Professional Builder’s Tibby Singh reviews Barrettine Armourflex Hardwax Oil
Date: 27th June 2023
Professional Builder’s Tibby Singh reviews Barrettine Armourflex Hardwax Oil!
When installing wooden floors or preserving furniture they should be treated correctly to increase the longevity but trying to select a product that can do this can be overwhelming. The whole point of having a wooden floor is because you want a natural look so the last thing you would want to do is apply something on the floor that makes it look artificial. I was looking forward to trying out a new product that has just come onto the market which is the Barrettine ArmourFlex Hardwax Oil to see if it really is groundbreaking. Barrettine has a long and proud history of producing quality chemical products, so it was reassuring to know that they have plenty of experience in this field – 140 years to be exact. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the manufacturer produces an extensive range of products.
Obviously, preparation is key because failing to prepare is preparing to fail. So, sanding down the floor or furniture – and making sure it’s thoroughly clean and free from dust – is essential. A tip to make sure it’s degreased is to wipe it down with methylated spirits. The good news is this oil just needs a little stir and it’s ready to use from the tin. The consistency seems perfect as it’s not too thick or thin.
Depending on what you’re treating it can be applied to the surface using a short pile roller, quality brush or lint free cloth. It only requires thin coats and straight away you can see it enhances the wood grain. Even though it is oil based, it still dries in good time and is ready for a second coat in 6-8 hours depending on the climate conditions.
As it states in the name ArmourFlex is hard wearing, making it stain, dirt and scratch resistant. So, there’s no need to cry over spilled milk or any other drinks, because once it’s cleaned up, it’ll be as good as new. It is important to point out that it is food and toy safe which is a big factor when it comes to choosing a product because children’s safety will always come first. It is also available in two finishes – Matt and Satin – depending on what appearance you’re wanting to achieve.
“I must say the Barrettine ArmourFlex Hardwax Oil is flawless and with so many benefits it’s a no-brainer using it on wooden floors and furniture. It’s good to know that it’s manufactured here in the UK and will certainly make your house feel like a home.”
Tibby Singh - Professional Builder
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