Can I stain the floor a different colour?
Yes, with Osmo Wood Wax Finish. Apply the product with a firm brush, allow it
to work in for a few minutes and then wipe off the excess with a cloth,
following the grain of the wood. Leave the floor to dry overnight, ensuring that
there is good ventilation and then apply one or two thin coats of Polyx-Oil to
What happens if I damage part of my floor?
Unlike many of the traditional lacquers, damaged areas on floors treated with
our products can be sanded and retreated with the same products without any
Is there anything special to watch out for when treating
Some hardwoods such as jatoba and merbau are dense and have a high oil
content, which reduces their capacity to absorb other coatings. We recommend
treating woods such as these with Wood Wax Finish Clear Extra Thin, which is
thin enough to penetrate deeply into the pores of these wood species.
What happens if I over apply the product by treating a
If you have applied too much Polyx-Oil, the drying time will be extended
considerably. If this happens, provide additional ventilation by opening windows
and doors so that the product can dry naturally by oxidation. If damage occurs
to the surface as a result, repair the surface as described above.
What happens if I under apply the product by treating a
If you have applied too little of the product, the surface may watermark, the
wood may dry out or appear dull. In such cases, please apply another thin coat
of Osmo Polyx-Oil.
Is it possible to mix all the Osmo color-shades among each
Yes, the color shades of the respective product ranges are mixable in any
mixing ratio. The Osmo Country Colour 2404 (fir green) for instance can be
mixed with Country Colour 2703 (Charcoal) to darken the shade.
Country Colours can be delivered upon request in 186 Mixed RAL-Classic
Which woodtypes to be used for exterior use should
be protected long-lasting with Osmo WR wood impregnation?
By using an impregnation such as our WR Wood Impregnation the durability of
woods such as spruce/fir, pine and Hemlock can be seriously increased.
Can the Osmo WR impregnation be used without any additional
No. The WR impregnation should not be used as a single coat only. To get full
UV-protection and to keep the long-lasting beauty of the wood a final treatment
(preferably pigmented for UV-protection) with Osmo Country Colour or One Coat
only is necessary.
Why does fungal decay occur on exterior wood finishes and how
can I remove it?
The most frequently appearing fungi show a punctual, brownish but mostly
black affection. Moss and algae in contrast appear as a green film on the
finish. These organisms discolor the wood and can spread all over the whole
facade. This affection is a result of high humidity and other environmental
influences - particularly in umbrageous areas and near plants and water. The
wood won't be destroyed by this discoloring fungus. The film can easily be
removed by using our Osmo Gard Clean or by using a chloride dilution (5 %
dilution; for household use. Can be purchased in drugstores e. g.). To prevent
from such affections a finish containing fungicides or algicides is recommended
(Osmo's Wood Stain and Protector e. g.).
Is a clear finish available that protects my facade from UV
No. An actual UV-protection for exterior areas can only be achieved by using
a pigmented finish. Therefore opaque colourshades offer a better UV-protection
as transparent ones. Dark transparent shades perform better than light ones in
Why does the colour in the tin look different than after it has
Depending on the woodtype they are applied on, finishes can appear in another
colour shade. This shade does not have to match the small sticker on the colour
We recommend to apply a small sample treatment on a similar piece of
wood if the desired result has been achieved.
How should I treat a decking made of wood which are high in
Exotic wood types (such as Iroko, Massaranduba, Teak, Bangkirai e. g.) and
especially wood types with a high resin content contain ingredients which make
the wood durable and give resistance against fungus, blueness and
When the binding agents of the colours (natural oils) penetrate into
the wood, these ingredients might avoid the penetrating and therefore decrease
the drying time.
Therefore we recommend to let the wood be weathered for
approx. 3-4 months. An impregnation is not necessary due to the wood
Our special wood oils are designed for the colour-shades of the
different wood types and to all their natural features and give them a
refreshing, natural look and a smooth surface. By using a transparent finish for
your wooden decking we recommend a final treatment of Osmo's Teak Oil (007) to
protect the pigments from abrasion.
Hint: For the treatment of
bigger areas Osmo offers a special Flooring Brush (150 mm) which offers
professional working conditions.
Can I also spray-apply the Osmo Country Colour?
Apply Osmo Country Colour thinly on the clean and dry surface using either a
firm brush or the Osmo Roller- and Brush-Set, specially designed for Osmo
If you apply the Osmo Country Colour with a spray gun, we recommend
to refinish the surface with a brush.
How should the wood surface be prepared before using Osmo
The surface must be clean, dry (moisture content max. 20%) and