For oiling a wood floor in a large open room at home or in a business, the most economical size of Woca Master Floor Oil, White will be the 5 liter container to get the most coverage out of each unit. Woca Master Floor Oil, White will yield a 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. Applied in two coats, the first coat of Woca White 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 5 liter bottle of Woca Master Oil, White to cover 500 to 650 square feet of flooring in the first coat. It's best to buy an additional bottle of 5 liter Woca Master Oil White, or an extra smaller 1L or 2.5L container, if coverage for your specific floor is close to the maximum coverage for the 5-liter size of oil.
The WOCA Master Floor Oil White is mainly used on light wood species and enhances the natural airy feeling of the wood and protect the natural light colour. Application of WOCA Master Floor Oil - White (formerly by Trip Trap) may be used on all unfinished, freshly sanded and newly laid wood floors in all wood species including untreated and lye primed wood such as interior wood floors, wood stairs, wood panels, and wood furniture.Coverage:
5 liters of oil for every 500 - 650 sq ft depending on the wood species.Preparing the Wood Floor:
Unfinished wood should be freshly sanded with grit 100-120. Clean the floor with WOCA Wood Cleaner mixed with 2 gallons of warm water + 6.4 ounces (just over 3/4 cup) of Wood Cleaner. Use the high quality WOCA Swep Mop, which has no loose ends. The wood floor must be completely dry and free from dirt and grease before the WOCA oil application. Recommended moisture maximum 12%. The oiling is made at minimum 18 degree C.Application Directions:
Oil Application Tips:
- Shake WOCA Floor Oil container well before and during use. Choose your starting area and pour oil into a paint tray. Apply the Master Oil with a (short-haired) 3/8-inch nap paint roller and extension pole. Roll the oil as if you are painting the floor. Continue to spread oil until you coat 200-250 square feet. Let the oil sit for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the wood floor to absorb oil into the open pores. During this period, move oil around in the treated area as you notice dry spots. When finished, rest your roller in the paint tray or on the cardboard.
- With a red 3M (or similar colorfast) pad under a 175 rpm buffer, wet buff the oiled area slowly for several minutes. This continues to force oil into open pores. Buff until floor is completely saturated with oil, which means that some excess oil must be visible on the surface when finished. Shut off the buffer in the wet area, remove the wet pad and place it on a piece of cardboard.
- With a squeegee, pull all of the oil off of the treated area and onto the next work area. Walk over the oiled floor and with lint free rags wipe up any standing oil. Wipe along walls, corners and door frames, even if no oil residue is visible. If you have beveled planks or cracks between planks, wipe these also if you see excess oil. To speed up removal of excess oil, consider placing a WOCA Polishing Cloth under a clean pad and use the buffer to remove any residue.
- Place a white 3M (or similar) pad under the buffer. Immediately after removing excess oil from the work area, polish the oiled floor. Make at least two slow passes over the area. Wipe up any oil spots that you see while polishing. When finished, the oiled area should have a silky appearance and no oil residue on top of the floor. If you walk on the oiled area after polishing, buff away your foot prints.
- Repeat the process until the floor is completed. After finishing a room, inspect the floor carefully. If necessary, polish the entire floor once more with a clean white pad.
- When using Woca Master Oil White (or Natural), allow the oil to pre-harden, dry enough to walk on without leaving foot prints, for 5 to 6 hours before applying the top coat. When using Color Oil allow 5 to 6 hours when top coating with the same Color Oil or 20 to 24 hours when top coating with Maintenance Oil Paste. High humidity and cool temperatures may increase the drying time.
- To prevent "bleed back", wipe up oil between floor boards with gaps or bevels before polishing with the white pad.
- If you must quit the oiling process, 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 a "shiny" spot 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 overspray on previously oiled areas. Overlap work areas during the polishing process to remove any overspray 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.
- You should use 1 liter of Woca Master Floor Oil White for every 120 to 180 sq ft, depending on the wood species.
- It will take a 2 man crew approximately 2 and a half hours of work time per 1,000 square feet.
Rags, pads and other waste soaked with oil may catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately after use place all rags, pads, or waste in a sealed, water-filled metal container for prompt and proper disposal.Woca Master Oil Safety Information Document