Preparation The surface must be clean, smooth, dry and free from wax, dust and contaminants. Read the full instructions on the tin. Our sheet on renovating floors contains further information. Nail holes and small cracks may be filled with Rustin’s Wood filler. Bare wood may be dyed before coating with Rustins Wood Dye. Other brands of dye, stain or paints may be incompatible. Do not apply Knotting or Sanding Sealer.
Application Using a large brush or varnish roller, apply evenly and liberally, finishing in the direction of the grain. Rustin’s Plastic Coating Thinners (up to 10%) may be added to aid the application in hot weather. No other thinners may be added to the coating.
Coats 2 coats are usually sufficient on hardwood floors, but in heavy traffic areas, apply 3 coats. Softwoods and cork may require a minimum of 3 coats, depending on the absorbency. Commercial premises may require 4 coats.
Drying Time The coating is generally touch-dry within 30 minutes – 1 hour, depending on the temperature.
Re-coating Time May be re-coated after a minimum of 1 hour.
Application Temp. Ideally 15-25ºC. Do not use below 15ºC, or in conditions of high humidity.
Maintenance The coating will accept light foot traffic 2 hours after the final coat and will take 7 days to fully harden. During this period, it should be protected from heavy wear and spills. Afterwards, the surface may be kept clean by mopping with a mild detergent solution. To restore the gloss, use Rustin’s Floor Shine. Worn areas may be re-coated once cleaned and sanded, to provide a key. It is not necessary to re-coat the whole floor.
Compatibility The coating may be used over Rustins Wood filler, or Wood Dye and wood may be bleached before coating, with Rustins Wood Bleach. Important. If any other products are used, such as timber treatments or other brands of dye, stain or paints, these must be tested first for compatibility.
Settlement STIR WELL BEFORE AND DURING USE. Satin finishes may dry glossy if not stirred.
Clean-Up Clean equipment immediately after use with Rustin’s Plastic Coating Thinners or Rustin’s Cellulose Thinners, as once hardened, the coating cannot be removed.