We are Queensland’s only stockist of Osmo natural wood finishes.
Osmo Natural wood finishes. Durable. Stain resistant. High coverage. All the goodness of nature.
Good for both humans and wood.
Osmo finishes are based on natural oils and waxes. The oil penetrates into the wood surface, protecting the wood from deep within. The waxes form an elastic, micro porous surface which protects the wood from moisture and abrasion. The wood remains naturally beautiful, protected and durable.
The Sunflower, Soya, Linseed and Thistle Oils which are the basis of Osmo wood finishes, as well as the waxes and pigments we use are classified as food safe. Disaromatised and benzene free white spirit ensures the finishes are easy to spread.
The result: an eco-friendly manufacturing process and a non-toxic environment in your home.
For expert advice on selecting the right Osmo product for your project, please contact our team on 0413 111 595 , firstname.lastname@example.org or drop into our workshop at 23 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore, Queensland.
Wood and finish from a single source
Osmo Holz und Color began as a sawmill in Germany over 100 years ago. The company expanded into producing a wide range of finished timber products including flooring, bench tops, decking, garden fencing, and kit homes. These all required a durable finish and the owners were dissatisfied with cracking and peeling lacquers even back in the 1960’s. This motive was the drive to create a better finishing system and led to extensive research and development, and then the opening of the Osmo Color facility. Osmo is the only timber product manufacturer which completes its product range with surface finishes that are developed and produced in house. This is why the Osmo finishes are a perfect match for timber.
High Coverage: Easy Savings
Osmo finishes contain an unusally high amount of pigments and oils and therefore have a much better coverage than conventional finishes. The result: With just one tin of Osmo you can achieve near to double the square meter coverage of an ordinary finishing system, and with less coats required, the time you need to apply Osmo is massively reduced, saving you time and money. Less paint, less production and waste, less freight = good for the environment.
Quick: No Need For Sanding
Forget about time consuming sanding. Osmo natural wood finishes can be easily renovated at any time without the need for sanding. It may not even be necessary to re-finish the entire surface but simply touch up damaged or faded areas.Conventional lacquers require sanding back to bare wood to re-coat, which reduces the thickness of the timber with each maintenance. This is especially a problem with timber floors which may only have 5-6mm of timber above the tongue and groove. Once you switch to Osmo you will never look back.
Enduring Beauty Thanks To Oils And Waxes
Wood is a natural material and the cell structure, similar to our skin, can take on and release moisture it breathes. To ensure that this exchange is not prevented we have created finishes especially suited to the nature of wood. Osmo natural wood finishes are based on oils and waxes. The oil penetrates into the wood surface, protecting the wood from deep within. The waxes form an elastic, microprorous surface which protects the wood from external moisture and abrasion. The wood remains naturally beautiful, protected and durable.
CAN I STAIN MY WOODEN FLOOR A DIFFERENT COLOUR?
Yes, Osmo Polyx®-Oil Tints can be applied easily usinga firm brush. The Osmo Wood Wax Finishes should be applied using a firm brush, then allow it to work in for a few minutes and then wipe off the excess with a cloth, following the grain of the wood. Leave the floor to dry overnight, ensuring that there is good ventilation and then apply one thin coat of Polyx®-Oil to finish.
Osmo also offers the professional Color Oil range for the mechanical staining of floors.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE THE SURFACE OF MY WOOD FLOOR?
The surface should be sanded following the grain of the wood and finished with 120-150 grit sandpaper. Care should be taken to remove all scratch marks.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DAMAGE PART OF MY FLOOR?
Unlike many of the traditional lacquers, damaged areas on floors treated with our products can be sanded and re-treated with the same products.
DO I NEED TO SAND BETWEEN COATS?
You should always assess the surface before applying the second coat, as light sanding between coats may be necessary.
IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIAL TO WATCH OUT FOR WHEN TREATING HARDWOOD FLOORS?
Some hardwoods such as jatoba and merbau are dense and have a high oil content, which reduces their capacity to absorb other finishes. We recommend wiping down these floors with the Brush Cleaner & Thinner to remove some of the existing oils and resins. Then treat these woods with either very thin coats of Osmo Polyx®-Oil, the Wood Wax Finish Clear Extra Thin or Osmo Polyx®-Oil 2K Pure, which penetrate deeply into the pores of these wood species. A test application may determine the most suitable product.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I OVER APPLY THE PRODUCT WHEN TREATING A FLOOR?
If you have applied too much Polyx®-Oil, the drying time will be extended considerably. If this happens, provide additional ventilation by opening windows and doors so that the product can dry naturally by oxidation. If damage occurs to the surface as a result, repair the surface as described above.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I UNDER APPLY THE PRODUCT WHEN TREATING A FLOOR?
If you have applied too little of the product, the surface may watermark, the wood may dry out or appear dull. In such cases, please apply another thin coat of Osmo Polyx®-Oil.
CAN I MIX ALL THE OSMO COLOUR-SHADES AMONG EACH OTHER?
Yes. The colour shades of the respective product ranges can be mixed in any ratio. The Osmo Wood Wax Finishes are mixable allowing for a larger colour range.
HOW LONG DOES THE SURFACE TAKE TO DRY?
Osmo products dry within 8-10 hours (except Polyx®-Oil Rapid: 4-6 h). The surface dries by oxidation and absorption. Please ensure that there is sufficient ventilation for drying purposes.
WHEN CAN I WALK ON THE FLOOR AGAIN?
As a general rule, the floor can be used one day after the final coat is applied. However, you must make sure that the final coat is dry to the touch. The surface will take 14 days to cure completely. As a result, we recommend that rugs etc are first placed on the surface after 2-3 weeks.
DOES THE FLOOR NEED POLISHING ONCE THE FINAL COAT OF OSMO POLYX®-OIL HAS BEEN APPLIED?
No, at this stage no further floor treatment is necessary. However, the surface may be buffed with a single-disc buffing machine (white pad) once completely dry. If a higher level of sheen is desired, the floor can be treated after one day at the earliest with Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner and then polished.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY FLOOR?
This all depends on how much it is used. For regular, protective cleaning, we recommend adding Osmo Wash and Care to the mop water. If the floor starts to look dull and lifeless, simply refresh it using Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner. This can be done in small areas, e.g. under doors or where there are rub marks, without needing to refresh the whole floor area as our products leave no visible brushmarks. If the signs of wear and tear are more substantial, the floor should be re-treated with Osmo Polyx®-Oil. The Osmo Opti-Set has proven to be an invaluable tool in maintaining floors, as it contains all the implements required for the job, including mops and cloths.
WHY DOES THE COLOUR IN THE TIN LOOK DIFFERENT THAN AFTER IT HAS BEEN APPLIED?
Depending on the wood species they are applied on, finishes can appear differently in colour shade. This shade does not have to match the small sticker on the tin. We recommend to apply a small sample treatment on a similar piece of wood before complete application.
HOW SHOULD THE WOOD SURFACE BE PREPARED BEFORE USING OSMO COLOR?
The surface must be clean, dry (moisture content max. 20%) and frost-free.
DO OSMO PRODUCTS CONTAIN HARMFUL SUBSTANCES?
Osmo products are produced on a base of carefully refined plant oils and waxes. The surface is safe for humans, animals and plants when dry (suitable for children’s toys acc. to EN 71.3).