Naked Floor Hard Wax Oil Application + Care

Before application read all instructions and fire warnings. 

Durable surface treatment protection for wood, cork and stone in the interior. Made by melting Carnauba Wax and colophonium resin into a mixture of linseed oil/tung oil. Linseed oil ensures a deep penetration of even the smallest wood pores thanks to a small molecule size and a long processing time.

SUITABILITY:

Suitable for interior application. Not suitable for humid rooms. We recommend applying a trial coat on a concealed spot first.

PROPERTIES:

  • Silky matte finish
  • Excellent permeation
  • Resistant to saliva and perspiration
  • Durable - dirt and water repellant
  • Transparent, honey tinge
  • Long, “open” processing time
  • Can be tinted up to 15% by weight with Unearthed Pigments

NOTE:

DO NOT pour directly onto surface. WIPE EXCESS OIL OFF AFTER 20-30 MINUTES. Room temperature during application must be at least 50°F.

PRECAUTIONS:

Use proper precautions when disposing of cloths soaked with Hard Wax Oil. Cloths used to apply the product must be spread out to dry in a firesafe location or sealed in an airtight glass container. Bunching the saturated cloth will increase the risk of self-ignition. Do not throw cloths soaked with Hard Wax Oil directly in the garbage. After dry, the cloths may be disposed of in the garbage.

TOOLS:

  • Quality brushes/rollers
  • Rags
  • Pan

YIELD:

We estimate about 420 sq. ft. of coverage per 2.5 liter can and 62 sq. ft. of coverage per 375 ml can.

PREP:

Wood should be clean, untreated, and sanded.

MIXING:

Stir Hard Wax Oil thoroughly to ensure a uniform consistency. Natural separation may occur.

PIGMENT:

If using pigment, measure out desired quantity (up to 15% by weight). Mix thoroughly into Hard Wax Oil with small handheld mixer.

APPLICATION:

Apply a thin coat of Hard Wax Oil with a cloth, brush, or roller. Do not apply too thickly, or pour directly onto surface. After the product has set for 20-30 minutes, polish the surface thoroughly with a dry, lint-free cloth until the treated surface shows an even, semi-gloss appearance. It is very important that no excess oil remains on the surface. Excess oil will lead to a rough, sticky surface. The oil should penetrate the wood and any excess should be removed during polishing.

Most applications require only one coat of Hard Wax Oil. Highly absorbent woods (i.e. soft woods such as pine) may require two coats. In some cases, the wood may become rough after the first coat. If the wood is rough, you should sand again before applying the second coat.

If desired, you can achieve a glossier finish with added durability by following with Unearthed Carnauba Wax Emulsion.

Use the surface gently for the first couple of days following application. Hard Wax Oil continues to harden for one month following application. Do not walk over the treated floor for the first 24 hours following application (and longer if you apply at colder temperatures). For the first month after application, do not use water to clean the floor- sweep or vacuum only.

CARE & REPAIR

For routine cleaning, sweep or use a vacuum with a wood floor attachment. Use lukewarm water to clean (never hot water), and use only soft, cotton wipes. For regular maintenance and cleaning use lukewarm water with Unearthed Carnauba Wax Emulsion. To remove dirt that will not come off with water and Carnauba Wax Emulsion, use gentle, natural soaps. Do not use microfiber cloths or pads, which will wear away the oil. Wipe away any liquid spills as soon as possible- do not allow them to dry on the surface.

Unlike conventional plastic floor finishes, Unearthed Hard Wax Oil can be easily spot repaired. Simply sand the area in need and reapply the Hard Wax Oil.

WARNING: RISK OF FIRE

This product contains natural oils that may self-ignite while drying! Use extreme care due to risk of fire. Cloths used to apply the product must be spread out to dry in a firesafe location or sealed in an airtight glass container. Bunching the saturated cloth will increase the risk of self-ignition. Do not throw cloths soaked with Hard Wax Oil directly in the garbage. After dry, the cloths may be disposed of in the garbage.

Never pour Hard Wax Oil onto a floor! If it is poured, there is a risk of it seeping through the floor into insulating materials below, which can result in fire.

 

Before application, read all instructions and fire warnings.