SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE FOR OSMO TREATED FLOORS
FAQ for Interior Oils
OSMO Cleaning Brochure
Floor maintenance made easy:
With the right care and attention, timber coated with an OSMO product will keep its natural beauty and elasticity for decades. If wooden and cork surfaces are treated with OSMO products, they are automatically water and dirt resistant. For easy maintenance, OSMO have developed an “Opti-Set” which is a 4 piece cleaning set for maintaining floors finished with OSMO products. For everyday cleaning, the Opti-Set dust mop, or a soft broom or vacuum cleaner is all that is needed. To remove light stains, the floor can be mopped using the Opti-Set floor mop, or any well wrung damp floor mop.
We recommend using a plant based liquid soap diluted in water. Plant based soaps will help to feed the floor, whereas a chemical based soap may strip the finish with frequent mopping over time. An ideal product to use is OSMO’s Wash and Care, which is available in 1 and 5 litre containers. Stubborn stains can easily be removed using OSMO Liquid Wax Cleaner, which is available in a 1 litre can. It is designed to be used neat. Just apply sparingly, direct to the stain, and rub the area using a cloth, a fine white scotchbrite pad or fine grade steel wool. If the floor starts to look bit lifeless in some areas, it can be revitalized with OSMO’s Liquid Wax Cleaner. This includes areas around doorways, passageways and other high foot traffic areas. Apply direct to the floor and buff using the Opti-Set active fibre mop, or a soft cloth. For large areas, a floor polishing machine such as OSMO’s FloorXcentre with a lambswool pad is recommended. For badly worn areas, the floor should be given a new treatment with the OSMO product used on your floor. The floor should be cleaned and left to dry overnight, before applying a thin coat of OSMO. Follow instructions on the application guide if necessary. Allow to dry overnight. If a specific area is being treated, rather than the whole floor, it may be prudent to polish the floor after re-oiling, with Liquid Wax Cleaner to obtain an even sheen level. For surfaces finished with products other than OSMO, we recommend you refer to that product’s recoating guide.
Polyx oil is available in a matt or satin finish. Application for both is identical. The finish is clear. Full preparation and application instructions are on the can's label.
Polyx Oil is very easy to apply. The oil is designed to be used straight from the can. No thinning is required. The recommended applicator is a good quality bristle brush. The use of a roller is not recommended except by professional flooring contractors.