osmo coloured wood wax finish - problem

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  1. venusrider

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    Hello,

    I've started to use Osmo coloured wood wax finish on a pine floor, but something seems to be going awry... It's been applied in a thin coat with a brush. 24 hours later, even though it seems to have dried ok, it looks as though there's a thick, opaque coat of matt colour on top of the boards, and here & there some of the brush marks are still visible. It's like there's a layer of coloured wax just sitting on top of the boards. We've tried giving it a good rub, but this doesn't seem to help.

    The only places where it looks different happen to be in an area over some central heating pipes - here there's a good colour & slight sheen as I'd expect.

    We've used the Osmo hardwax oil really successfully on other floors in the house, & have applied this in the same way, so no idea what might have gone wrong. Anyone got any clues?

    thanks very much,
    Louise
     
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    maybe the floor has an original coating and thde wax isnt penetrating the timber have you tryed it on a bear peice of timber ?
     
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    After applying it with a brush, did you buff over it immediately?

    Other question: did you stir the tin before starting?
     
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    hello. thanks for your replies We did stir the tin well, but it wasn't buffed after application. It does look as though the wax hasn't penetrated the floor as it should - presumably the only solution is to sand off & have another go?

    Do you happen to know of any other products like this one that are good for giving a different colour to an orangey pine floor?

    thanks,
    Louise
     
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    By buffing after applying the product you in fact warm it up a bit so the wax doesn't prevent the colour to penetrate.
     
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    thanks woodyoulike - i'll have another go.
    Louise
     
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