New or Bare Timber/Cork
- Punch exposed nails below the surface. Note that holes and imperfections should be filled with timber putty after the first coat of Timber Floor Varnish to match the putty colour with the coated timber colour.
- Sand timber to an even, smooth surface. Vacuum and wipe to remove dust.
- Prepare uncoated cork tiles in accordance with the supplier's recommendation.
- For porous timbers such as pine, apply one coat of Feast Watson Timber Primer after sanding to ensure the top coats will absorb evenly.
- For oily timbers such as tallowwood, brush box and cypress pine, apply one coat of Feast Watson Proofseal after sanding to prevent the timber oils from discolouring the coating.
Previously Coated Surfaces
- Clean surface with Feast Watson Floor Clean™ and allow to dry.
- Sand surface thoroughly until a uniform matt appearance is achieved.
- Vacuum and wipe to remove dust.
- Check adhesion by applying Timber Floor Varnish to a small test area. Allow to dry for 24hrs then firmly press a strip of sticky tape over the test area and rip off quickly. If coating is removed, it will not adhere to the surface so the surface needs to be sanded back to bare timber. If coating is not removed, sand the test area back to a uniform matt surface, remove all sanding dust, and apply Timber Floor Varnish as per instructions below.
- If previous coating has worn back to expose bare timber it must be completely removed.