The NatureShield® line of bio-based surface modifiers includes various environmentally friendly emulsions, dispersions and natural oil blends designed to improve the weatherability of exterior surface coatings by providing water resistance and water bead to wood and concrete. When used as an alternative to synthetic surface modifiers in high-quality coatings, the technology demonstrates comparable or enhanced abrasion resistance, improved scratch resistance, and superior matting. These surface modifiers comprise significant levels of sustainable materials providing performance properties that meet or exceed the standard set by synthetic products in the marketplace.