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.