Synteko Hardwax Oil
Forget these mono coats, one coat really won’t last in New Zealand conditions and the way we treat our floors. Synteko Hardwax Oil is the next generation in penetrating oil floor coatings. This can be applied to all timber floors, especially suitable for high-traffic areas. Excellent wear-resistance, thanks to its high solids (100%) content, giving it good grain filling properties. There is a maintenance soap that is available at 4 Star flooring and the hard wax oil will need a maintenance coat applied to it depending on your traffic, sunlight, etc which in high-use areas may need to be done every 14-18 months.
Synteko Hardwax Oil is a matte finish only, made from renewable raw materials, cobalt-free, and no solvents resulting in it being VOC free. In addition to its good water resistance properties, provided it is applied correctly, it meets the RlO classification. Another advantage is that this oil can be tinted with Synteko Tinting Paste.
Synteko Hardwax Oil is similar to Synteko’s other penetrating oils being a non-film building finish. When applying this type of finish the object is to “work” the product into the wood fibres and not allow it to sit on top. The most common mistake with applying this type of product is either too much oil is left on the timber surface or insufficient oil is applied and the timber grain is sanded too finely.
A distinct feature of the Synteko Hardwax Oil is that there is a micro layer of organic wax on the surface, that is not overtly visible to the naked eye.