Item No. 11004
Sizes: 1 Litre, 2.5 Litres
Easy to apply
Should not be used on darker timbers
Meets with VOC emissions regulations
Tinted with natural pigments
Keeps lighter timbers from warming when Hardwax Oil is applied
Suitable for: Internal use
Recommended timbers: Lighter coloured timbers e.g. Oak, Pine, Ash, Beech, Birch, Maple, Sycamore etc.
Applications: Floors, doors, stairs, worktops, woodturning etc.
Natural Hardwax Oil contains a small amount of white pigment which allows it to be used in two different ways:
1. Base coat:
If you prefer to protect light timbers whilst changing the unfinished colour as little as possible then Treatex Natural Hardwax Oil can be applied as a base coat underneath two coats of Treatex Clear Hardwax Oil to neutralise the warming effect.
2. Top coat:
For a purer white, seal Spruce Colour Tone with two coats of Natural Hardwax Oil. When Treatex Clear Hardwax Oil is applied on top of our Spruce Colour Tone it can have a slight yellowing effect on the colour.
Natural Hardwax Oil is not a complete finish in its own right and should not be used on its own
1L will cover approximately 20m² in one coat depending on the timber and method of application.
2.5L will cover approximately 50m² in one coat depending on the timber and method of application.
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 (see: Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear).
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. Treatex rollers and brushes are available. Alternatively, use a short gloss pile roller or good quality brush. Wet brushes and rollers can be cleaned using white spirit.