Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish - 2.5L

  4.8/5.0 (99 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

Ronseal Diamond Hard floor varnish dries to a clear, non-yellowing finish, whilst enhancing and prolonging the natural beauty of your wooden flooring.

This polyurethane varnish is Ronseal's strongest formulation, offering good protection against knocks and damages whilst resisting household chemicals.

Ronseal Varnish is touch dry within 30 minutes, with a re-coat time of 2 hours. For a tinted translucent finish try Diamond Hard Coloured Floor Varnish or Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Paint for an opaque coloured floor finish.

Brand Ronseal
No. of coats 3
Coverage Up to 16 per litre
Drying time 30 mins
MPN 37539, 32583, 32582
GTIN 5010214875399, 5010214825837, 5010214825820

Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish is available in a satin and gloss finish which allows the natural colour and beauty of the wood to show through - Perfect for wooden flooring and more. If you wish to varnish your floor and add colour, use available in satin only.

Ronseal Floor Varnish is suitable for use over most hard and soft woods, as well as hardboard, chipboard and wood composite.

Ideal for use on most domestic wooden floors including bathrooms and kitchens and is perfect for areas of high foot traffic such as hallways.

Note: Not to be used over laminate floors. Not suitable for commercial environments such as pubs, restaurants, community halls etc. For commercial premises or areas of very high traffic, consider Manns Two Pack Varnish or Bona Traffic HD.

Our customers love Ronseal's Diamond Hard Floor Varnish. And they appreciate being able to find out how to use wood floor varnishes via our blog post which includes a link to Ronseal's excellent video about varnishing a wood floor.

Prep - Unvarnished Floors: We know preparing a floor for re-coating can be a pain, but it's worth it to get wooden floors looking their best.

Start by sanding the floor. This will give the wood an even finish and help the Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish to stick. The easiest way to do this is with a floor sander. Dustless floor sanders are readily available which help to prevent weeks of cleaning and can help to provide a better overall varnish finish. Use 120 grit sandpaper and go along the length of the boards. Make sure to wear a good dust mask, especially if not using a dustless sander.

Vacuum sanded areas thoroughly and wipe down with white spirit. If you notice any holes or imperfections use a suitable wood filler to fill them in.

Prep - Varnished floors: This depends what state your floor is in. If the old varnish is just in need of a refresh, give it a light sand with 120 grit sandpaper. Let the dust settle. Then give it a vacuum and wipe it down with white spirit.

If the floor is in poor condition where the existing varnish is flaking off or there are areas that have worn though to the timber, sand the floor back to bare wood using a floor sander. Look at the Prep for Unvarnished Floors section above to see how to do this.

Application of Diamond Hard Floor Varnish. Always do a test area first.

Ensure that the room temperature is above 10℃. Remove all furniture and allow for good ventilation.

Stir the Ronseal Floor Varnish thoroughly before and during application to ensure a consistent finish. Using a good quality brush, start in the corner furthest from the door and work along the length of 2 floor boards at a time.

Apply 3 coats to give the best protection leaving 2 hours between each coat. Before the 3rd coat, give the floor a very light sand by hand along the length of the floorboards with 240 grit sandpaper (don't use a floor sander). Wipe down with a damp cloth. Then put the 3rd coat down.

Scrape off as much varnish as you can from application equipment, then wash in warm, soapy water. Don't put any left over polyurethane varnish down the drain or into watercourses. Local authority waste disposal sites usually have facilities to dispose of unused varnish.

Ronseal Varnish is touch dry after 30 mins. Allow 2 hours between coats.

The freshly varnished floor will be ready for light foot traffic in 2 to 3 hours of the final coat. Wait 24 hours before moving furniture back in to the room taking care not to drag it across or scrape the floor. Full curing time for Ronseal Diamond Hard Varnish is 72 hours.

99 customer reviews
4.8/5.0
 
Easy to use great finish by Norman Spencer

bit confusing as it was milky, but dried to a good finish, very pleased with the result

Reviewed Matt on: 10/08/16
Easy-to-apply product and smooth-looking finish by Elisabeth Griffin

Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish has given our ancient floor boards a new lease of life. I applied 4 coats (the first over very dry boards) over around 10m2 and still have a quarter left in the 2.5L tin.

Reviewed Satin on: 31/07/16
Fast shipping and the real thing by Abay Wicks

Great price cheaper than all. would buy again

Reviewed Satin on: 22/07/16
Very good finish, great price by Catherine McNaught

Very good product

Reviewed Matt on: 20/07/16
Excellent value by Richard Scott

well priced, very fast and secure delivery. great varnish. drys so fast and very little drag or drips

Reviewed Satin on: 18/07/16
Good finish by Amy Kenny

Good coverage, quality product. Easy to apply. Doesn't leave brush marks. Looks very good.

Reviewed Satin on: 17/07/16
Perfect by David Lloyd

This is without doubt the best floor varnish on the market,just a perfect finish to any wood floor.

Reviewed Gloss on: 13/07/16
Best hard floor varnish available by William Taylor

Also used it on my log cabin walls . Easy to apply , good product😃

Reviewed Gloss on: 09/07/16
Excellent service at a very reasonable price, highly recommended!! by Mr T Gordon

Quality product that does exactly what it says on the tin!

Reviewed Satin on: 07/07/16
As with all ronseal product does exactly what it says on the tin Quick drying high shine finish by Duncan Anderson

Easy to apply dries quickly with an even coverage appear to be very hard wearing so far.

Reviewed Gloss on: 02/07/16
Great Product - Good Price by Steve Homer

Second time using Wood Finishes Direct - Good competitive prices, fast delivery & free as well. Would recommend to anyone. Great service guys Cheers

Reviewed Satin on: 16/06/16
Easy to use, good (quite shiny) finish, great coverage per tin, appears hard wearing by Chris Needham

I used this for shed/summmerhouse floor. It was applied direct over wood stain. Varnish went on very easily, and it dries quickly. I've applied 3 coats (29sq m) and used just under half 2.5l tin - so I got better than coverage estimate. I didn't sand between any of the coats as I wasn't looking for a perfect finish (it's a shed floor). Finish is quite reflective for satin. Easy to clean/wash brushes afterwards. Finish is sound, and appears to be hard wearing (no marks following dropped table).

Reviewed Satin on: 13/06/16
Great service Enjoyed being kept updated with the progress of my order and my product arrived quickly and when specified by Matthew Hulks

Great product and well worth the money.

Reviewed Matt on: 03/06/16
Good by Stuart Cooper

Used in the past. Very good stuff

Reviewed Satin on: 21/05/16
Good product by Alan Mitchell

went further than calculated after first coat, can't comment on durability yet as only just used for the first time

Reviewed Satin on: 18/05/16
Ronseal seal Diamond what a great product by Martin Cross

I have just clad the walls of a wooden cabin and wanted to bring out the colour of the wood and protect it from drying out to quick, rather than use conventional oil based varnish I used Ronseal diamond floor varnish. This water based varnish was perfect it was easy to apply low odour and dry with in two hours. So I managed to coat all the wall three times in on day for an amazing finish.

Reviewed Satin on: 23/04/16
It does what it says on the can by Chris

Lovely finish which lasts and lasts, easy to apply. Shame the smaller tins no longer available. Good value for money.

Reviewed Satin on: 08/04/16
Easy to use and great finish by Damian Wynn-Hughes

Used this on new oak doors, easy to apply and great finish after 3 coats. Low smell and quick drying, plus easy clean up of brushes make the whole experience painless. Good coverage too - 11 doors, 3 coats on both sides = 66 sides!!

Reviewed Satin on: 29/03/16
Once again a lovely finish with ta Rinseal varnish by S Carruthers

Last time I used a Ronseal gloss finish, this time the satin. Both times I have been left with a beautiful finish.

Reviewed Satin on: 26/03/16
Does what it says on the can! by Rihard Child

Easy to paint and provides a good finish.

Reviewed Satin on: 19/03/16

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