Diamond Oil Active Application Instructions

How to oil with WOCA Diamond Oil Active

The wood must be freshly-sanded to grit 120-150 for the final sanding. Product, room and floor temperature must be between 59°-86° F. Ensure good ventilation when applying the oil and when it is drying.

  1. Prep the wood surface with a solution of 1/4 cup Intensive Wood Cleaner per gallon of water. Leave the floor to dry for at least 4-6 hours before applying the oil. This step is not optional.  
  2. Thoroughly shake the container of Diamond Oil Active, both before and during use. Containers with different batch numbers should be mixed to avoid color mismatch. Apply the oil using the WOCA Oil Applicator or a paint roller (1/4" nap) in an even coat.
  3. Leave the oil to penetrate for 10-15 min. If the oil soaks quickly into the wood, apply more oil.
  4. Polish the oil into the wood until the floor appears saturated. Use a buffing machine with a white or beige pad.
  5. Remove excess oil with dry, lint-free cotton cloths or pads until the surface no longer appears wet.
  6. For a second coat, apply 3 ounces of Diamond Oil Active per 110 square foot within 6-12 hours of the first coat. The oil should be polished thoroughly, as described in steps 4 and 5 above.
  7. The floor can be used with caution after 24 hours. Full cure is 3-5 days in ideal conditions.
  8. Clean tools with Turpentine.

2 coats are usually better than 1 for durability. Softwood species like Pine, distressed, and reclaimed wood always need 2 coats, maybe 3 depending on how much oil the wood absorbs.

Please note: Do not expose the floor to water or clean it for the first 3-5 days while the oil is hardening.

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