Oiling a small area of wood flooring is likely well proportioned to the one liter size of Woca Master Floor Oil, Natural that will provide a clear, natural, hard wearing and water resistant coating on the wood floor. Master Oil is the first layer of oil applied to an oil finished hardwood floor to protect it against dirt and wear and can be applied to unfinished, freshly sanded and newly laid wood floors in all wood species including untreated and lye primed wood such as interior wood floors and wood stairs. Applied in two coats, the first coat of Woca Natural Master Oil will soak into the freshly prepared wood. The second coat of Master Oil will fill in where the oil is needed requiring less for complete coverage. Figure for each 1 liter of Woca Master Oil, Natural to cover 100 to 150 square feet of flooring in the first coat and 400-700 square feet in the second coat. It's best to buy an additional bottle of 1 liter Woca Master Oil Natural if coverage for your specific floor is close to the maximum coverage.Coverage:
1 liter of oil for every 100 to 150 sq ft first coat, depending on the wood species. 1 liter of oil for every 400-700 sf second coat.
Woca Master Color Oils Safety Data Sheet
Woca Master Color Oil Application InstructionsApplication Overview:
Prepare floor for Master Color Oil by sanding with 100-120 grit sandpaper and clean wood with Woca Intensive Wood Cleaner
. When applying oil, work in small sections and repeat process to complete application. Read complete Woca Master Color Oil Application Instructions
prior to starting floor oiling project.
Oil soaked rags, pads and cloths can cause a fire if not properly stored and disposed of. Soak used oiling materials in water and dispose of in a sealed, water-filled bucket in accordance with local regulations.
- Apply oil with a paint tray and roller. Use paint brush as needed for edges and corners. Let the oil sit for 10 minutes.
- Polish the area with a low speed floor machine and red 3M pad until area is completely saturated.
- Use a polishing cloth under a clean red pad on floor machine to buff off excess oil. Hand wipe edges and corners.
- Wait 12 hours then apply second coat of oil using 1oz oil poured onto the floor and polish with white 3M pad on floor machine.
- Buff all excess oil from floor with Woca polishing cloth attached to a clean white 3M pad.
- Stay off floor for 24 hours then allow light traffic only.
- Do not expose the oil treated wood floor to water for 5 days.
- Allow a full 5-7 days for complete cure before cleaning floor with Woca Soap or Woca Oil Refreshing Soap.
Wood floor must be completely dry and free from dirt and grease before the Woca oil application. Recommended moisture maximum 12%.
- To prevent "bleed back", wipe up oil between floor boards with gaps or bevels before polishing with the white pad.
- If you must stop the oiling process before job is complete, pick a logical place to stop. Tape off adjoining planks if necessary before oiling and wipe up any oil that may get on bare wood or you will get "shiny" spots when you continue the oiling. Never stop in the middle of a floor as you will get overlap marks with different sheen levels.
- When polishing the floor with the white pad, check for "spray" on previously oiled areas. Overlap work areas during the polishing process to remove any "spray" residue.
- Change pads as they become tacky or dirty. You can use both sides.
- Once you get used to the amount of buffer time that is necessary to do a section, increase or decrease the work area to get a rotation going where you do not have any down time.
- Application will take 1 person approx 1 hour per 1,000 sq ft per coat.
- Keep a piece of cardboard handy to rest wet pads and tools on.
- Place oil soaked materials into a bucket of water or in a metal container with a lid, as they can self-ignite. Proper disposal of pads, rags & other application materials is critical.
- Do not walk on the wet oil with sneakers (If wearing sneakers, put plastic shopping bags over your shoes).
- Work with small amounts of oil until you are comfortable with the procedure.
- Remove the center circle from the buffer pads before use. Keep these to do hand work.
- Shake the oil well before and during use.
- Polish the floor until the oil does not continue to spread as you pass the buffer back and forth across the work area. The finished floor should appear silky with an even look with no spray or oil droplets visible. Pour more oil onto the floor as needed and continue polishing. Overlap work areas to ensure an even finish.