Bona Craft OIl 2K Ash
Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L Review
You invested heavily getting your wood floor. After all, it comes with plenty of benefits to the interior space. Take the aesthetic appeal for instance. Wood accentuates the ambience, with different species each coming with their own grain patterns, swirls and colourations, which add a touch of elegance to the establishment. Then there’s that natural look and feel. The soothing tone that’s pleasant to the eyes, and make the premises warm and inviting. But that’s not all. Wood also literally adds to the warmth of the building. It a stronger insulator compared to other flooring types. This enables it to reduce the amount of heat loss from the building, cutting down your costs of running your air conditioning system. Then there’s the improved sound properties. With a properly installed wood floor, you won’t have to worry about echoes bouncing around the building, and it even reduces sound reverberation, hence dampening noise levels. Moreover, going for wood floors is making an eco-friendly choice by itself. It is a carbon neutral product, and also the demand for the flooring has led to numerous certified sustainable forests being set up, hence contributing to efforts to reduce the greenhouse effect. Add to this the durability. Wood can last as long as the building in which it is installed. However, there’s a catch- it needs to be properly maintained. This will enable you to protect it and enjoy the full spectrum of its benefits. That’s where the Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L comes in.
What You Get From The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L
1. High performance
The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L is formulated using a blend of modified vegetable oils to provide enhanced impregnation and protect your wood floor for longer. It seeps into the wood and hardens, adding to the solidity within the floor. The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L also delivers water and stain resistance, thus enabling the wood to handle the demands of daily life- from the foot traffic and items getting dropped, to preventing food and drink spills from forming permanent stains in the wood. Moreover, you can overcoat it with the different versions of Bona Traffic in order to further enhance these attributes.
2. Aesthetic appeal
It’s also about the elegance. The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L comes in 6 colours- Pure, Graphite, Ash, Frost, Umbra and Clay. You get to accentuate the elegance of the wood floor depending on your particular taste. Moreover, the oil reduce the yellowing effect from the sun, enabling you to enjoy the beauty of the surface for longer. The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L works with numerous kinds of wood species, even Cherry and Walnut. You can also use it on more wood surfaces around the establishment such as cabinets, as the high solids content allows upright application using a squeegee or roller.
You want to protect your floor without damaging the biodiversity around you. You don’t want your kids and pets being exposed to harmful compounds. With the Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L, you won’t have to worry about that. Its formulation contains very minimal volatile organic compounds (VOCs), in fact less than 4%.They also dissipate off fast as the oil dries. This ensures that the indoor air quality of the establishment is not affected. Moreover, it is EN 71-3 complainant. The safety levels of the Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L are such that you can even apply it on your children’s toys, and even countertops.
4. Fast drying
The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L saves you time when it comes to the drying process. While other oil treatments put the floor out of commission for days, with this product the surface will be ready to handle light traffic in just 24 hours after application. This is at 20 C and 60% RH. Exotic woods, plus those that are under lower temperatures, will take a little longer.
The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L enables you to cut your floor maintenance costs in various ways. Firstly, it is affordably priced. Secondly, with a high solids content of 96-98% (depending on colour), fewer coats are needed for each application. Hence, you get to cover more area with less product. In fact, a single litre can cover 20 m2 of floor space, a factor that is also determined by the specific type of wood in your establishment. Since it’s also a quality product protecting your floor, you get to avoid damages and coughing up loads of capital in future repairs and replacements.
How To Use The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L
First, you need to ensure that the floor is ready to receive the treatment. The wood should be acclimated to the environment, sanded, clean and dry. Contaminants like dust and smudges will affect the quality of the results. Once the surface it ready, you can proceed with these steps:
1. Shake the container thoroughly. This will ensure that the product is well distributed.
2. Apply the Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L onto the surface, in a thin coat. You can use different equipment, such as a stainless steel trowel, a Bona WoolPad, or even a rubber padded applicator that is oil resistant.
3. Allow 15-30 minutes drying time.
4. Apply the second coat, until the surface is saturated. This basically means that the wood is unable to absorb any more oil.
5. Buff the surface. While doing this, follow alternate directions. For those using a buffing machine you can set it at 150revs/minute.
6. Use cotton cloths to remove the excess oil on the surface.
7. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours.
8. Clean the tools used with white spirit.
For best results, it is recommended that you use a Bona WoolPad and buff at 300 rev/min, after 6-18 hours from when the final coat was applied. In case a section of the floor looks patchy, you won’t have to redo everything. Simply add some of the Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L onto a cotton cloth, place it under your buffing machine and pass it over the area. Leave it to dry for one hour, and buff again. Note that the number of coats of the Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L applied onto the floor depends on the type of wood. However, 1-2 coats are usually enough.
DOs And DON’Ts Of The Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L
DO use clean cloths for the buffing.
DO wait 1-2 days after application before you furnish the room.
DON’T cover the surface with a carpet or clean using wet methods until the Bona Craft Oil 2K Ash – 1.25L coats have completely cured, which will take around 1 week.