Product features


Wax from 100% dietary plant components

Cerarica Noda aims to create environments that will protect and nourish children. We thus place particular importance on the raw materials we use to create our products. All components we use are plant-derived refined ingredients that are so safe they are used in foods and luxury cosmetics. Our products are without the pungent odor typical of waxes, having a delicate, natural fragrance of plants.

First natural coating to acquire F☆☆☆☆ formaldehyde emissions rating

F☆☆☆☆ (F four star) is a standard for formaldehyde use stipulated by Japan’s Building Standards Law. The more stars, the fewer restrictions on use, certifying a high level of safety. Four is the highest number of stars. Cerarica Coating Pure meets the strictest criteria, being a wax that releases no formaldehyde at all. It can be used even by people suffering ailments such as sick house syndrome*.

*Sick house syndrome:
Symptoms of sick house syndrome include itchy eyes, sore throat, and headaches suffered by people living in newly constructed or recently renovated homes. One of the causes of that ailment is emission of formaldehyde, toluene, xylene and other volatile organic compounds from items such as building materials and furniture.

High Functionality with the power of plants

The full power of plants is utilized, so the product is made without being diluted with surface-activating agents or solvents. As a result, the permeability, water repellency, and detergency of plants can be utilized as-is. The biological protective components of plants penetrate deeply to remove stains and repel water. Color fading by sunlight is prevented, and components penetrate deeply into wood to bring out the natural color of wood.

Explanation of Ingredients

Cerarica Coating Pure is 100% plant-derived. All ingredients used are refined with the same top quality used for foods and luxury cosmetics.


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.

Refined Linseed Oil

Oil from flax originating from Central Asia that is cultivated as a useful plant Drying oil from flax seeds is used in ointments, paints, and other products. It is also used as a high-grade edible oil to create DHA and EPA fatty acids and as a health food.

Rice Bran Extract

Extract of rice bran, a byproduct of refining Japan’s staple food Phytic acid extracted from rice bran was traditionally been used for cosmetic purposes in Japan. It has many beneficial effects, and its features are used to raise the stability of foods.

Product specifications

Volume (price including tax)


◆Household use

1 tube: 100 g / 3,150 yen
1 case: 12 tubes / 37,800 yen


◆Industrial use (available from amounts of 1 can)

1 can: 2 kg (500 g x 4 bags) / 57,750 yen
1 case: 4 cans / 210,000 yen (4 cans or more: 52,500 yen per can)


Reduces interior formaldehyde; protects and brings out luster of floors, walls, doors, columns, door headers, furniture, wood crafts, and other items whether they are untreated wood, plywood, or coated with bond or plastic.

Estimated area that can be covered

◆Household 100 g tube

Type Square meters Feet
Untreated wood 20㎡(15〜25) 85 m2
Plastic coated wood 85㎡ 915 ft

◆Industrial 2 kg (500 g x 4 bags) can

Type Square meters Feet
Untreated wood 400㎡(300〜500) 4,300 ft (3,230 - 5,280)
Plastic coated wood 1700㎡ 28,300

(Differs depending on method of application (tools, technique) and wood material.)

Examples of use

Feedback from professionals who use Cerarica Coating Pure

The following is comments from people at construction and architectural companies actually using Cerarica Coating.

Hiroyuki Aoki

Chairman of Sustainable Association for Regional Environment (SAREX),
Chairman of Aoki Komuten, First-class registered architect

Cerarica Coating Pure is incomparable in terms of being a healthy, easy to work with, and functional coating.

I was involved in a government panel that provided input for the establishment of a law regarding sick house syndrome. And with my extensive knowledge of chemical substances, I cannot see myself using solvent-based coatings when I think about the health factors related to them. But just applying lots of natural products isn’t OK either. Oil-based coatings take a long time to dry, resulting in long building times. But then there I discovered Cerarica Coating Pure. It was the first natural coating to acquire F☆☆☆☆ rating, and it is a clear departure other natural coatings being easy to work with and functional.

Yasuo Kobayashi

Chairman of SHS Tomo no Kai, President of Takumi no Kai Kobayashi Jutaku Kogoyo, Master carpenter

Cerarica Coating Pure is indispensable for houses you can live in with health and peace of mind and for building houses that will last a hundred years.

It is odd that those who build houses out of only natural materials are said to be overly picky. Building with natural materials is how houses actually should be made. But today, it is common for houses to be made mainly of chemical substances, having almost no wood at all. Our motto in the midst of such as situation is “houses lasing a hundred years by building healthy houses with 100% natural materials”. When I was introduced to Cerarica Coating Pure made of 100% dietary plant components, I knew this was what I was looking for. Cerarica Coating Pure is indispensable for houses you can live in with health and peace of mind.

Motochika Tokita

House Planning Tokita

Cerarica Coating Pure is a coating that impresses customers.

The good thing about Cerarica Coating Pure is the non-offensive, amber-colored soft finish it creates, making the most of non-treated wood. You could not get the feel of such a finish with oil. The way different methods of application can bring out contrasting wood grains truly inspires the spirit of a professional. But, above all, the product’s greatest strength lies in its ability to impress customers. If we show clients how we apply it, they are sure to be surprised by the wonderful change in wood color.


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.