Bio Teak Oil can be used as a complete finish. Do not use on alkaline surfaces, plaster, concrete, fibro cement or in a constantly humid environment. Test strips should be made on other materials such as brick and ceramic tiles.
Do not apply coatings to unseasoned or wet timber. Surfaces should be well-sanded, dry and cleaned of greasy, waxy and dirty contaminants using Bio Thinner.
Round off sharp edges. It is also good practice to to prime back surfaces. Hardwoods and timbers rich in natural oils, waxes, acids and terpenes should be degreased with Bio Thinner, because these substances may mix with the varnish and prolong its drying time.
Let dry for 24 hours. Imperfect coats may require complete stripping before applying BIO Products. Final sanding before application should be done with sandpaper grade 120 or 180.
Brush, dip or spray. Do not apply more than the surface can absorb. Maintain a wet edge when painting. Remove excess oil with a cloth or brush after 10-20 minutes. Apply one to two thin coats, or up to four thin coats on highly absorbent surfaces.
Allow first coat to dry for 24 - 48 hours. Sand lightly with fine-grain sandpaper, then repeat process with each coat. When using on floor boards, start to polish the oil immediately after you have removed the excess oil.
Do not use when the temperature is below 10+ C and/or the relative humidity is above 80%; eg. cold damp conditions, or when condensation, rain or frost are likely to occur. Do not use on hot days, in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces.
Provide adequate ventilation during application and drying. Furniture may be brought in with due care after 3 days.