LIVOS Ardvos is great versatile wood oil for general use to finish all solid interior wood. Safe for use on food items and children's toys. Dries to a water repellent satin finish that is easy to maintain and repair.
Suitable: for softwoods and hardwoods, and also concrete floors. Use on all interior timber trim, furniture and floors, plus wooden chopping boards and children's toys. Not suitable for use on plywood due to the potential of oil penetration affecting the glues.
is a rich enhancement of the timber colouring and grain. Dries to a satin finish, but not as high shine as Kunos Oil Sealer
Colours: clear only.
Odour: is a mild linseed smell when applying and for a little while afterwards. No ongoing odour when dry.
initially when applying has some VOC's, but no ongoing VOC emissions when dry. See further information on the type of VOC in LIVOS Oils
is good. Can be used in high traffic areas and is stain and water repellant. However similar to most wood finishes it is advisable to wipe up spills as soon as possible. Scratches and stains can be repaired quite well by cleaning with Trena pH Neutral Cleaner
and spot sanding and re-oiling if needed.
Vapour Permeability: is good. Allows the wood to breath.
Preparation: must be applied to new, clean, sanded wood.
apply in temperatures above 12 degrees C. Apply with a cloth on furniture, and lambswool applicator on floors. Allow to penetrate for 10 - 15 mins then wipe off excess till touch dry. Dry thoroughly over night and repeat for second coat. Apply 2 coats on furniture or trim, and 3 coats on floors. Kunos Countertop Oil
can be used as the final coat, or coats, on countertops for slightly higher heat and water resistance.
Drying: is dependent on good airflow over the surface. Always get as much ventilation and airflow during application and drying as possible. Allow a day between each coat to dry and harden, and do not apply the next coat if it is still tacky. Allow a couple of days to dry after the final coat before allowing any traffic on a floor. Doesn't cure to full hardness for 5 - 6 weeks so care needs to be taken to avoid water and heavy traffic on a floor during this time.
When using inside cupboards there must be good ventilation and air flow during the curing time to allow the oil to cure fully.
Coverage: Generally 1L is sufficient for 2 or 3 coats on approximately 11sq.m. However this may vary with different timbers. The first coat will absorb the most oil (allow 17sq.m/L), the second coat a lot less (allow 42sq.m/L), and the third coat requires only a very small amount (aprox 106sq.m/L).
Coats: 2 coats is generally sufficient on timber trim and furniture. Apply an extra coat on table tops and floors.
easy to maintain. Vacuum floors regularly, and damp mop with a simple solution of the LIVOS Trena pH Neutral Cleaner
to keep the floor nourished and water repellant. For tables and furniture put the diluted Trena in a spray bottle and use to spray and wipe.
Spot cleaning of stains can be done with concentrated Trena
Scratches can be repaired by a light sand and then re-oiled with Ardvos Wood Oil.
Periodic rejuvenation of the finish can be done with the original oil.
See Floor Care Video
and Rejuvenation Video