Repairing a damaged floor finished with OSMO Polyx Oil

It is possible to spot repair damaged areas of your timber floor, by re-applying a thin coat of Polyx Oil after the effected area has been sanded. To achieve the best results and the correct finish, the following points should be noted:

  • When needed, cordon off the damaged area using masking tape.
  • Evenly sand the masked off area to remove the damage. The final snadpaper used should be the same as that used originally when the floor was prepared.
  • The sanded area must be totally dust free before oiling.
  • Apply two thin coats of the Polyx Oil using a lint free cloth, allowing 10-12 hours (or overnight) between the two coats.
  • If there is a difference in appearance of the surface (e.g. too dull) after the second coat has dried, a further very thin coat of oil may be applied to improve the finish.
  • Due to sanding the damaged area, the wood's natural colour may appear visibly lighter in colour than the surrounding floor. This difference will balance out over time.