

Research and development.

L.Co Finishes | Premium interior and exterior tung oil based finishes made in Vietnam

What almost 50 years of experience in industrial finishing taught The Lucero Company is the importance of using a good primer and sealer on any substrate prior to finishing. A good primer and sealer will extend the life of a finish, offer superior adhesion, protection and durability. We developed our wood finishing products by offering an optional but tried and true two-step process:

1. A long to medium oil varnish applied on the substrate first to seal and prime (Tung Oil Finish for interior and Exterior Oil Treatment for exterior).

2. A medium to short oil varnish applied on top of the primer to add extra layers of protection (Topcoat for interior and Exterior Varnish for exterior). Our lab tests show that using our 2-step system extends the life of the coating, helps with color retention and prevents cracking and peeling over time.

The art of making varnish.

L.Co Finishes | Premium interior and exterior tung oil based finishes made in Vietnam
L.Co Finishes | Premium interior and exterior tung oil based finishes made in Vietnam
L.Co Finishes | Premium interior and exterior tung oil based finishes made in Vietnam

Our inspiration for making the perfect oil varnish system came from the most unlikely collision of two very different places, Europe and China. The earliest wood coating made popular in Europe was created during the times of Louis the XIV. Made with sandarac or mastic resins combined with a small amount of natural oil, it was applied as a friction polish and was used on fine furniture. The earliest varnish made in China pre-dates records of European finishing. It was made with tung oil, lime, and chopped hemp which was boiled together and used as a marine varnish for ships and boats. We took the best of both worlds and have created a new finishing product based on old world finishing techniques to create a more natural, durable wood coating.

Continued development.

L.Co Finishes | Premium interior and exterior tung oil based finishes made in Vietnam

We listen to our customers needs and are developing an eco-friendly, 100% natural oil and wax polish that contain essential oil solvents, is non-toxic and food safe when fully cured. L.Co Hardwax Oil has four basic ingredients: raw tung oil, tree rosin, wax and an essential oil solvent. Our product is different than any other hardwax product on the market because we use a unique modified wax that will never collect dirt like carnauba or beeswax will over time and is much easier to refinish. L.Co Hardwax Oil is also extremely simple to use, just apply a small amount on the surface, rub in and buff off.

L.Co Finishes | Premium interior and exterior tung oil based finishes made in Vietnam

L.Co Color Oil comes in eight shades: Jet Black, Espresso, Russet, Bright Gold, Biscuit, Pebble, Driftwood, and Whitewash to easily complete your look. L.Co Color Oil is unique because it contains a large amount of raw tung oil which allow the color to penetrate into the wood grain instead of covering it. We use only the highest quality organic pigments that are guaranteed food contact safe and safe for children’s furniture and toys. For more information visit our Color Oil page: http://lcofinishes.com/products/coloroil/

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L.Co Finishes | Premium interior and exterior tung oil based finishes made in Vietnam

L.Co is committed to developing a line of water based, no VOC finishing options. Using high quality ingredients that are safe while providing a good balance of beauty and protection is our priority in every product that we develop. Our water based system is easy to apply and work in conjunction with each other to make your schedule as easy as possible. You can tint your wood first using L.Co Water-Based Stains. Seal in the color and pores of the wood substrate using L.Co Water-Based Sealer. And finish off your project with L.Co Water-Based Topcoat.