cerarica coating pure

Features of Plant Power


“Cerarica” of Cerarica Coating is derived from the Spanish words “cera” (wax) and “rica” (rich) to form a general name for life-based waxes. This product is made with an insistence for 100% plant components that are pure, safe, and improve both the forests they originate from and interior environments. It came about from long and careful development by Cerarica Noda with 180 years of working primarily with life-based waxes starting in 1836.

The power of three plants that form the three main wax ingredients

Japan wax is extracted from the seeds of Japanese wax trees (scarlet sumac) that grow in monsoon climates, carnauba wax from the leaves of palms that grow in tropical rainforests, and candelilla wax from candelilla shrubs that grow in deserts. Cerarica Coating Plant Power is a product made with an insistence for 100% natural ingredients that bring out the most of the power of three plants that create cerarica (life-based waxes) to protect themselves in harsh environments. We at Cerarica Noda insist on using select valuable quality cerarica that many developers really want to use. With traditional strengths accumulated over a 180-year history, Cerarica Noda uses only plant ingredients that are the gift of nature with an aim of craftsmanship that contributes to creating safe and healthy lives.

Explanation of Ingredients


Japan wax

Wax from the seed of Japanese wax trees (scarlet sumac) that grow in monsoon climates Exemplified by extremely strong visco-ductility and elegant luster, this wax is used to set the hair of sumo wrestlers and in pomade hair wax, for cosmetics such as eyebrow pencils, and even for foods in uses such as a release agent for rice cracker molds. The changing autumn leaves of the Japan wax tree are also beautiful, making that tree an excellent forestry resource Japan can be proud of.


Carnauba Wax

Wax from carnauba palms that grow in tropical rainforests This wax is used as a polish thanks to its ability to be spread easily and smoothly as well as its hardness. It is even utilized today in high-tech fields such as for recording media. Other uses include coating of candy shells and pharmaceutical tablets.


Candelilla Wax

Wax from the candelilla shrub that grows in desert environments 
The wax produced by shrubs to protect themselves from temperatures varying from 45ºC in summer to -20ºC in winter and from dryness features temperature resistance and moisture-proofing properties. It is widely used as the gum base for chewing gum.

Product specifications

Volume (price including tax)


◆Household use

1can 230g / 2,100yen
1case: 12cans / 25,200yen


◆Industrial use (available from amounts of 1 can)

1can 2,5kg / 22,050yen
1case 4cans / 88,200yen


Protects and brings out luster of floors, walls, furniture, doors, columns, door headers, wood crafts, plywood, or laminated wood and other items.

Before applying to untreated wood, remove from the surface with sandpaper any dirt, irregularities, old paint or wax, and the like, then wipe clean with a cloth. Before applying to urethane panted wood, clean the surface well. Simple oil stains can be removed when applying the product. If the surface is already oil finished with another company’s natural wax, the product can be applied on top of that.

For untreated wood, spread the product thinly along the wood grains with a cloth, sponge, rubber brush, or the like. Even tools such as sponge brushes with handles can be used to apply.

For urethane panted wood, the wax should be spread smoothly like with automobile wax. By the time you are done applying, minor scratches and the like will no longer stand out as much. The effects are very apparent, so places with and without wax will differ. We thus recommend that you apply over the entire surface.

The product is also great for antique furniture and folk articles. Protective components of plants will restore old wood items. If you are concerned about color changes on precious items, you should try out on a place that does not stand out first.

Afterwards, wipe with a dry cloth, mop, or the like. Then dry for about a day.

It takes about a month for a protective layer to be completely formed within untreated wood. But the natural protective film, when formed, will offer excellent durability and water resistance. During that time, avoid placing hot objects like coffee cups on top of the waxed surface.

You should touch up about once every six months after applying at a minimum for both untreated and urethane painted wood. The more often you apply to items such as old furniture, the deeper the color will be.


The following are answers to frequently asked questions.

Q1:How should it be stored?

Close the cap securely, and store at under 30ºC. We recommend storing in a refrigerator when temperatures are hot, such as in the summer.

Q2:Where else can it be used other than floors,
and what is the effect?

You can use it on wooden walls, columns, doors, furniture, and the like. It is effective in protecting wood, bringing out luster, and controlling formaldehyde emission.

Q3:About how long does it take to dry after applying?

About one day is required. Drying time can be reduced to a few hours if you wipe up all excess wax with a cloth until the surface is no longer tacky.

Q4:What instruments should be used for application?

You can apply by means such as with a cloth, sponge, or brush. A coarse-pore sponge in particular makes application easy, and wax remaining on the sponge can be wrung out to prevent waste.

Q5: Can it be used outdoors?

While intended for indoor use, you can use it outdoors. We recommend you apply multiple coats outdoors to maintain effectiveness, as the product is susceptible to environmental influences.

Q6: How many times should it be applied?

Sufficient effects are gained with one application. However, adding a second or third coat can further increase effectiveness. When applying additional coats, please allow a day in between coats for the wax to dry.

Q7: Can it be used on plywood or painted items?

Yes, it can. If applying to painted items, rub on a lightly smaller amount that for unpainted items. (For urethane-painted wood, approx. 1/4 the amount for untreated wood can be applied.)

Q8: Can it be applied to items other than wood (wallpaper, vinyl floors, etc.)

It can, but there is a chance of discoloration occurring depending on the material. Try first on a place that does not stand out.

Q9: How often is touch up required?

We recommend you touch up once every six months or so. The product has detergency, so use it for day-to-day cleaning.

Q10: Where can it be purchased?

It is available at Tokyu Hands in Japan.
Please inquire for information on other places.