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Direct Application Stains

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Direct Application Timber Staining is a process by which colour changing tint / stain, is directly applied to the timber floor panels, using traditional wipe on / wipe off method.

Having the tint / stain applied directly into the timber panels, enables for deeper penetration of the colour into the timber, hence better wear and durability & a more desired colour or effect can be achieved, while also allowing the full clarity of the timber grain to show through.  For best results, 24 hrs drying time is needed for the stain to cure, but keep in mind that the stain will only develop its final colour after the application of the top coat finish.  Different application rates, application methods, preparation of the timber and timber species can affect the final colour.  So what you see after the stain has dried, will look different once the stained area has been top coated.

  

DriFast Stain from "BONA"

DriFast stain is based on an oil modified system which gives big advantages over traditional solvent based stains. 

Using a ‘traditional’ system it is extremely hard to prevent overlaps and variations in colour as the stain penetrates immediately into the timber.  It is usual to use large quantities of stain saturating the timber so that when the next board is coated it is unable to absorb anything.

DriFast stain avoids these problems.  With an open time of 3 minutes, or longer depending upon the timber and site conditions, it allows you to blend colour from section to section as you work across the floor without having to flood the surface.  All of the 15 colours can be applied with a traditional wipe on / wipe off method or using a slow speed buffing machine.  DriFast Stain is compatible with all Bona finishes and can be coated just 2 hours after application.

THIS OLD / OUTDATED PROCESS is NOT RECOMMENDED and SHOULD NOT BE USED

There is another staining process, which is called Mixed-Staining.

Mixed-Staining process is NOT recommended by professionals because it does not deliver the full colour contrast & the desired effect.  The process itself is a procedure by which tint / stain (only 5% tint MAX per coat) is mixed into the overlapping varnish & and is then applied to the timber as one mixed coat.  The major problems associated with this process are:

1.  Only 15% tint / stain colour ( mixed per/coat (recommended) can be achieved in total. 

2.  Everytime tint is mixed with the overlapping varnish, the coating itself is weakened, which effects the durability of the coating system.

  

Mixed Stain Process

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Timber is a fantastic material with thousands of possibilities and many species & colours.  If you're unable to pick a species of timber that matches your desired colour and look.  You can change the colour of your timber floor by the use of the Staining Process.

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