Java has been our biggest selling oil since the year dot, with countless of you choosing it time and time again. A superb, hard wearing traditional finish for medium and hardwood timber floors and joinery. A velvet finish with an orange aroma, fully maintainable for the life of the floor. Java resin oil penetrates deeply into the grain, strengthening timber from within. The blend of tree resins and plant oils ensures a robust finish which properly maintained using the ‘microwax’ system should provide a floor for life. Perhaps the best advantage of an oiled floor is that it mellows and improves with age. You should never have to sand the room again. The natural finish is particularly suited to New Zealand’s ‘Character’ style homes. Java resin oil is very straight forward to apply and delightful to use. Coverage: 12-15 sqm/L
What to expect with an oiled floor: Initial imperfections and variances are normal with oil finishes. These are usually caused by differing absorption rates between floor boards. Be sure to wipe back any surface oil which is apparent as shiny patches, before the oil ‘tacks off’. Controlling temperature, humidity and air exchange has a large bearing on the dry time and initial appearance of natural oil finishes.
Most important is to be secure in the knowledge that an oiled floor will improve with time. Blemishes, scratches and variations will even out, gaining a rich patina, like an old, cherished, church floor. Adding Microwax to your wash water when damp mopping, enhances this natural change and Microwax can be used at any time to cloth out surface marks.
Java Resin Oil is a ‘water resistant’ finish not ‘water proof’, when fully cured (4-6 weeks). Certain timbers, particularly Matai and Rimu are particularly subject to water spotting and extra care should be taken to ensure the timber has absorbed sufficient oil to fill the grain to the surface. Water droplets should not be left to sit on the surface. In some cases (particularly Matai) the hardness of the heart timber combined with the inherent resin in the boards can prevent sufficient oil from absorbing and thus not give adequate protection from water staining. In this instance we recommend a further topcoat of ‘Java High Solid Oil’ followed by extra treatments of ‘Microwax’. Over twenty years we have provided oils for thousands of timber floors and the vast majority obtain a beautiful resilient finish. All timbers vary and as we have no control over the timber, the preparation, or the application; we can not provide any assurances or guarantees. We make samples readily available, so please test first.
Please note: All natural products are affected by the sun. Excessive amounts of strong sunlight and UV rays will have a detrimental affect on wooden floors, possibly changing the colour and drying out the timber. The most dramatic change is usually within the first 6 months of application. It is recommended that rugs and furniture be moved periodically to avoid areas of uneven colour. The affects of UV can be greatly reduced by choosing window treatments which minimalise the transmission of ultra violet light from the sun. A less common issue but one to be aware of is, the possible effect of ‘Dark Yellowing’ on all oil based finishes. This can be caused by a reaction to Ammonia in areas of low ventilation and by the absence of sunlight under rugs and behind pictures. Ammonia is released from many wall paints when drying, and also from certain cleaners and household products.
30ml Sample : $2.00 (order sample here)
1 Litre : $63.50
4 Litre : $227.00
10 Litre : $462.00
Brief: Superb, hard wearing traditional oil finish for medium and hardwood timber floors and joinery. A velvet finish with an orange aroma, fully maintainable for the life of the floor.
Use: For interior/exterior solid timber, particle board, plywood and slate.
Easy to apply 2/3 coat system, no primer required, pleasant citrus fragrance during application and curing. Contains no biocides nor preservatives and is safe for man, animal and plant when dry. Safe for children’s toys.
Preparation: The surface must be dry, clean and free of grease. Special care should be taken to remove any dust from the pores of the timber.
New surfaces : Sanding must be even and completed to a high standard. The final sand should be fine using a 120 grade paper.
Renovated surfaces : Old, well preserved oil coatings should be thoroughly cleaned and given a light sand. Apply 1 to 2 coats of floor oil. Old damaged and weathered coatings should be completely removed and then treated as a new surface.
Application: Apply the resin oil sparingly and evenly, using a paint brush, roller or suitable applicator.
Remove any excess oil which has not penetrated after 10-20 minutes (visible as shiny areas), using a clean, absorbent cloth. For large areas use an old towel on the end of a broom.
Let dry for 12 hours between coats. Depending on the timber, several applications of resin oil should be applied. A typical floor will require two coats of oil.
Heavy traffic areas are best treated with three coats.
A final coat of undiluted ‘natur microwax’ is optional and can be applied to give the floor a slightly richer patina. The easiest way to buff the microwax is to put a clean towel on the end of a broom and buff firmly in the direction of the grain.
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. Do not pour oil residue into the sewer. Let the remnants dry out and dispose of with your domestic rubbish collection, ‘flammable products’.
Do not crumple soaked rags (otherwise spontaneous combustion may occur).
Cleaning: Clean Brushes and rollers in citrus thinners or turpentine, followed by warm soapy water.
Maintenance: Use ‘natur microwax’ (4 capfuls into 5L water) as your cleaning agent when damp mopping. This will continue to feed the floor and properly maintained, you will have a floor for life. ‘natur microwax’ can be used undiluted at any time to add a patina and to increase water resistance, (recommended for kitchen areas).
Composition: Pharmaceutically refined Isoparafin, linseed oil, linseed stand oil, rezinene oil, tung stand oil, carnauba wax, dammar, zinc-chalk colophony, glycerine ester, lead free dryer.