Blanchon Wood-Ageing Agent
- Our Price
- £15.50+VAT each (£18.60)
(£18.60 inc. VAT)
The Blanchon Wood-Ageing Agent is designed to easily give new wood an aged or weathered appearance - providing a "patina" finish which highlights the natural wood grain.
Blanchon Wood-Ageing Agent is a single component, water-based and odourless product. It can be applied on all types of parquet, wood floor, woodwork, wood panelling, etc. Application is easy, making it ideal for large surfaces (such as wooden floors), with its versatility allowing you to achieve a wide range of decorative effects from light "weathered" looks to darker "old cottage" finishes.
Blanchon Wood-Ageing Agent can be coated with all types of solvent-based finishes (wood floor sealers, varnishes, oils, waxes and polishes). To obtain countless "patina" and "ambiance" effects, it is recommended to be used with Blanchon Hard Waxoil or Blanchon Solid'Oil.
Wood-Ageing Agent is currently available in 10 finishes - all which can be mixed together to easily obtain pure, pastel or "to match" colours. The white colour does not age the wood on its own but is useful to obtain pastel colours by mixing it with other colours. The use of the colourless is necessary to dilute whilst sustain the ageing effect.
Approximately 12 to 15m2 per litre, depending on the desired effect and the wood species.
Blanchon Wood-Ageing Agent should only be applied onto clean wood which is free of any traces of wax, varnish, sealer, paint, etc.
The effect of Wood-Ageing Agent can be enhanced or strengthened by various mechanical actions (small impacts, brushing in the direction of the grain, fine scratches, etc.) performed before application. The most positive impact on a wood will be obtained if the surface has been brushed (stainless steel or brass brush) in the direction of the grain. For a softer contrast, the surface needs to be carefully stripped.
Carefully remove all traces of dust.
The Ageing Agent should only be used in well ventilated areas - away from plants and aquariums. For delicate veneers or fragile types of wood, a test should be carried out on a hidden area.
Stir well prior to use. Apply the product neatly using a short-haired roller, using a brush for the edges and small areas. A uniform and even coat should be applied thinly in the direction of the wood grain.
Work lightly with a lint-free cotton cloth. This method will provide a perfect and even finish.
After drying, it is possible to touch up small areas to add more colour. Use a white pad and a small amount of the desired colour or overcoat using a white pad and the Colourless Wood-Ageing Agent.
For a lighter effect, the colourless Wood-Ageing Agent should be used in order to keep the "aged" effect. For pastel effects, dilute the desired colour with white Wood-Ageing Agent. For stronger colour, apply a second coat.
For larger areas, it is highly recommended that a buffing machine fitted with a white or beige pad is used. This will ensure the optimum effect.
Apply the Wood-Ageing Agent as per the label (do not pour on the floor) and even out with the buffing machine. If the product has dried, dampen slightly with a spray filled with colourless Wood-Ageing Agent (to lighten the colour) or the original colour (to strengthen the colour).
For areas where several bottles are required, it is recommended to pour them all into the same bucker before using the product.
The patina effect is dependant on how the product is applied. To achieve an even appearance the product should be applied evenly and wiped off as recommended. To obtain "mottlings", apply evenly in the direction of the wood grain and allow to dry without wiping off. The effect will appear progressively during the drying process. The more product applied, the more the effect will be.
Use Of Finish
Re-coat with the finishing product after at least 8 hours. For best results, coat with Blanchon Hard Waxoil or SolidOil. For water-based finishing products, it is compulsory to fix the Wood-Ageing Agent with Blanchon PrimOil (which may change the colour).
In any case, a light sanding should be carried out after the first coat of finishing product (primer or not): do not sand the Wood-Ageing Agent as this could alter the colour in places. It is recommended to carry out the sanding with a fine grit before the final coat of finishing product.