Preparing the Surface
For the best results, ensure the wood surface is clean, dry, and free from frost (with a maximum moisture content of 20%). Osmo Country Colour comes ready to use – no need to thin it. Before applying, give it a good stir. If possible, it’s a great idea to apply the first coat to all sides before installation.
Make sure to thoroughly clean old microporous stains. Complete removal of old paints and lacquers is necessary. And remember, wearing a dust mask during sanding is a good practice.
The final look of the surface is influenced by various factors, including the wood’s condition. So, it’s always wise to do a trial application, especially on surfaces you’re not familiar with.
If added protection against blue stains, rot, and insects is what you’re after, consider pre-treating the wood on all sides with Osmo WR Base Coat.
Applying the Finish
You have options for application: use an Osmo Flat Brush or an Osmo Microfibre Roller. Apply the finish thinly and evenly to the clean, dry wood, following the grain of the wood and spreading it well.
Allow the first coat to dry for about 10-12 hours in a well-ventilated space.
After it’s dried, apply a second coat – again, a thin layer is best.
For renovation projects, one coat on a clean, dry surface usually does the job.
Remember, the key is even application and patience. Your wood will thank you for the care!