Osmo's Woodwax Finish Clear Extra Thin is a "stand alone" transparent finish or a primer coat for interior timber flooring which has a high resin or oil content.
Some timbers such as Matai and Spotted Gum can have a very high resin content, whereas timbers such as Kwila, Totara and Spotted Gum have a high oil content. These resins and oils help to protect the timber against rot, blue mould and insect attack, but they can slow down the drying time of the thicker Polyx®-Oil. Timber with high resin and oil content may take up to 5-7 days to dry if normal Polyx®-oil is used. It all depends on the amount of resin or oil present in your timber. A trial is suggested first to determine suitability.
Timbers with a high resin or oil content, should be wiped over with a solvent such as Osmo's Thinner to remove any resin or oil, prior ot application of the Osmo finish. Osmo Woodwax Finish Clear Extra Thin can be applied as a one coat primer for Osmo Polyx®-Oil or as a 2 coat finish in its own right.
When using Osmo Woodwax Finish Clear Extra Thin as the preferred finish for your floor, two coats are recommended. The oil will penetrate deeply into the timber's structure. Woodwax Finish Clear Extra Thin is a matt finish, which will bring out the natural grain of the wood, and makes the surface water repellant and dirt resistant. To lift the level of finish from matt to a low sheen, Osmo's Liquid Wax Cleaner can be buffed into the timber.
Where a more durable finish is required, it may be possible to apply two very thin coats of Polyx®-Oil over the top once the thin coats have cured. A trial first is essential to determine your timber's suitability.
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