How To Apply Blanchon Original Wood Environment
A request we often receive these days is to provide a finish that will not only protect your floor, but will also keep it looking as close to its natural a colour as possible.
The best product for this job is Blanchon Wood Floor Oil Environment.
Offering the same great protection as a hard wax oil, this product is available in four individual finishes. These are: Rough Timber, Natural, Ultra Matt and Bare Timber. If you would like to see the differences between these finishes on an oak board, you can do so by clicking here.
We have created this mini guide and video to show you step by step how to apply Blanchon Original Wood Environment.
( To download a printable pdf version of this guide, click here)
What You Will Need
- Blanchon Original Wood Environment (A 5 Litre tin will cover 15-25 square metres with three coats)
- Vacuum Cleaner/Brush
- Fine Grain Sandpaper (120 Sandpaper Recommended)
- Natural Bristle Brush/Short-Hair Roller
1. Cleaning/Sanding The Unfinished Surface
Start by sanding down to bare wood.
After which, a light sand with fine, 120 grain sandpaper will help to remove any rougher edges.
2. Remove All Traces Of Dust
Once the surface is smooth, remove any traces of dust or dirty particles using a vacuum cleaner or brush. Any particles that are not removed could contaminate the oil once it is applied.
3. Application Of First Coat
Now that the surface has been successfully prepared, you can now apply the oil.
The oil is supplied ready to use and should not be diluted. Shake well before use.
Using a short-haired roller or brush, apply the oil along the grain. This coat should be applied thinly and evenly.
As the oil levels itself immediately, it does not have to be worked into the wood for long.
If you have applied the oil with a short-hair roller, you should use a brush or graining brush for the edges.
Continue this process until the whole area has been covered.
Depending on climatic conditions, the oil should take only around 20 minutes to dry.
4. Application Of Second Coat
Under normal temperatures, wait at least an hour before applying the second coat.
Apply the second coat should in the same way as the first.
Once again depending on the climatic conditions, the oil should only take around 20 minutes to dry.
5. Light Sanding
Prior to the final coat, we recommend a light sanding to remove any rougher patches in the wood. It will also provide a superb and easy to maintain final finish.
Do this using fine grain sandpaper, lightly working your way across the finished area.
Once complete, remove all traces of dust.
6. Application Of Final Coat
With the light sanding now complete, the third and final coat can now be applied.
As with previous coats, apply thinly using a short-hair roller or brush.
Finally, leave the oil to dry for at least another hour.