Ronseal Water-Borne Floor Seal is a single pack, technically advanced high build finish which provides long term protection, whilst highlighting the natural beauty of wooden floors. Water-Borne Floor Seal is suitable for use on softwood and hardwood as well as cork, chipboard and most wood composite flooring. It can be used on new and previously sealed (but not pre-finished) floors after suitable preparation.
Quick dry – 2 hours
Scratch, knock and scuff resistant
Ronseal Water-Borne Floor Seal should only be applied to clean, dry substrates free from dust, dirt, wax, maintenance product residue, grease or anything that will inhibit good adhesion. Oily hardwoods and knots should be cleaned with a ‘sharp’ solvent. The use of knotting solution under Water-Borne Floor Seal is not recommended.
As Ronseal Water-Borne Floor Seal provides a transparent finish any marks, blemishes or stains will be apparent after treatment.
Do not use wire wool for surface preparation.
Punch in all nails and fill holes with an appropriate shade of Ronseal Multi-Purpose Wood filler. Thoroughly sand the floor with a machine sander in the direction of the grain, back to clean, bright wood. Wood block floors should be sanded twice in two directions at right angles to each other.
120 grade sandpaper should be used for final sanding. Round off any sharp edges. Wipe over with a ‘sharp’ solvent and allow to dry thoroughly.
To colour floors prior to sealing, use Ronseal Floor Dye available in a range of natural wood shades. Refer to the relevant product data sheets.
Previously Varnished Floors
Ensure that the surface is clean and free from wax, polish or other contaminants. Thoroughly abrade to form a key using 120 grade sandpaper or wet and dry paper. Remove dust by vacuuming and wipe over with a ’sharp’ solvent and allow to dry. Varnish in poor condition should be completely removed.
Test a small area first for coating adhesion and/or compatibility prior to treating the whole floor.
Application and Thinning
Thoroughly shake container and allow to settle for a few minutes before use. Apply in warm, well ventilated conditions, do not apply below 100C.
Use a lamb’s wool or synthetic applicator or roller. Do not thin. Avoid over rigorous application.
To ensure good coverage use the applicator to spread the seal evenly and smoothly over the floor, taking care to avoid ponding or excessively thick areas of seal. If required the seal may be lightly sanded between coats.
Prior to application of the final coat, lightly de-nib with an appropriate grade abrasive paper, remove dust by vacuuming.
Always check adhesion prior to application by applying to a small test area.