Advice on the treatment of soils with colorless and colored oil

To obtain an attractive surface treatment, it is necessary to observe some important points.

Sanding the wood

  • Particularly in the transition zone from peripheral sanding to surface sanding, the floor must have a smooth sanding, without defects
  • Recommended grain, eg 100-120 for oak, 150 for cherry
  • Do not skip when sanding wood. Respect the order
  • Final sanding in the direction of the wood fibers to prevent further cloud formation

Application of oils

  • Do not pour the oils on the floor, to avoid the formation of stains and carry out the treatment with a clean container.
  • Apply at saturation the oil by approx. 1 m wide, long and perpendicular to the fibers.
  • Leave to act briefly, then penetrate in the still wet state by means of a beige pad with a monobrush polisher
  • Allow the oil to fully penetrate, otherwise annoying shiny matte areas may form.


  • For red woods (eg sprayed beech, pear and cherry), we recommend diluting the first layer with approx. 30% of white spirit odorless. More homogeneous oil absorption during 2nd treatment

Adding hardener

  • Mattöl 1410M 10% Unipur Härter 279 / H901 hardener can be mixed to improve the resistance to water and common chemicals
  • If colored oils are used, the pigment fixation is also greater
  • The application time with a hardener (open time) corresponds to that of the product Mattöl 1410M (matt oil) standard
  • The pot life with the hardener is 4 h / 20ºC
  • Apply 2nd coat at the earliest after 5 pm (4 pm if colored)
  • Floor covering freshly coated with oil
  • Do not cover oil-coated floors for 3 to 4 days. During this interval, the room should be well ventilated. Use only cardboard or blanket paper. Do not use diffusion coating materials, such as PE films.
  • Caution Oil-soaked rags are self-igniting and should always be put in a container!
  • Store them in a closed metal bucket until disposal or extend them and let them dry in the open air.