– Ensure the wood surface is clean, dry, and free from frost (moisture content should not exceed 18%).
– Osmo Spray-Wax is ready to use and should not be thinned. Stir it well before use.
– Thoroughly clean old microporous stains. Remove old paints and lacquers completely. Always wear a dust mask during sanding.
– Fill small cracks, larger joints, or holes in the wood with Osmo Wood Filler.
– Carefully sand wood surfaces, starting with coarse sandpaper and finishing with P 120-150 grit for flooring or P 220-240 grit for furniture.
– Remove sanding dust with a broom or vacuum cleaner before oiling the surface.
– Note that the finished surface can be influenced by various factors, including the wood’s condition. Therefore, a trial application is recommended, especially for unfamiliar surfaces.
Method of Application:
1. First Coat:
– Use a cup spray gun, RP Technology, or Airless/Airmix.
– The application amount depends on factors like wood species and sanding grade, but it’s typically around 35-40 g/m² (3010 Natural: 20-25 g/m²).
– Ensure good ventilation while drying.
– Sand with a minimum of P220 sanding grit in between coats.
2. Second Coat:
– Apply with the same method as the first coat, and the application amount is similar (35-40 g/m²).
– The choice of Spray-Wax for the second coat depends on your desired surface result:
a) Top coat with Spray-Wax 3010 Natural for a slightly white coloration.
b) Top coat with Spray-Wax 3084 Clear for a “like untreated” look.
– Alternatively, Osmo Spray-Wax can also be applied with a brush or cloth.
– Cup spray gun: Spray pressure approx. 2.5 – 3.5 bar, Nozzle approx. 1.3 – 2.0mm.
– RP (Reduced Pressure) Technology: Spray pressure approx. 1.6 – 2.0 bar, Nozzle approx. 1.6 – 1.8mm.
– Airless/Airmix: Parameters may vary based on equipment and conditions.
– Clear Spray-Waxes enhance the natural tone of wood (permanent wet effect).
– For cabinet interiors and drawers, apply a maximum of one thin coat with a cloth.
– For color treatment, use Osmo Oil Stain as a base coat.
– For dark woods and hardwoods rich in extractives, consider Osmo Wood Wax Finish Clear Extra Thin or Polyx®-Oil 2K PURE. A trial application is advisable.
Wood Surface Maintenance:
– Maintain wood surfaces treated with Spray-Wax by removing debris with a broom or vacuum cleaner.
– For cleaning, add Osmo Wash and Care concentrate to mop water and clean the surface with a damp (not wet) mop.
– For refreshing and intensive cleaning, use Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner when necessary.
– To achieve a higher gloss level, apply Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner thinly and polish when dry.
– Avoid using general or multi-purpose cleaners, as they may increase the frequency of maintenance and recoating.
– Allow the finish to fully cure before heavy usage.
– Regular Cleaning: Dust mopping using the green Dust-Mop from the Osmo Mop Cleaning Kit for Floors. Damp mopping using Osmo Wash and Care or Osmo Spray-Mop.
– Occasional Maintenance: Perform intensive cleaning and refreshing using Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner or Osmo Maintenance Oil.
– Recoating: Simply re-apply one coat onto the clean and dry surface when signs of wear become visible.