Livos Ardvos Wood Oil
A great versatile wood oil for general use to finish all solid interior wood. Safe for use on food items and children's toys. Dries to a water repellent satin finish that is easy to maintain and repair.
Suitable: for softwoods and hardwoods. For interior timber trim, furniture and floors, plus wooden chopping boards and children's toys.
Not suitable for use on plywood due to the potential of penetration affecting the glues.
Appearance: is a rich enhancement of the timber colouring and grain. Dries to a satin finish.
available in clear only. This has a light honey tone.
Odour: is a mild linseed smell when applying and for a little while afterwards. When dry no ongoing odour. If using inside cupboards there must be good ventilation and air flow during the curing time to allow the linseed odour to dissipate.
Durability: is good. Can be used in high traffic areas and is stain and water repellant. However similar to most wood finishes it is advisable to wipe up spills as soon as possbile. Scratches and stains can be repaired quite well by scrubbing with Trena, then sanding and re-oiling.
Vapour Permeability: is good. Allows the wood to breath.
Application: Apply with a cloth on furniture, and lambswool applicator on floors. Allow to penetrate for 10 - 15 mins then wipe off excess till touch dry. Dry thoroughly over night and repeat for second coat. See fulll application instructions below. Apply 2 coats on furniture or trim, and 3 coats on floors.
Drying: is dependent on good airflow over the surface. Always get as much ventilation and airflow during drying. Apply in temperatures above 12 degrees C. Allow a day between each coat to dry and do not apply the next coat if it is still tacky.
Allow a couple of days to dry after the final coat before allowing any traffic on a floor. Doesnt cure to full hardness for 5 - 6 weeks so care needs to be taken to avoid water and heavy traffic on a floor during this time.
Coverage: Generally 1L is sufficient for 2 or 3 coats on approximately 11sq.m. However this may vary with different timbers. The first coat will absorb the most oil - allow 17sq.m/L, the second coat a lot less - allow 42sq.m/L, and the third coat requires only a very small amount - allow 106sq.m/L.
Coats: 2 coats is generally sufficient on timber trim and furniture. Apply an extra coat on table tops and floors.