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WOOD PREPARATION


How to prepare a wood surface for treatment with Osmo...

Wood surface must be clean and dry (moisture content max. 20%). Clean or slightly sand old microporous finishes, remove old varnishes/lacquers by sanding. Small cracks, larger dents and small holes in the wood can be filled with Osmo Woodfiller. Sand carefully before application starting with a coarse paper - final sanding for flooring P100-150, furniture P180-240. Remove dust etc. thoroughly from the surface before application with a vacuum cleaner.


Before

PERFECT SANDING


Step-by-step guidelines

STEP ONE
Depending on the surface you may need to start with either a very rough or medium (P40 then P60 for removing old finishes - P80 for raw wood) sanding grit. It is important not to skip steps in grit whilst sanding. A drum/band sander should be used.

STEP TWO
100 grit medium sanding paper using either a single disc or trio sanding machine or drum/band sander.

STEP THREE
Filling of cracks, splits, knots and damage (if required) using Osmo Woodfiller (for up to 2mm in depth).

STEP FOUR
100 grit medium sanding paper or mesh using either a single disc or trio sanding machine.

STEP FIVE
120 fine grit sanding paper or mesh using either a single disc or trio sanding machine.

RESULT
The surface will be very smooth, with a vivid optical character. You will be able to feel the direction of growth of the wood's natural fibres. The surface will feel smooth along the grain and blunt against or across the grain. Always work with and along the wood's grain to ensure perfect results.

EASY APPLICATION


How to manually apply Osmo...

Apply thinly and evenly along the wood grain with the Osmo Natural Bristle Brush or the Osmo Microfibre Roller, and spread well. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying. Apply a second coat as before. This should be applied onto a clean and dry surface. The final surface quality is dependent on the wood's surface structure, we therefore always recommend to test the product on a small sample area before complete application.


PROFESSIONAL APPLICATION


How to mechanically apply Osmo...

Spread evenly with the Osmo Scraper. Wait approx. 30-60 minutes, until the oil has penetrated the wood surface. Buff the oil into the surface using the Osmo FloorXcenter and a green pad. Directly after repeat these steps with a second coat. Using a white pad, spread the finish evenly across the surface area.

Tip: If the buffing machine starts to leave streaks because of over-application of the product, we recommend turning the pad over or replacing it.


APPLICATION OF COLOUR


Step-by-step guidelines

STEP ONE
Once you've chosen your desired colour, apply onto a clean and dry surface. Apply thinly and evenly along the wood grain.

STEP TWO
The drying time may be 12 hours but it is strongly recommended to leave for at least 24 hours before applying the second coat. This is ensure the pigments have hardened to keep the intensity of colour during application of the next coat.

STEP THREE - FOR FLOORING
Apply a clear coat of Osmo Polyx®-Oil onto the dry surface and apply thinly and evenly along the wood grain.

STEP THREE - FOR FURNITURE/JOINERY
Apply a second coat of colour onto the dry surface and apply thinly and evenly along the wood grain.

RESULT
A harmonious colour tone with optical character. You will be able to feel the direction of growth of the wood's natural fibres. The surface will feel very smooth along the grain and blunt against or across the grain. Always work with and along the wood's grain to ensure best results.

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FLOOR CARE


How to maintain your floor with Osmo...

For regular cleaning, use Osmo Wash and Care to damp-mop the floor. For occasional refreshing and intensive cleaning, use Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner which can be used to refresh dull or worn looking surfaces very easily.

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DECKING CARE


How to maintain your deck with Osmo...

Apply Osmo's Wood Reviver Power Gel in the direction of the wood grain. Wait for approximately 20 minutes, clean and rinse with plenty of water. After approx. 48 hours drying time, protect the now fresh-looking wood permanently with a finish such as Osmo Decking-Oils.


GARDEN FURNITURE CARE


How to maintain your garden furniture with Osmo...

Apply Osmo's Wood Reviver Power Gel in the direction of the wood grain. Wait for approximately 20 minutes, clean and rinse with plenty of water. After approx. 48 hours drying time, protect the now fresh-looking wood permanently with a finish such as Osmo One Coat Only.


PROFESSIONAL CARE


How to professionally maintain your flooring and decking...

Renovation of wooden flooring and decking is easy with Osmo Wood Orbiter. Dissolves and absorbs dirt in one quick and simple process. Back-friendly cleaning, with little or no effort required. Exterior deckings can be cleaned, maintained and even brought back to original character after years of weathering. Wooden floors can be refreshed after looking worn and dull, without the need for sanding.

SPOT REPAIRS


How to partially renovate a small area...

For small scratches apply a small amount of oil (5ml sachets are perfect for this) onto the damaged area, and rub with a scotch pad or cloth. Leave for a minute or so, and wipe any excess off with a dry cloth.

For deeper scratches simply cordon off the damaged board/plank(s) of wood, and sand to remove the bulk of the scratch using sandpaper, the grit you use depends on the extent of the scratch. Finish with 120 grit and re-apply Polyx-Oil. It is important to apply two coats when sanding back to the bare wood surface.


EXTERIOR RENOVATION


How to refresh your old exterior wood...

Apply Osmo's Wood Reviver Power Gel in the direction of the wood grain. Wait for approximately 20 minutes, clean and rinse with plenty of water. After approx. 48 hours drying time, protect the now fresh-looking wood permanentely with a finish such as Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain.