DIRECTION FOR USE
Priming of untreated/sanded wood:
Ensure that the surface is absolutely clean, dry and free from dust, wax, grease, polish etc. Irregularities can be removed by sanding in the direction of the wood grains. Final sanding must be conducted with sandpaper grit 100-120. Vacuum sanding dust.
Larger areas are recommended to be divided into smaller areas, which can be oiled in 30 minutes. Make sure that overlapping edges between the oiled areas do not dry out during treatment.
Moistening the surface prior to oiling is recommended. This improves saturation of the oil and provides a uniform appearance. Use a damp cloth and make sure that the floor is evenly and visibly wetted. Leave to dry until the surface no longer feels damp.
Apply 2 coats of Junckers Rustic Oil wet in wet:
This is done by first applying one coat of oil. Wait up to 30 minutes and then apply the second coat. Make sure that the oil appears glossy/wet and spread the oil from wet to dry areas, where the oil has been absorbed.
After 20-30 minutes of processing, and while the oil is still wet, buff the surface lightly with a white nylon pad.
Finally, remove excess oil with a clean lint-free cloth. Be sure to wipe off all oil to obtain a uniform matt surface. Areas with not absorbed dried up oil will discolour the surface.
Leave to dry for 16-24 hours, before applying the finishing coat of oil.
Finishing with Junckers Rustic Oil:
Sand or scour the surface carefully with fine sandpaper grit 180-220 or a green or black nylon pad. Vacuum sanding dust.
On floors, apply 1 coat of Junckers Rustic oil.
On worktops, apply 2 thin coats of Junckers Rustic oil.
Make sure that the surface is saturated and polish with a clean lint-free cloth until the floor feels dry. Oil not absorbed must be removed within 30 minutes after application.
Please note that wood absorbs oil differently and therefore the finished surface can appear with some colour variation. This is very pronounced on spruce.
Especially about coloured oils:
Floors primed with coloured oil can alternatively be finished with clear oil, if the colour intensity of the priming oil is considered sufficient.
If the colour White, Invisible or Nordic is used, the floor must always be finished with the same colour. Clear oil can affect the colour intensity and create a slightly yellowing effect.
The colour Invisible contains white pigment and this will be visible on dark wood species.
Care and maintenance, oiled surfaces:
If the existing oil surface is sound and stable the floor can be refreshed with Junckers water based Rustic Top Oil.
On floors and worktops, refresh with Junckers Rustic Oil clear, if the surface shows sign of wear. Method as described under "Finishing with Rustic Oil".
Finishing with lacquer - Floors:
Higher wearability of the floor can be obtained by finishing with lacquer.
Please note, that it is very important that the floor surface is a 100 % saturated with oil before lacquering. If not, there is a risk of discoloration and especially oak may need extra oil.
Because of the tannic acid content in oak an extra layer of oil is recommended. Apply as described under "Finishing with Junckers Rustic Oil”.
When the oil is dry, screen with a green pad. Vacuum sanding dust. Apply one coat of HP Commercial lacquer and leave to dry approx. 4 hours.
Apply then the final coat of lacquer and leave to dry until fully curred.
Care and maintenance, lacquered floors:
Periodically, when the lacquered surface becomes dull and worn the floor may be cleaned, lightly sanded and then over-coated with a single coat of lacquer.
If the surface is worn through the floor must be sanded and the area must be re-treated with oil and lacquer.