A breathing, satin, water-repellent, oil based finish for use on all types of interior timber floors (including cork).
Also suitable for unglazed floor tiles and porous stone surfaces. Bio Floor Oil can be used as a complete finish. Do not use on alkaline surfaces, plaster, concrete, fibro cement or in a constantly humid environment. Test strips should be made on other materials such as brick and ceramic tiles.
Do not apply coatings to unseasoned or wet timber. Surfaces should be well-sanded, dry and cleaned of greasy, waxy and dirty contaminants using Bio Thinner. Round off sharp edges. It is also good practice to to prime back surfaces. Hardwoods and timbers rich in natural oils, waxes, acids and terpenes should be degreased with Bio Thinner, because these substances may mix with the varnish and prolong its drying time. Let dry for 24 hours. Imperfect coats may require complete stripping before applying BIO Products. Final sanding before application should be done with sandpaper grade 120 or 180.
Brush, dip or spray. Do not apply more than the surface can absorb. Maintain a wet edge when painting. Remove excess oil with a cloth or brush after 10-20 minutes. Apply one to two thin coats, or up to four thin coats on highly absorbent surfaces. Allow first coat to dry for 24 – 48 hours. Sand lightly with fine-grain sandpaper, then repeat process with each coat. When using on floor boards, start to polish the oil immediately after you have removed the excess oil. Do not use when the temperature is below 10+ C and/or the relative humidity is above 80%; eg. cold damp conditions, or when condensation, rain or frost are likely to occur. Do not use on hot days, in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces. Provide adequate ventilation during application and drying. Furniture may be brought in with due care after 3 days.
Touch-dry after 5-7 hours. Do not walk on treated floors for 3 days. May be used fully after 7-10 days.
For greater protection, a thin coat of BIO ANTIQUE WAX or BIO HARD FLOOR WAX may be applied after drying.
After 4 weeks, when the oil is fully cured, the surface may be treated with undiluted self-polishing BIO Timber Care Polish, applied thinly and evenly with an absorbent lint free cloth. For regular cleaning, use BIO Timber Care Polish diluted at the rate of 50ml in 5 Litres of warm water. Apply with a damp (not wet/dripping) cloth.
Based on plant oils, resins, essential oils, paraffin oil, lead free drying agent.
1 Litre covers approx.. 8-12 sqm., depending on the absorbency of the substrate.
On floor only:
Softwood: 20-30 sqm
Hardwood: 25-40 sqm.
PACKAGING & PRICING:
4 Litres $82.20 20L $323
Keep tightly sealed in a cool, dry place. Decant remains into a smaller container to minimise reaction with air, as skin may form once container has been opened.
Do not pour left over oil down the drain. Unwanted paint should be brushed out on newspaper, allowed to dry and then disposed of via domestic waste collection. Let empty container dry out as well and dispose of via recycling program.
Keep away from open flames and out of the reach of children. Please dispose of used rags in a sealed metal container. Can spontaneously combust.
IMPORTANT STEPS FOR OILING FLOOR BOARDS:
1) Final sanding best with 150 or 180 grade sand paper
2) A: Hardwood – Degrease with BIO Thinner
3) B: Softwood – Thoroughly clean floor boards
4) Apply Oil – Softwood – 1 Litre covers 20-30sqm
– Hardwood – 1 Litre covers 25-40sq
If you use more Oil than is specified above, then there is too much oil on the surface. You will get problems with polishing and drying.
5) Remove excess oil after 10-20 minutes, even earlier in warm weather conditions.
6) Start polishing on a still wet surface.
7) Subject to suitable humidity levels, products should be applied as early as practicable after 10am to allow sufficient daytime drying.
8) Make sure the previous coat has completely dried before applying the next coat. Drying time varies considerably with temperature and moisture levels.
9) Check, as follows:
Must be dry
Press your thumb onto the floor. If soft, do not re-coat.
Press your hand for 5 minutes on the floor. If tacky, do not re-coat.
10) The drying time of oil based products is prolonged by:
a. High humidity and or low temperature during application and drying time.
b. Absorption of natural terpenes, oils, waxes or resins from the substrate, especially in exotic and eucalyptus timbers.
c. Bad ventilation and darkness.
d. Thick coats.