In 1974 Steve Smith developed the first epoxy adhesive to reliably bond oily hardwoods.
His original Tropical Hardwood Epoxy and a popular expanded family of epoxy products are used
today by not only individual boat-builders, but furniture restorers, specialty wood millworks,
manufacturers of archery bows, baseball bats, speaker cabinets and many other high-performance wood products.
Smith's Oak & Teak Epoxy
Glue™ Third generation, perfected in 2004, highest performance on ANY
oily or acidic wood; easily glues oak and teak, the two woods that
mass-market consumer-grade epoxy products don't bond well. Buy on-line
In 1976, studying a seventy-year-old chemistry text, Steve Smith found some
lost-technology in the field of concrete sealers. This led to the introduction
of Smith's Permanent Concrete Sealer. In the next few years, he designed
a permanent-bonding technology for cement and stucco that was solvent-free,
odor-free and green-as-you-can-get. Doing the job once eliminates all
the environmental pollution of coming back again and again to do the job over
The first-ever approval by the Swedish government for such a product was given in 1992.
Those products are now brought together under the Permanetrix™
brand of long-lasting bonding primers and sealers for mineral surfaces.
Other Smith & Company products solve problems and offer new opportunities:
Wood Vitality™ gives Fresher-Treated
Wood™ - Give your wood deck some rot resistance! Wood Vitality
is a two step waterborne product that impregnates wood with zinc borate,
a very well-known, almost insoluble material that is safe for humans and
does not interfere with any later wood-treatment or staining or finishing
product. Rot fungi, mold and insects don't like it. Not at all. It is essentially
harmless to us humans and our pets.
– a unique, non-hazardous waterborne product, solvent-free and odor-free,
that discourages mold and mildew growth on any porous surface.