Q: Do you know of a good source for information to give customers for oil finish maturity? Like the PDF Glitsa has on their website under their “What to expect during curing process” link(http://www.glitsa.com/maintenance.php). We don’t normally use Glitsa for obvious reasons. We use Bona oil base and cannot find that kind of a list on their website.
And thank you for your advice on rolling on our finish. 10x better than the T-bar.
A: I haven’t been able to find a separate document on my computer outlining the rundown of what to expect of oil modified during the curing process. However, the label on the can of Primero does give the outline: Light traffic initially and normal traffic after 3 days. The finish reaches 80% full cure in 7 days and full cure in 30. No area rugs for the first 30 days.
You might be able to find something more substantial at www.woodfloorsonline.com.
Before I started using Primero I tried applying the finish with a weighted T bar because I was sick of dealing with streaking and mop stops when using satin. However, I found it applied much too heavy a coat and I couldn’t keep to the spread rate of 500 feet per gallon. I’ve never had streaking issues with Primero but just decided one day to try the roller. I had used a lamb’s wool for more than 30 years. It seemed a bit awkward initially, but it did lay down a good even coat and especially with a first coat on stain, there is no pushing, pulling and rubbing as the lamb’s wool does so it was less likely to disturb the stain if it didn’t happen to be 100% dry. I’ve been rolling ever since, over 2 years now.