Wood Floor Finishes create lasting beauty and requires minimal care with today\'s modern technology in wood floor finish products. The right finish protects wood flooring from wear, dirt and moisture while giving the wood an attractive colour and sheen.
Today most wood floors are finished with a stain and a top coat. Technology has provided a wide selection of wood flooring finishes each with its own distinct benefits and appearances. We recommend Osmo Wood Floor Finishes.
The wood, cork or OSB surface must be clean and dry (maximum moisture content 20 %). Small dents and holes in the wood can be filled with Osmo Woodfiller. Only apply on frost free surface. Clean or lightly sand old micro-porous finishes. Remove old varnishes (with Osmo PAINT REMOVER or by sanding).
If required, sand with fine grain before application (grain max. 150), remove dust carefully. For wood tending to attract blue stain in moist surroundings (e.g. pine) a pre-treatment (all sides if possible) with biocide-free wax impregnation Osmo WOOD PROTECTOR is recommended.
Osmo Polyx-Oil The original Hardwax Oil can be applied over all Osmo Waxes, Osmo WOOD PROTECTOR and Osmo CLEAR OIL FINISH.
In rooms of high humidity the use of galvanised, non-oxidising nails and fasteners is recommended.
Method of application
Osmo Polyx-Oil The original Hardwax Oil is ready to use. Please do not thin - stir well. Apply with a stiff, tight quality brush or floor brush with tight fine bristles, e.g. Osmo HAND BRUSH (100 mm), Osmo FLOOR BRUSH 230 mm or a commercial brushing machine.
Apply first coat thinly, thoroughly and evenly along wood grain. Remove surplus. Leave to dry over night (at least 8-10 hours) ensuring good ventilation.
Apply second coat as above. Remove surplus and leave to dry at least 8-10 hours. Ventilate well. A further treatment of the floor is not necessary. When thoroughly dry, the surface can be polished with hand polisher or polishing machine. If a more satin finish is desired, apply Osmo LIQUID WAX CLEANER (also available as Spray) thinly and polish after drying (for small areas use Osmo POLISHING PAD). When using a commercial brushing machine please follow instructions of manufacturer.
Cleaning of tools
With Osmo Brush Cleaner (benzene-free) or white spirit.
At least 8-10 hours - provide good ventilation (Osmo wood finishes dry by oxidation and therefore need air). Dust dry - after approx. 6 hours. For cork surfaces the drying time can be 24 hours or longer.
For daily maintenance a duster, mop or vacuum cleaner will be sufficient. An electric floor polisher is very useful. Floors treated with Osmo Polyx-Oil The original Hardwax Oil can be cleaned with water (containing Osmo WASH AND CARE).
For persistent stains, remove with Osmo LIQUID WAX CLEANER (also available as Spray). This will also revive the appearance of the surface. When the surface becomes a little dull apply a thin coat of Osmo Polyx-Oil The original Hardwax Oil and wipe with cloth or electric floor polisher. Clean floor (as above) prior to re-finishing.
For renovation apply a thin coat of Osmo Polyx-Oil The original Hardwax Oil on clean, dry floor. This is also possible in hard used areas. No repair marks will be visible.
Can be stored up to 5 years or longer if can is full and tightly closed. If thickened by frost, it will regain its consistency under normal temperatures within 24 - 36 hours.
Osmo Wood protector is a clear substance based on natural oils and waxes and it is used to make timber water -repellent, especially in rooms prone to dampness.