Water-Based Catalyzed Urethane Wood Floor Finish -
Wood-Solv Finish (formerly called Rx for Wood Floors) is a unique water-borne catalyzed urethane coating, superior to conventional clear finishes, that locks down final transparent top coat.
Wood-Solv Finish is available in Gloss, Semi-Gloss and Satin Finishes. Semi-Gloss and Satin minimize flooring imperfections.
Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish provides the ultimate protection for hardwood floors that is hard, clear and beautiful. Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish is a catalyzed urethane finish that has been specifically formulated to provide the best scuff and scratch protection available. Nothing gives you better protection for woodand laminate floors. Over twice as durable as traditional wood finishes and extremely fast-drying, Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish is crystal clear,virtually odorless and provides for easy water clean up.
Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish provides a crystal clear, diamond hard, fast drying finish to the floor.
3 sheens: satin, semi-gloss and gloss.
1 gallon provides 2 coats of coverage for about 500 sq. ft. of floor.
Not for gymnasium and sport type floors..
Not for extremely heavy traffic floors as in some commercial applications.
Not for use on waxed, shellac, lacquered or oil stained wood flooring.
Not for linoleum, vinyl, glazed tiles or metal.
Not for gym floors and other floors where heavy stop/start (friction and heat) activities occur.
Not recommended where deep scratches are likely to occur such as from a clawed large pet.
Not for use on waxed, shellac, lacquered or oil stained wood flooring.
Not for use on linoleum, vinyl, glazed tiles or metal.
Wood-Solv™ Wood Floor Finish System is designed to be used on wood floors that have a urethane protective finish already applied to them.
Note that the warranty on laminate floors made by some manufacturers is voided if a finish is applied.
Check the floor for radiant heat using temperature sensitive tape.The floor should be between 60-85° for optimum rejuvenation.
Catalyzed topcoat can be stored for up to 24 hours before use. Performance decreases dramatically at 48 hours - Never re-catalyze a catalyzed Wood-Solv Floor Finish.
Gloss Levels: No wood floor is perfect! Unlike wood furniture, wood floors have irregularities that are part of the nature and beauty of wood floors. The gloss level selected will enhance or hide these irregularities in a wood floor:
Satin gloss finishes hide imperfections best and should be used on old or damaged wood floors.
Semi-Gloss inishes will impart sheen to the floor without highlighting imperfections in the floor or minor repairs.
Gloss finishes, while imparting a very high sheen, will highlight every imperfection and repair and are generally used on floors that have been sanded and stained.
Use caution when recommending a gloss finish - imperfections are actually magnified!
Protect Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish from Freezing!
Directions for refinishing wood and laminate floors with Wood-Solv Finishes:
Check label directions in case directions have changed since the printing of this web page.
Surface preparation for previously finished polyurethane surfaces:
For best adhesion, surfaces must be clean, dry and free from wax, grease, oil, shellac, lacquer, mildew and polishes.
Carefully remove all furniture.
Move all drapery up and out of the way.
Sweep the floor first and then vacuum thoroughly. All dirt and grit must be removed so it does not get ground into the floor by the buffer.
Dust mop all surfaces to be refinished. Use a quality micro fiber flat dust mop and slowly remove all dust and dry particulate. Care should be taken not to agitate the dust into the air as this will cause dust to settle on the finish as it dries.
Mask off any flooring that is not going to be treated, and where appropriate, protect any wallpaper at or near the floor level to protect it from damage. Do not apply tape onto wallpaper.
If the floor requires screening: first remove all screening dust using a vacuum, second use a tack cloth after the dust has settled to remove any screening dust, then dry mop the floor using a micro fiber dust mop. Do not used steel wool as rust may develop after the finish as been applied. Warning: Sanding dust can be a spontaneous combustion hazard. Avoid open flames and turn off heat sources
Waxes must be removed with Wood-Solv Step 1 Wood Prep; sanding does not remove wax.
If staining is required, use water or alcohol-based wood stain before applying the finish. Stain must be thoroughly dry, preferably overnight. Use of oil-based stains will prevent proper adhesion.
Clean the floor using Wood-Solv Wood Floor Cleaner to remove all spills and surface oils. Do not avoid this step; do not over wet.
Repair the floor if necessary using Wood-Solv Floor Putty and Fill Sticks.
Prepare the old polyurethane finish using Wood-Solv Step 1 Wood Prep. This process etches the old polyurethane finish providing tooth for the new finish. See Wood-Solv Step 1 Wood Prep label instructions for detailed application instructions.
Begin by working around the edges, lightly pouring Step 1 directly onto the floor. of the room with the scrub block. A wet scrubbing must occur for Step 1 to be effective. Avoid all unnecessary contact with baseboards, appliances, cabinetry and other surfaces not meant to be coated. All areas requiring precision or areas that cannot be accessed with a low-speed scrubbing buffer should have Step 1 applied by hand to avoid mishaps.
Allow the floor to completely dry before applying finish coats.
For best adhesion, surfaces must be clean, dry and free from dust, wax, grease, oil,shellac, lacquer, mildew and polishes.
Add 4 oz. of Wood-Solv Catalyst to 1 gallon Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish.
Add the catalyst and stir gently for 10 minutes. DO NOT shake!
The catalyst is the "turbo charging" of the topcoat. It boosts the performance and protection of the finish.
Add an equal amount of water and stir gently for another 5 minutes. Wait 10 minutes before applying.
Do not use on a later job!
You can do your repairs while this is setting up.
If using only part of semi-gloss or satin, stir well before pouring out!
Pour a portion of the catalyzed Step 3 into a paint tray.
Apply around the edges first with the Foam Block Edger.
Pre-moisten applicator in water. Wrap masking tape around hand, sticky side out and pat applicator to remove loose fibers.
Pour Step 3 in an "S" pattern with the wood grain or use a paint tray.
Dip the applicator into an applicator tray and apply coating to the floor in 4-foot sections. Pull in the direction of the grain. Be sure to "feather" at end of stroke. Apply in PAPER-THIN layers!
Start with Microfiber Finish Applicator System.
Allow to dry 75 minutes between coats.
Allow each layer to dry completely before recoating.
Draw the applicator toward you in smooth even THIN strokes with the wood grain.
Apply some pressure while applying. Too little pressure will allow too much topcoat to "puddle" which will increase dry time. Topcoat will naturally level to some degree.
Apply diagonally on Parquet wood floors.
Allow finish to dry a minimum of 1 hour and then re-coat. Lower temperatures (below 55°F) and/or higher humidly (above 50% Rh) may cause slower dry times. Re-coat only when previous coat has dried clear and feels hard to the hand. If any coat has dried more then 24 hours, lightly Prep the coat before re-coating to avoid potential problems.
A minimum of 2 coats is recommended. No more than three coats should be applied.
Wear strong>shoe booties to avoid contaminating the floor!
Allow to dry about 8 hours before submitting to light use and 72 hours before returning to normal use.
Wear stocking feet first 4 hours!
If there is some contaminant in the topcoat, when you add the catalyst you will note some lumps in the mixture.
Have a paint strainer with elastic (or cheesecloth) ready to strain out the contaminants before usage.
Two people should complete the edging of a single room at one time, then work together to complete the room before moving on to the next.
Immediately after application, wash applicator pad with warm, soapy water. Follow with a warm water rinse. Cover remaining Step 3 until ready for next coat, if needed.
NOTE: Much more detailed information is available on the training video, in the training manual and in the training class.
Stained or Painted Wood: Follow manufacture’s directions for application of stain or paint. Make certain surface is thoroughly dry before applying Wood-Solv Floor Finish. Refer to stain manufacture’s label for dry times
Unfinished Surface Preparation: Using a disk or screen sander, sand the new wood surface. Remove dust with a tack cloth or with a vacuum.
ADDITIONAL Laminate and Wood Floors Information:
Your first wood floor repair and refinishing job will take 3 – 5 times as long as normal!
2 people are preferred.
Charge extra to move furniture - add to your estimate sheet.
Charge extra for repairs – See estimate sheet.
Use the blower ONLY to dry the water after rinsing Step 1.
Do not use blower directly on finish!
Temperature plays a crucial role in drying.
If Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish is applied to a wet surface in cold temperatures, the top layer might dry more quickly than any underlying layers, trapping moisture within. This in turn can cause the inner layer to remain soft and be more susceptible to scratching.
Make sure each layer dries completely before recoating with Step 3 Finish.
Therefore, be patient and wait until the surface is completely dry before proceeding.
Don’t move heavy furniture back in for at least 72 hours. Don’t allow normal use for at least 72 hours.
Putfelt protectors on furniture legs before moving any furniture back in!
Leave a quart of Wood Floor Cleaner for the customer to use in maintaining the floor.
Caution the customer not to use grocery store type products such as Orange Glo - they'll leave a sticky, oily residue!
Also, leave behind instructions on how to maintain the floor.
What if you messed up the finish and it’s dried (such as too many bubbles)? Not uncommon with first job or two - Simply screen the floor with 150 grit screen back discs and start over!
Product appears milky when wet, but dries to a crystal clear coating
Use adequate ventilation at all times.
Do not apply in direct sunlight. Apply at temperatures above 55ºF.
Use care when applying over white or pastel paints or stains as discoloration may occur.
To prevent bubbles in the finish, do not shake or apply with a roller.
Test Wood-Solv Floor Finish in an inconspicuous area before beginning. Testing is particularly important when applying over paints or stains as the appearance of these products may change when a water-based finish is applied
Additional Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaning, Repair, Maintenance and Refinishing Information: