|No. of coats||2-3|
|Coverage||Up to 10m² per litre|
|Drying time||2 hrs|
|MPN||Please Select Size/Option|
|GTIN||Please Select Size/Option|
Manns Trade Extra Tough Pro Floor Varnish offers enhanced performance characteristics compared with single-component polyurethane floor varnish systems. Its cross-linking polyurethane technology produces a clear, ultra durable finish that is perfect for demanding commercial and domestic environments including entrance hallways, corridors, kitchens, hospitals, care homes, schools, restaurants, offices, shops and hotels.
With anti-bacterial properties, it also offers protection against E-coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria and other harmful bacterial strains with a 99% kill rate within 24 hours, making it ideal for areas where germs and bacteria need to be controlled.
Please Note: This product is not suitable for use in areas of high humidity, condensation or where regular contact with water is likely such as bathrooms, shower rooms or swimming pool areas.
Ensure that floors to be varnished are clean, dry and free of dust, dirt and other surface contaminants.
If desired, floors can be stained prior to varnishing. For softwood floors such as pine, consider Manns Classic Pine Stain. For hardwood floors such as Oak, consider Manns Classic Oak Stain. If a solvent-based or light-fast floor stain is required, use Manns Trade Light Fast Wood Stain.
Floor to be varnished should first be primed with one of the following Manns wood primers:
|Manns Extra Tough Primer||A water-based, multi-purpose primer, suitable for all bare, solid and engineered wood flooring|
|Manns Classic Interior Primer||A water-based primer for use on interior wood surfaces in domestic and commercial environments|
|Manns Trade Intense Primer||An intense primer for use with Manns interior wood varnishes. Ideal for isolating resinous or knotty softwoods and oily hardwoods prior to varnishing|
Always do a test area before starting any project to assess product suitability and final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times. Stir the varnish thoroughly before and periodically during use.
Manns Trade Extra Tough Pro Floor Varnish is very versatile and easy to use. It comes supplied with enough hardener / catalyst for the varnish. Although the catalyst is required to achieve the strongest and most durable finish, it adds around 5% strength to the final finish.
Mix 10 parts lacquer to 1 part catalyst by volume and mix well prior to use. The catalysed lacquer should be used within 5 hours of mixing.
An alternative method of measuring the amount of catalyst to floor varnish is to measure the height of the liquid in the bottle of hardener and varnish, and to mark the containers with a permanent marker pen in increments of perhaps a quarter. By doing this, it's easy to pour 1 quarter, half or three quarters of the varnish as required with the correct amount of hardener. The amount of hardener added to the varnish does not have to be precise down to the exact millilitre. If a little too much or too little is added, it will not have a negative effect on the final finish.
If not using a dedicated primer, 3 coats of Manns Extra Tough Pro Floor Varnish is recommended. The first coat can be applied as a base coat without the hardener. The hardener can then be added for the second and third coats.
Optimum application of this varnish is achieved between 18°C and 22°C with good air movement and ventilation. Floors varnished with Manns Trade Extra Tough Pro Floor Varnish should not be subjected to environments with temperatures of less than 2°C.
Brushes and equipment should be cleaned immediately after use with warm, soapy water and wiped dry with a dry cloth.
Cleaning of freshly varnished floors should be avoided until the lacquer has reached full cure, approximately 7 days after application. Floors should be dry swept or vacuumed regularly to avoid dust and grit build up, as this can have an abrasive effect on the final finish.
Manns Trade Extra Tough Pro Floor Varnish can be periodically cleaned with a dedicated floor surface cleaner such as Woodleys Wood Surface Cleaner and a damp (not wet) lint-free cloth or mop.
Please Note: Varnished floors should never be washed with large quantities of water or with household and cleaners as these can degrade the finish over time.