Below find answers to our frequently asked questions. We’re always happy to talk about Rubio Monocoat, so if you still have questions, don’t be shy - contact us here.
HOW MANY COATS OF OIL PLUS 2C ARE REQUIRED?
One coat is all that is required.
IS IT REALLY 0% VOC?
CAN I USE IT ON A CUTTING BOARD?
We don’t recommend it on cutting boards because our oil does not penetrate as deep as a knife will cut. This will cause raw wood to be exposed over time and this could lead to bacteria growth. However it is acceptable to use on charcuterie / serving boards.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS FOOD SAFE?
We do not recommend ingesting our product which is what food safe implies, but you can finish wood surfaces where food prep occurs with our product. Check out the Toy Standard EN 71-3 on Rubio Monocoat’s Certifications page.
CAN I USE RUBIO MONOCOAT OVER OUR EXISTING FINISH?
No, Oil Plus 2C must come in contact with raw cellulose in order to properly work.
CAN I PUT A LACQUER OR POLY OVER OIL PLUS 2C FINISH?
We cannot guarantee adhesion, so you must discuss this with the poly or lacquer manufacturer.
HOW CAN I ADD MORE SHEEN?
Rubio Monocoat Universal Maintenance Oil can be applied over Oil Plus 2C to increase the sheen level by 6-8%. Universal Maintenance Oil should not be applied to raw wood.
DOES RUBIO MONOCOAT OIL PLUS 2C REQUIRE A TOP COAT?
DO I HAVE TO USE MULTIPLE COATS FOR CERTAIN SPECIES OF WOOD?
Because the product will not bond to itself, multiple coats are not needed. On softer species like walnut, a second application may be necessary to make sure that all areas have fully had the opportunity to react with the oil.
CAN I USE OVER THE COUNTER CLEANER(S)?
No, most over the counter cleaners have solvents or caustic qualities that could strip the protective properties of the finish. We only recommend using Surface Care Spray when cleaning because it is ph neutral.
HOW SOON CAN YOU APPLY RUBIO MONOCOAT AFTER WATER POPPING?
Once the surface is dry. We recommend using a moisture meter to be sure.
CAN I COVER THE FLOORS AFTER THEY’VE BEEN FINISHED WITH RUBIO MONOCOAT OIL?
Wood floors finished with Oil Plus 2C can be covered with a non-staining construction paper 48 hours after application. Please remember, never tape directly onto the floor. Only tape paper to paper. Covering the floor will extend the cure time.
HOW LONG WILL MY FINISHED RUBIO MONOCOAT FLOORS LAST?
A lifetime with proper maintenance. We would expect the first maintenance to be needed somewhere between 2 and 5 years depending on wear.
DOES IT WORK ON ALL SPECIES?
WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDED FINAL SANDING GRIT? WHAT ARE YOUR SANDING GUIDELINES?
Our recommended final sanding grit can depend on the particular species of wood, finish requirements and either vertical or horizontal placement. Please feel free to contact us for our suggestions.
HOW DO I TREAT SPOTS OR SCRATCHES?
Depending on what caused the spot or scratch, there are generally three ways to fix them:
Surface Care Spray
Applying more Rubio Monocoat Oil to the scratch
For more information, please refer to the maintenance product pages.
DO YOU HAVE A COLOUR CHART OR CARD TO SHOW CUSTOMERS?
Yes, you can download one here.
HOW DO I APPLY OIL PLUS 2C?
Please visit the Oil Plus 2C product page. It contains application videos as well as links to our Application Instructions Brochures.
IS OIL PLUS 2C RECOMMENDED FOR OUTDOOR FURNITURE?
No, we recommend Hybrid Wood Protector for outdoor furniture.
HOW MANY COLOURS DOES OIL PLUS 2C COME IN?
We have 55 standard colours, you can view them on our Colours Page. Rubio Monocoat is constantly developing new colours and we also have the capabilities to mix or match custom colours for you.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO WALK ON THE FLOOR AFTER APPLYING OIL PLUS 2C?
You can walk on the floor with dry socks 8 hours after a proper application. However it is best practice to wait 24-36 hours before walking on the floor.
CAN I USE HYBRID WOOD PROTECTOR FOR INTERIOR PURPOSES?
Yes, but only on vertical surfaces and furniture. We recommend Oil Plus 2C for interior wood floors.
HOW SOON CAN I APPLY UNIVERSAL MAINTENANCE OIL?
You can use Universal Maintenance Oil 48 hours after the proper application of Oil Plus 2C.
HOW LONG DOES OIL PLUS 2C TAKE TO CURE?
Liquid resistance in 48 hours. Full cure within 6 days.
WHAT IS THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE TO APPLY HYBRID WOOD PROTECTOR?
15-22 degrees Celsius.
IS PART B ACCELERATOR 0% VOC?
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY FLOOR?
Your floor should be cleaned on an as-need basis. This will vary depending on the amount of traffic the floor is subjected to. You never want to flood hardwood floors so keep that in mind. Rubio Monocoat cleaning products have no solvents or oil, so nothing is being added to the finish during the cleaning process.
DO ALL YOUR QUANTITIES FOR OIL PLUS 2C COME WITH THE PART B ACCELERATOR?
Oil Plus Part A comes in 20ml and 100ml sizes. Oil Plus 2C comes in 350ml and 1.3L sizes and includes the Part B accelerator.
IS PART B ACCELERATOR REQUIRED / MANDATORY?
It is required for floors and horizontal surfaces.
WE HAVE FLOORS FINISHED USING RUBIO MONOCOAT AND ARE WONDERING HOW TO CLEAN THEM. WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO USE ON THE FLOORS WHEN CLEANING? WHAT SHOULD WE NEVER USE?
We only recommend using Rubio Monocoat cleaning products. This can be done as often as you would normally clean your floors. (Weekly, bimonthly, etc) Vacuuming and dry mopping with a microfiber mop also works well. Never use other manufacturer’s cleaners.
WHAT IS THE SPREAD RATE OF OIL PLUS 2C?
Depending on species and wood prep, 30-50 square meters per litre.
HOW LONG DOES OIL PLUS 2C LAST (POT LIFE) AFTER IT HAS BEEN MIXED?
Once mixed, you have 6 hours to use the product. Please only mix what you are going to use in the 6 hour time period.
IS PART B ACCELERATOR REQUIRED FOR HYBRID WOOD PROTECTOR?
Up to 10% Part B accelerator should be added to Hybrid Wood Protector for all horizontal surfaces.
WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD RUBIO MONOCOAT BE APPLIED?
Between 12 - 30 degrees Celsius is optimal.
DO YOU PRODUCE SAMPLE CHIPS TO SHIP?
Because of the varying wood prep and species, we do not produce samples. You can view sample swatches here, purchase our sample size bottles, and you are always welcome to visit us at our workshop.