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Decorative veneer are thin slices of natural wood glued to substrate like plywood or MDF. To maintain the naturalness and richness of decorative veneer, veneer sheets are polished. Polishing is very important to protect and restore the shine of decorative veneer. There are different types of polishes that are known to Indian market. But one polish not much spoken about is Rubio Monocoat.
Rubio Monocoat is new generation ecofriendly polish not known to many. Not even 1% of crowd would know about it. Rubio Monocoat is unique hard oil based polish which is quite popular in European countries. Rubio monocoat is the only polish with natural components with zero VUC i.e. volatile organic components.
Rubio Monocoat has not emanated to India
The key reason for Rubio monocoat not known to many here is it is not been exported to India on large scale. This is because of the strict norms followed by European market. One of the reasons is that they do not easily give away their product to especially those who are unaware of its richness and features. They do not want the product to be misused or ruined just like that. To understand this too, there’s a judgmental passed through their rules.
Typically, polishing veneer is a lengthy procedure. But the process of applying Rubio monocoat is different from all other types of finishes. Rubio monocoat finish is given in just one single coat unlike other polishes. It is the only polish that abides by with the microns of the wood by molecular bonding. This is why the consumption is much lower than other polishes.
Rubio monocoat is the only polish that can directly be applied to any type of wood like veneer, MDF and HDF. This unique polish- Rubio monocoat can give intense and deep shade to veneer wood in one single layer, without hampering the natural look and feel of wood.
The molecular bonding creates a durable and long lasting protection. To obtain this molecular bonding, it very important to let the polish dry properly. The better the fibers are bonded, stronger will be the protection.
With Rubio Monocoat, once the wood fibers are molecularly bonded in first coat, the extra or second coat will no longer be accepted by wood. Therefore it’s pointless to apply second layer.
As a result, it saves on time too.
Rubio monocoat is available in 40 different colors that are easy to apply and maintain.
i. Firstly the veneered wood or floor is smoothed to have good end result of the polish. Uneven sanding can result in uneven coloring and coating. Usually an 80-120 net sand paper is used for smoothing.
ii. The dust present is then removed. This is done with a cloth dampened with raw wood cleaner. The cloth is then wiped over the floor which absorbs the dust. If the floor is veneer is not dusted, the polish oil will settle on duct creating minute paste on the surface. The oil bond with the dust rather than wood fibers.
iii. The oils is then stirred thoroughly so that there are no pigments settled at the bottom of the can. This is polish or oil is then applied to the surface with a cloth. The polish is applied lengthwise i.e. along the grains of the veneer. For larger areas. machines are used to spread and apply the polish.
iv. The oil/polish is then spread with another cloth or white pad (tool for larger areas). This is done to evenly spread the oil to get and even toned surface.
v. Immediately after 3-5 mins. The excess polish is removed by rubbing of the surface with dry cloth. This needs to be done within 10-15 mins after application of oil i.e. before it completes dries of.
Once Rubio monocoat is applied on floors, it takes good 3 weeks to actually harden. Therefore during first week, it is advised to clean with vacuum cleaner or dry dust mop only. For second week, a damp cloth, soaked in clean water and squeezed out carefully can be used. After 3 weeks the surface can be maintained using maintenance solutions from Rubio Monocoat range. You can consult our expert team at contractrobhai.com to know more about yearly maintenance and products.
Rubio Monocoat is water resistant and so home owners can plan to use it in bathrooms and washrooms too. But care must be taken while using Rubio Monocoat. The cloth used while working with Rubio monocoat can combust due to its chemical properties. Therefore we suggest you to soak the cloth in water before disposal.
Rubio monocoat for Interiors and Exterior
Rubio monocoat can be used for interior as well as exterior purposes. But the polish for interior and exterior will differ. For interior, Rubio monocoat polish can be used for flooring’s, bathrooms, worktops (in kitchen), furniture and doors-stairs. And for exterior purpose, Rubio monocoat polish can be used in garden houses, facade panels, cabins, swings, fences and wooden decks.
Easy to repair & maintain
The pigmentation technology of Rubio monocoat grants local repair for any damaged or scratched areas. The molecular bonding characteristic allows only the free wood fibers will absorb the polish. Wood or part next to the scratched or damaged area will not adhere. The excess polish is removed easily after its drying time.
One more characteristic that Rubio Monocoat not known is that it is a stain free polish unlike other polishes. Since Rubio monocoat does not allow the wood to stain easily, which mKes furniture with Rubio monocoat polish are easy to maintain and are last long. Daily stains can be treated easily with cotton or rug dipped in acetone.
Rubio monocoat is not much of a costly affair as compared to the finish it delivers. So I would suggest home owners to spend an extra penny to acquire beautifully finished furniture.