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Here is a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions about the application of our Oils of Natural Origin for Wood LIGNA. More specifically, our oil EASY-SOLO designed for the wooden floor.
A: Ligna oil is a third-generation oil. It contains up to 70% of resin and vegetal oil. The oil nourishes with the resins contained in the oil and penetrates in the first millimetres of the wood. By drying, the resins crystallize and bind together to form a durable and impermeable protective layer.
A: It all depends on how it has been maintained and the use of the surface. Using the Ligna maintenance products (composed of oils and vegetal wax) will delay the application of a refreshment coat. A thin layer of oil is necessary after 3 to 7 years. To refresh the finish with greater ease you can use LIGNA TANDEM – 2 on top of EASY-SOLO.
A: When the finish becomes dry, dull and rough
A: The EASY-SOLO oil can be polished mechanically with a white polishing pad or traditionally with your hands and arms. This opens the resins and adds a little gloss to your finish. Adding a second coat will also increase the gloss. Adding a second coat will darken the colour, we suggest applying the natural coloured oil.
A: The addition of a second coat of oil after 24 hours increases the colour by about 20% (maximum of two coats).
A: The oil dried on the surface. A thin layer should be applied and must be wiped after 5 to 10 minutes. By doing so, the new oil will penetrate the dried oil and remove any excess oil. If the surface is inaccurately wiped, it will remain sticky. To remedy the situation, add a small amount of oil on a cotton cloth and rub over the entire surface, in the direction of the wood grain. The oil will dilute the sticky resin, and the finish will become uniform.
A: Non-penetrated resins are crystallizing on the surface of the wood and not in the wood. You must wash your surface with Ligna oil diluent (Iso-Diluant) or a Citrus solvent to remove the sticky resin. You can then apply a very thin layer with a cotton cloth to uniformize the finish.
A: EASY-SOLO can be used on work surfaces such as kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. To increase the water resistance, we recommend applying two coats for this type of surface and to polish with a white polishing pad. For cutting surfaces used to slice meat, we recommend using a compatible oil for food surfaces, such as Bio-Supra (2 coats), Tung oil (6–8 coats).
A: Since this type of surface requires little protection against abrasion, we recommend using LIGNA PRONTO oil designed for less stressed surfaces. If you only have EASY-SOLO oil in your hand, this is not a problem. You can mix one part of ISO-DILUANT for four parts of EASY-SOLO oil. This makes the oil easier to apply.
A: Although some high-quality varnishes appear to be less maintenance than oil, you cannot only refresh the surface. It will require complete sanding which can be very expensive. To refresh with our monocoat oils, you simply have to clean and apply one coat of fresh oil to the top of your surface. A varnished finish may require up to 4 layers (stain and 3 coats), while with EASY-SOLO the surface is already stained and protected in only one application.
A: On an oiled floor, unlike a varnished floor, it is possible to do local repairs. Simply sand the scratched surface slightly and reapply oil. Make sure there is no oil on the untouched surface and wipe the excess oil of repair after 10 to 15 minutes. If your surface has been oiled for a few years, a slight difference in gloss may be discernible.
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