03. TREATEX HARDWAX OIL NATURAL
Treatex Hardwax Oil Natural is an interior wood finish produced on a base of natural sustainable raw materials including linseed oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, carnauba wax, candelilla wax and a small amount of white pigment.
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We advise that when using Natural Hardwax Oil, sufficient product is purchased to complete the project and when more than one tin is required it is advisable to mix them together before use. We strongly recommend a small trial application prior to starting a project.
Method 1 – as a base coat. Sand the surface to smooth bare wood using 80-120 grit sandpaper. Ensure that any previous finish has been fully removed. Remove dust, dirt and any other contaminates which may lead to uneven absorption of Natural Hardwax Oil. Make sure the surface to be treated is thoroughly dry. Stir tins and ensure product is at room temperature before use.
Method 2 – as a top coat. If you have applied a coat of Treatex Spruce Colour Tone within the last 24 hours then little preparation is needed. Make sure the previous coat is fully dry before overcoating with Natural Hardwax Oil. Remove dust, dirt, and any contaminates from the surface. Stir tins and ensure product is at room temperature before use.
Method 1 – as a base coat. Natural Hardwax Oil should not be used as a base coat on darker coloured timbers. To change the appearance of light coloured timbers as little as possible, brush (not roller) on a thin coat of Natural Hardwax Oil. To avoid a patchy finish it is important that the Natural base coat is applied evenly. To avoid overlap marks wipe the wet surface lightly with a lint free cloth to distribute the colour evenly. Allow to dry – maintaining warmth and ventilation will enable the surface to dry within 3-6 hours. Once dry, seal with two coats of Treatex Clear Hardwax Oil which is available in Matt, Satin or Gloss sheen levels.
Method 2 – as a top coat. For a brighter white seal our Spruce Colour Tone by using a brush or roller to evenly apply Natural Hardwax Oil allowing roughly 50ml per m². Allow to dry – maintaining warmth and ventilation will enable the surface to dry within 3-6 hours. Apply with a brush or roller a second coat of Natural Hardwax Oil, again allowing roughly 50ml per m². Allow to dry thoroughly overnight before the surface is lightly used. The surface will reach maximum hardness after a further 24 hours.
Natural Hardwax Oil is not a finish in its own right and should not be used on its own. If Natural Hardwax Oil is applied too thickly drying time will be increased. To speed up drying time raise the room temperature and increase air flow by opening doors, windows and using a fan.