Hard wax oil is something in between varnish and oil. It provides a warm wood colouration similar to oil, and leaves a protective film on top of the wood, strengthening the resistance to water, chemicals and general wear.
PreparationsAvoid direct sunlight on the floor, pull down curtains if needed. Avoid a cross draft to reduce the spread of dust, and the material doesn’t dry too quickly. Vacuum the floor carefully.
ToolsYou will need a short-haired mohair roller of good quality, an extension bar, a brush and a roller tray. Have some paper and a plastic bag handy in case of spills and somewhere to place the tools when you have finished.
Here you can watch our step-by-step video for how to sand and hard wax oil a wood floor. Below you can also find more detailed and written information that will cover your needs.
Remember to place oily cloths and similar oily material in a bag with water or in another safe place. There is a risk of them catching fire.
Tip: You can carefully put furniture back into the room at this point but wait at least one week before laying carpets. Enjoy your renovated floor!