How To Apply Rubio Monocoat Maintenance Oil

Rubio Monocoat Oil, my go-to for a robust, single-coat finish, beautifully merges hard wax and linseed oil.

It’s a game-changer for my woodworking projects, deeply penetrating the wood and forming a resilient seal that stands up to daily wear, especially on hardwood floors.

Generally, it requires little to no maintenance, but if you run into issues and need to freshen it up, you can apply Rubio’s maintenance oil.

What Is Rubio Monocoat Maintenance Oil?

Rubio Monocoat Maintenance Oil is a product for upkeep of finished hard wax oil surfaces. Not just limited to surfaces treated with Rubio Monocoat Oil, this universal maintenance oil (UMO) is a go-to solution for a variety of products and brands.

When applied, Rubio Monocoat Maintenance Oil imparts a gentle, satin sheen, revitalizing the appearance of hardwood floors and furniture. It’s particularly effective in breathing new life into oiled floors that are beginning to lose their vibrancy. This maintenance oil ensures that your wooden surfaces stay protected and maintain their aesthetic appeal over time.

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Rubio Monocoat Maintenance Oil

1) Preparation

Start by thoroughly cleaning the surface. Remove all dirt and dust. Use Rubio Monocoat’s RM Natural Soap mixed with water for optimal results. After cleaning, rinse the surface well with a wet cloth to remove any soap residue and let it dry completely.

2) Application Process

  • Area Selection: Work on small sections at a time. Choose areas that you can wipe and polish dry within 5 minutes to avoid getting ahead of yourself.
  • Method: Apply the Maintenance Oil either by hand using a cloth, sponge, or brush or by machine with a buffer and a white pad. Use just enough oil to lightly cover the area without making it too sticky.

3) Buffing

  • Initial Buffing: After applying the oil, wait for about 5 minutes to let it react with the underlying coat. Then, dry the area with a paper towel or a cotton cloth.
  • Machine Buffing: For floors, use a floor polishing machine with a white polishing pad. Pour a small amount of oil (no more than ¼ cup) onto the floor and cover as much area as possible within five minutes. Use minimal product to avoid the floors becoming too heavy with oil and sticky.
  • Hand Buffing: For corners and edges near baseboards, apply the oil by hand and buff off by hand.

4) Drying Time

Ensure the room is well-ventilated to allow adequate airflow for drying. The drying process should take about 6-8 hours.

5) Post-Application Care

  • Curing: Allow a week for the oil to cure fully. During this time, if it’s a piece of furniture, avoid using it; if it’s hardwood flooring, wait before replacing area rugs and furniture.
  • Cleaning: During the curing week, clean the surface with a damp cloth only – no soap. After the week, you can clean with RM Natural Soap.

6) Safety and Storage

Remember, Rubio Monocoat Universal Maintenance Oil should not be diluted. After use, soak cloths in water before disposal to prevent spontaneous combustion. Store the product in dry conditions and in its original packaging for up to 12 months.

Here’s a helpful video that demonstrates these steps.

As we said, we like Rubio Monocoat Oil. If you have a new floor to finish, you should check out this video:

For a good lesson in prep, sanding, cleaning, oil application, and buffing.  You’ll learn that with a good power tool rental for a day, it’s even something you can do yourself.

The results will be beautiful, and a few years later, it’s time to renew and restore, you now know the steps to take with the Rubio Maintenance Oil.

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How To Apply Rubio Monocoat Maintenance Oil

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