This is the varnish that has the most benefits for the package. With a lifespan of more than ten years, it perfectly protects the ground and facilitates daily maintenance.
A few years ago, varnishes ("glazing") "warmed" the wood giving a wet appearance. This is absolutely not the case today, with water-based varnishes that respect the color of wood.
To change the natural appearance of the soil, it is possible to apply products to tint, whiten, ceruse... before using a clear varnish. The wear of the effect will be much less than using a varnish already tinted.
- The varnish is applied on a parquet floor or formerly varnished.
- The floor must be perfectly dry and there must not be too much dust in the room.
- After sanding, clean, dust and let stand.
- before and during the application, stir the varnish with a stick to homogenize well.
- Start with an angle, preferably facing the light and back to the exit.
- It will be necessary to apply two or three layers; the first can be achieved by a hard bottom or an underlayer.
|Undercoat||Hard bottom||Mat varnish varnish|
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Before vitrification of a parquet
The undercoat before vitrification and the stain-resistant hard bottom are two products that have the same function.
On old parquet, even perfectly sanded, or on new oak parquet, it is not uncommon to see the formation of colored spots on the surface of the wood, after application of the first layer of varnish. These spots are lifts of tannin.
To avoid this phenomenon, it may be applied before a colorless varnish, an undercoat or a stain-resistant hard bottom. All these products block the porosity of the wood, harden and even the fibers, while slightly warming the natural shade. They also have the property of facilitating the application of the varnish, which will be distributed in a more homogeneous way. The hard bottom can also be applied on a floor intended to be waxed.
A neat opening
Apply a varnish on the floor.
- If the varnish is applied too thin, the film will not be thick enough and the protection will be poor. The traces of the brush may appear and have a rough feel because the wood fibers remain visible.
- Avoid direct sunlight on the floor during application, by closing the shutters or curtains.
- If the varnish is applied on a waxed or oiled floor, it will not hold and peel off.
- The varnish reaches its optimal hardness in two weeks, during which the risk of scratching is increased.
Apply the varnish to the dry, dust-free floor using a soft bristle brush or a roller (12 mm bristles, special acrylic glaze).
Work in crossed layers, regular and garnished, finishing in the direction of the veins of the wood. The milky appearance of the product disappears as it dries.
Allow to dry for a minimum of two hours, then sand very lightly with medium-grain sandpaper. Dust carefully.
For optimum strength and a flawless finish, apply 3 coats (or 2 coats after the undercoat). Allow to dry 24 hours after the last coat.