-professional wood floor primer suitable for all types of wood surfaces
-to be applied with a roller or primer applicator before overcoating
-it can be overcoated with all water based floor varnishes from Bona
-it will enhance and enrich the look of any type of wooden surface
-two coats of primer and one coat of water based varnish will do the job
-its huge coverage area (50-70 sq meter per 5L) makes it cost effective
A Look At The Bona Intense Primer
A floor's beauty affects everything else. The elegance of your wood floor will reflect on the furnishings, countertops and accents, setting the décor of the establishment. Wood comes with a grandiose look and feel, adding a touch of natural beauty to the premises. However, over time, it tends to fade and yellow due to the effects of the sun. Then there are those stains that develop due to accidental food and drink spills. Scuffs and scratch marks are an additional issue that will need to be contended with. Don’t forget the gunk that is tracked under people’s shoes, plus the paws of your furry friend. Are you looking to refinish your floor and restore its long lost glory? It may be a new installation, and you want to protect your floor from losing its appeal. Or perhaps you're a realtor, and you need to touch up the property in order to generate leads and seal deals with potential buyers and tenants. That's where wood primers come in. They are products that will add to the beauty of your floor; Quality colourations that are testament to your style, and will open up the interior space of the establishment. To get the vibrance you desire for your wood floors, turn to the Bona Intense Primer.
In addition to enhancing your floor’s beauty, the primer also enables stronger bonding with the topcoat that you're intending to apply. This prevents weakening of the finish, by enhancing the structural integrity of the surface. You want it to be durable enough to withstand the traffic that the floor handles, to prevent wear and tear. In order for a chemical and physical bond to be achieved between the primer and the topcoats, they first have to be compatible. Different establishments and homeowners also have unique demands when it comes to style, and there are topcoats to meet your particular taste. As such, you want a primer that gives you a wide array of options to choose from. That's right up the alley of the Bona Intense Primer.
5 Reasons To Invest In The Bona Intense Primer
1. Rejuvenate your floor
Do you want to breathe new life into your floor? The Bona Intense Primer will enable you to do it. The medium rich wood colouration it brings spruces up the establishment, brightening up the rest of the ambience. You get these results on every square inch of floor space. The Bona Intense Primer creates a soothing feel that complements the topcoat that you will apply, leading to superior results. The primer also has the ability to hide those pesky scuff marks and scratches on the surface of the wood, establishing the elegant look and feel that you desire.
2. Protect your investment
Installing a wood floor in your establishment was a bold step that consumed lots of funds. The beauty, natural feel and the health benefits are worth it. However, the floor is under a lot of abuse, from foot traffic and stains, to the occasional sharp objects being dropped onto it. You want to increase your floor's ability to withstand these issues. The Bona Intense Primer is formulated using a pure polyurethane dispersion, which gives it superior strength and abradability properties. The primer further increases the floor's resistance to solar radiation, which sorts out the fading menace. This, added to the protective properties of the topcoats that will be applied, enhances the life of your wood floor, enabling you to enjoy it for longer. The Bona Intense Primer is compatible with all Bona waterborne floor lacquers, including Mega and Traffic HD, and the number of topcoat layers you apply depends on the wear requirements of the floor.
3. Application is a breeze
The Bona Intense Primer has been designed to be easy to use. You can use a roller or a good quality floor brush to apply it onto the wood. It has a long open time, enabling you to ensure a uniform application. This, coupled with the excellent flow, enables you to avoid colour variations that are caused by uneven application. It also reduces the risk of side bonding. Note that the Bona Intense Primer is primarily meant for untreated wood. However, it can also be used on wood floors that have been treated with Bona Prime Deep or Bona Create. In addition, in case you want to further increase the open time, you can dilute the primer with Bona Retarder (4%).
4. Reduce your floor maintenance budget
The Bona Intense Primer enables you to cover more with less. Its high application rate of 8-10 m²/lit (120-100g/m²) with each coat enables every purchase to cover a wide floor area. The improved adhesion brought by the primer also extends the life of the topcoat, further cutting down maintenance costs. All these, added to the affordable unit costs, enables you to make more savings when you choose to use the Bona Intense Primer.
5. Protect the biodiversity around you
Your family at home, customers and staff at the workplace, and even those lovely potted plants in the premises need quality indoor air to thrive. You don't want your loved ones falling ill due to toxic emissions from products used on the floor, losing precious man-hours due to giving off sick-days to your staff, or dealing with costly lawsuits. The Bona Prime Intense is a waterborne primer, meaning that it gives you the quality results you desire without exposing you to the risks that result from using solvent-base formulations. It is NMP and NEP free, and also has low VOC content (max 60g/lit). This preserves the quality of the air you breathe, and simultaneously makes the primer safe for Mother Nature.
DOs And DON'Ts When Using The Bona Intense Primer
· DO allow the wood to acclimatise to its end-use environment before applying the Bona Intense Primer. This is especially for new installations. The moisture content in the wood is affected by the temperature and humidity conditions in its environment, and you want to ensure that it has reached equilibrium with your establishment. This will prevent future problems like cupping.
· DO apply the Bona Intense Primer along the grain of the wood.
· DO allow coats to dry before applying additional layers. In addition, lightly sand to reduce the grain raise in preparation for the subsequent coat.
· DON'T apply the primer in temperatures under 13C. The optimal temperature and humidity ranges are 18-25C, and 40-60% respectively. In general, plan the application for when temperatures are high, and humidity is low.