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.
|No. of coats||3|
|Coverage||Up to 16m² 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.
This is ideal if you want to keep the wood its natural colour,it does'nt turn yellow like solvent based varnishes,and it can be recoated in jig time.
Great varnish. Easy to apply and gives a really great finish. Not the cheapest but worth paying the money for.
Easy to brush paint on, just ensure that it is not to thick as it will have a white hue when dry. Fast drying and does not chip or flake even with furniture moving over it - worth paying the extra for as Ive tried cheaper product and they do not last . Great coverage also- recommended.
Easy to apply and very quick drying to a fist class durable finish
Easy to apply. Quick drying. Appears resilient. Does not affect the colour of the wood
Quick drying, good coverage as they say "does exactly what it says on the tin"
I found this product easy to apply and after 3 coats, for greatest protection for the bare wood floor of my new log cabin, it looks great as the finish is clear.
bit confusing as it was milky, but dried to a good finish, very pleased with the result
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.
Great price cheaper than all. would buy again
Very good product
well priced, very fast and secure delivery. great varnish. drys so fast and very little drag or drips
Good coverage, quality product. Easy to apply. Doesn't leave brush marks. Looks very good.
This is without doubt the best floor varnish on the market,just a perfect finish to any wood floor.
Also used it on my log cabin walls . Easy to apply , good product😃
Quality product that does exactly what it says on the tin!
Easy to apply dries quickly with an even coverage appear to be very hard wearing so far.
Second time using Wood Finishes Direct - Good competitive prices, fast delivery & free as well. Would recommend to anyone. Great service guys Cheers
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).