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THE OILED WOOD MAINTENANCE CYCLE – EXTREMO AND GENERIO

27 August 2021

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This article is devoted to STEP-3 • EXTREMO and to STEP-4 • GENERIO of the OILED WOOD MAINTENANCE CYCLE.  If your oiled surface does not show any stains or wear, you can consult the article on STEP-1 • SOLIA and STEP-2 • SOLIA+.

THE OILED WOOD MAINTENANCE CYCLE – SOLIA AND SOLIA+

Depending on the use of your oiled wood surface, you will not need to refresh the finish for 3 to 7 years for a floor and 8 to 15 years for a wall or for furniture. To enjoy a better and longer-lasting surface, complete the OILED WOOD MAINTENANCE CYCLE below:

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STEP-3 • EXTREMO – INTENSIVE CLEANER FOR OILED WOOD

EXTREMO  is the magic eraser of the LIGNA® family.  It removes the tougher stains that SOLIA or SOLIA+ have not been able to overcome.  It also removes the black marks left by shoes as well as the white marks created by an over-accumulation of protective wax.

It is designed to clean an entire surface, but it can still be used locally, gently.  For local stains, it should be used with a mop or cloth.  Over a large area, you can apply it using a polisher with a red pad before refreshing your surface with oil.

If after using EXTREMO; if you see a difference in the lustre, you can make a local correction with SOLIA+ or GENERIO.

EXTREMO intensive cleaner is only used occasionally! Its application removes some of the original oil.  It removes traces of grease or wax to allow the penetration of GENERIO maintenance oil or a coat of refreshing oil.


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STEP-4 • GENERIO – MAINTENANCE OIL FOR OILED WOOD

GENERIO is a waterborne hybrid product.  In other words, it’s a water-based oil (sounds strange, but true).  It is not a cleaner, but rather a maintenance oil that will give your surface a boost.

Using GENERIO allows your floor to stay beautiful longer by adding a very thin mist of oil to fill in wear and tear on the surface.  It revitalizes your wood by giving a lustre a little more of a satin gloss than the SOLIA+ without needing to polish it.  It is applied to a clean surface previously washed with EXTREMO to allow good absorption of the product.  Its hybrid composition results in a quick drying time.  It comes with a ready-to-use spray for ease of application.

Using GENERIO will save you time and money by extending the life of the finishing oil applied to your surface.

Why not use GENERIO weekly? Since it is designed to dry quickly, applying it too frequently can create a surface film.  This product is designed to penetrate the wood.  Apply no more than a light mist and use a slightly damp mop to even it out.  If the surface scratches easily after two hours, you have applied too much GENERIO. Simply remove the product with EXTREMO and repeat the procedure by applying less GENERIO.


In conclusion, the OILED WOOD MAINTENANCE CYCLE consists of 4 steps. Depending on the wear and tear of your surface, either new or worn, you will follow STEPS 1 and 2 or STEPS 3 and 4. If you see it is time to apply a refreshing oil, we have a perfect item for you:

HOW TO REFRESH AN OILED RESIDENTIAL FLOOR!


If you are concerned about the maintenance of your wood floor, give us a call! It will be our pleasure to advise you.

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