3 ways to prepare your wood

17 June 2019

A good start is half the job done. Especially when it comes to the preparation of wood before the final finishing. Ready to start?

What products do you use to prepare your wood floor? 
Are you planning to give your wooden floor or furniture some colour? Then it is important to properly prepare your wood. How you prepare it will greatly affect the end result.

Rubio Monocoat has three different preparation products in its range: Rubio Monocoat Cleaner, Rubio Monocoat WoodPrep and Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer, and they each have their own purpose. Read more about the different products below:

Rubio Monocoat Cleaner
Do you want to clean your wooden floors or wooden furniture before you treat them? No worries. As soon as the wooden surfaces have been sanded and vacuumed, you can clean virtually all the wood indoors and make it dust-free with Rubio Monocoat Cleaner before applying wood oil.
Cleaning the raw wood with Rubio Monocoat Cleaner will open up the wood fibres more. This optimises the connection with cellulose fibres.

There are a few things to keep in mind:
- Vacuum the surface before using the Rubio Monocoat Cleaner.
- Never walk on the wooden floor with bare feet, socks or wet feet before oiling it, because it might leave prints.

Rubio Monocoat WoodPrep
Rubio Monocoat WoodPrep is a preliminary cleaner you can use to clean all wood types. The product removes sanding dust remnants and minimises sanding errors.

When you use Rubio Monocoat WoodPrep, the wood fibres open up more than if you use Rubio Monocoat Cleaner. This ensures that the colour will be more intense. Rubio Monocoat WoodPrep has several unique features:
- Sanding errors and scratches are minimised.
- It improves the intensity of the coloured Rubio Monocoat oil, due to better pigment absorption.

One more small tip! If you decide to use Rubio Monocoat LED Oil, you must use Rubio Monocoat WoodPrep.

Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer
Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer is een preventieve primer, bestemd voor het gebruik op onbehandeld binnen-of (overdekt) buitenhout dat tannines bevat. Met Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer kunnen tanninevlekken aan de oppervlakte worden voorkomen en afgeremd.
- Dit product is geschikt voor parket, meubels, werkbladen, buitenschrijnwerk in combinatie met de afwerkingsoliën van het Rubio Monocoat-gamma.
- Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer bevat geen hars of polymeer waardoor de moleculaire binding van onze oliën gewaarborgd blijft.

Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer is a preventive primer, intended for use on untreated interior or (covered) exterior wood that contains tannins. With Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer, tannin stains on the surface can be prevented or curbed.
- This product is suitable for parquet, furniture, working surfaces and exterior joinery, in combination with the finishing oils from the Rubio Monocoat range.
- Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer does not contain any resin or polymer, which guarantees the molecular binding of our oils.

Do you want to prepare your wooden kitchen worktop properly? Then your best option is Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer. This will decrease the chance of rings on your worktop.

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