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WHAT TYPE OF FINISH DO ECOLOGICAL OILS PRODUCE ON WOOD?
Natural oils give the wood a smoother satin finish than conventional varnish. However, with our furniture and floor oils, as soon as the second coat, the surface can be polished to obtain an even higher gloss. Since Livos oils contain more resin than other oil brands, it is easier to obtain that glossy finish by polishing by hand or with a power tool to get an even better result! Our non-abrasive polishing pads (that stick on any sanders with scratch surface) are ideal to obtain a professional finish.
IS IT NECESSARY TO DO REGULAR SURFACE MAINTENANCE?
It all depends on room use: a living room floor will require more frequent maintenance than a bedroom floor. In general, the refresh frequency varies between one and five years. However, keep in mind that this maintenance is as simple as regular household cleaning. You can use our PH neutral cleaner Trena 556 to preserve your finish from chemical cleaners, you can also use our Natural liquid wax cleaner Glanos 559 that is a care product and leaves a skinny wax film. Don’t forget you will only need to add a few drops of Livos oil to repair any damages, then polish your surface. This process makes Livos oils a very easy and very low-cost maintenance natural wood stain.
IS THE ECOLOGICAL OIL FINISH AS DURABLE AS CONVENTIONAL VARNISH?
It cannot really be compared because both products do not share the same characteristics. Conventional varnish has a very hard surface, but when the topcoat is damaged, it cannot be repaired without being totally stripped. Oil has a softer surface, but it deeply penetrates the wood. If the surface is damaged, it is simple and easy to repair. You can put a refresh coat on the surface at anytime. Thus, if the surface is well maintained, a floor finished with Livos oil can last forever.
WHY IS THE OIL THAT I APPLIED STILL STICKY? HOW COME IT DOES NOT DRY?
You should always wipe off any excess before it dries. Waxes and resins contained in the oil tend to stay on the top of the wood surface during the drying time. To avoid any sticky surface and any white dried coat, you need to wipe off properly any excess of product that is not absorbed by the wood.
WE STRIPPED AND SANDED A WOOD FLOOR THAT WAS FORMERLY VARNISHED THEN WE APPLIED LIVOS OIL. WHY IS THE COLOR UNEVEN?
The sanding was not done properly. If there is still varnish left, the oil is not able to penetrate deeply into the wood. And if the sanding grit is too coarse, the color can be darker in the grooves left by the sanding. Always make sure the sanding is even and that you removed properly any old varnishes or paints before application.
IS KUNOS 244 SUITABLE FOR VENEERING?
Absolutely, Kunos 244 interior oil and Kunos counter top oil 243, unless you are working with a very thin veneer. In that case, the product could react with the glue underneath the layer of veneer. However, we have never received any comments relating to this possible issue.
WHY ARE LIVOS PRODUCTS ECOLOGICAL?
The components used in the manufacturing of our products come from natural extracts. Livos does not use any synthetic components. For more information, you can consult the list of raw materials by clicking here. That’s why all Livos natural wood oils are food grade once dry.
LIVOS uses the chemistry of plants to develop ecological, high-quality products that pose no risk to health and that are safe for use in both indoor and outdoor environments. No synthetics are used in LIVOS products, and the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are non-toxic. LIVOS uses nearly 150 renewable materials in its formulations, all of which are subject to continued quality- and toxicity-control testing.
LIVOS’s mission is to create products that respect not only the natural environment, but also the people who use its products. Made from tung oil and the non-hazardous solvent isoaliphate, LIVOS oils are non-toxic during and after application and safe for children, pets, and pregnant women.
For more than 30 years, LIVOS has relied on natural vegetal ingredients to create products that are at once effective and eco-conscious to protect and maintain wood surfaces. LIVOS products undergo rigorous testing and conform to industry safety standards, which ensures the quality and safety of the company’s products. Labelling transparency is important to LIVOS, which is why the company lists every ingredient contained in its products.