Who wants to get his wooden floor of course as natural, today raves on paint today. Instead, they can grow or oil the planks. Thanks to colored waxes, you can even achieve a slight support of the wood color. How to grow a ground, we will show you here in the step by step instructions.
Wax - colored or clear
The planks can be easily changed by a colored wax, but they can not achieve a covering color scheme. However, in order to strengthen the coloring, it is possible to apply the wax two or three times. This gradually disappears more and more of the natural grain.
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Alternatives to wax
If you want to change the color of the plank floor more, you can use a colored glaze instead of the wax. Then the wood structure is also retained, but the change in color is more durable and clearer. The glaze is, so to speak, an intermediate stage between a wood wax and a varnish. Note that while you can apply a wood wax to an oiled floor, you cannot apply a wood oil to a waxed floor. You should therefore be sure whether you want wax or oil for the wood.
- Glaze - stronger color changes possible
- Wood oil - breathable and natural
Growing the wooden floor step by step
- Wood wax
- Wax brush
- Lacquer bowl
- Grinding machine
- Sanding sheets
1. Grind floor
The surface should be sanded so that the wax cannot be repelled from the surface. If the wood has already been treated before, it must be completely refurbished. You should then work with at least three different grits of sandpaper in increasing strength. If you want an extra fine finish for your wooden floor, you should sand up to a grit of 150. With wax, however, this is not absolutely necessary and you can achieve beautiful results with a 120 grit.
2. Apply wax
The waxes that are used for wood are not really pure waxes, but mostly a mixture of beeswax and oil. Often they also contain special resins that harmonize with the wood. The resins ensure an improved sealing of the floor.
Today's wood waxes have the consistency of a somewhat tough skin cream or are even offered as solid pastes. Use special wax brushes as these work the product perfectly into the wood structure thanks to their firmer bristles. Always start in the far corner of the room and then work your way backwards towards the door.
3. Care for
Wood wax, especially if it still contains color pigments, quickly gets tracks in frequently used areas. When buying the wood wax, make sure that there is also a diluted form for this special wax that is then added to the mopping water. In this way you have some of the waxed floor for longer without constantly applying new wax.Tips & Tricks After sanding, you must thoroughly dry clean the floor. Be careful, however, and wear either protectors over your shoes or just old socks when you work. The floor is now extremely sensitive and stains quickly.