How to Coat Your Floors with CFP Floor Water Based

What to use: Cabot’s CFP Floor Water Based


Why you should use it: Fast drying, non yellowing, hard wearing finish for interior timber floors.


How it works: Highly durable clear finish that enhances and protects the natural look of all timber flooring.

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Bare timber
Sand the surface smooth using 180 - 240 grit sandpaper. Sand only in the direction of the grain. Remove all traces of sanding dust.

Previously coated floors & timber floating floors
Thoroughly clean the surface with Cabot's Floor Clean and allow to dry. Apply one coat to a small test area. Allow to dry for 3 hours. Press sticky tape firmly to the surface and pull off quickly. If the coating comes off, sanding back to a sound surface will be required.
Note: Fill nail holes, cracks and other defects with Cabot's Wood Tone Putty after applying the first coat of this product for accurate colour matching.
Cork Flooring
Prepare cork according to cork manufacturers recommendations. Surface must be clean, dry and free of dust, grease or wax. Remove all loose and flaky rotted timber with a wire brush or course (60 grit) sandpaper.
Note: Do not shake can.
1. Stir thoroughly with a broad flat paddle before and during use.
2. Use a brush to cut in around the edge of one section at a time.
3. Apply product with a pad applicator, good quality brush or
6 - 10mm nap roller. Coat along the length of 3 - 4 boards, keeping a wet edge to prevent lap marks.
4. Allow to dry for a minimum of 3 hours. For best results, lightly sand to remove any grain raise using 240 grit paper. Remove all sanding dust.
5. Apply the 2nd & 3rd coats as above.

BARE TIMBER FLOORS
Apply 3 coats, allowing 3 hours between coats.

PREVIOUSLY COATED FLOORS
Apply 2 coats, allowing 3 hours between coats.


Give your floor time to dry for 16 hours before walking on the newly-coated surface. Replace furniture after 72 hours. 

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