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Junckers HP Sport Wood Flooring Lacquer Review

© Copyright Author Gary Hughes/Woodfloor-Renovations
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Junckers HP Sport is a low-odour, 2 component hard wearing water-based polyurethane lacquer for pre finished or untreated, newly installed or machine sanded wood floors in commercial areas.

DON'T FORGET - Junckers HP Sport Lacquer should be mixed with Junckers HP Sport Hardener before use - DON'T EVER use without the hardener being mixed in...

Junckers HP Sport is one of the true heavyweight high traffic lacquer solutions here in the UK, I personally have used this product on scores of projects and covered literally thousands of m2 and have yet to encounter the slightest issue with it. As a 2 part product it mixes together nicely without any issues [make sure you read the instructions on mixing], and whether the product is poured directly onto the floor or is worked out of a paint tray, this product is easy to use and straightforward to apply especially with the correct roller/applicator type.

The drying times with Junckers HP Sport are slightly longer than the other lacquers in the Junckers stable, but this is a top quality heavy duty 2 part formulation, designed specifically for high traffic areas, so waiting an extra few hours overall is a small price to pay for using such a durable top notch product, expect a 2-3 hr drying time [per coat] with this product.

If possible, have the central heating turned on in the room/house/project that the Junckers HP Sport is being applied into, this can help your project considerably with lacquer drying times.

Junckers HP Sport is a direct competitor to the mighty Bona Traffic , and is usually a good 10% cheaper to buy, but performance wise, in our humble opinion it is every bit as good.

Expect to pay between £70.00-£90.00 for 5 Litres of Junckers HP Sport

While the product is at the top range of the Lacquer cost scale, being a Junckers product it is easy to apply, and has excellent flow and levelling properties and dries in good time as well, [dependant on site conditions] With quality wood flooring lacquers, you get what you pay for, and what you get with Junckers HP Sport is a high quality product, that is virtually bullet proof, and is backed up with the Junckers name, which is synonymous with excellent products and considerable technical know-how.

Junckers HP Sport is virtually the same product as Junckers HP Commercial, the main difference being that the HP Sport has better tractional properties [slip resistance] than HP Commercial, Junckers HP Sport is widely used in sporting/commercial areas where more slip resistance is needed by end users.

Commercial sports floors are very demanding environments and certainly need the highest quality of finishes to withstand the daily rigours of a sports arena, we use Junckers HP Sport for all our sports area projects.

*DID YOU KNOW* Junckers are the largest manufacturers of top quality hardwood flooring for sports halls and facilities in Europe, and have spent decades constantly developing thier range of lacquers and coatings for wooden floors.

Remember maximum hardness is achieved after 72 hours

The coverage overall is also excellent, we get at the very least 10m2 per litre of Junckers HP Sport , often 12m2 + is achievable but is dependant on many things - NEVER skimp on the amount of lacquer you put down, 10-12 m2 per litre of product is an average and depends on a variety of variables, for example a badly prepared floor will almost certainly need more lacquer than a correctly prepared floor, its all in the preparation.

Junckers HP Sport Comes in the Following sizes

Package sizes: Lacquer & Hardener: 4.95 litre (4.5 + 0.45) and 9.9 (9 + 0.9) litre.
Carefully Follow the manufacturers instructions for mixing and settling time.

Sheen Levels:- HP Sport is only available in Semi Gloss [50% Sheen]

System Recommendations

Domestic Situations

Untreated and sanded floors:
1 x coat Junckers Prelak 8 m2/litre or Pro Seal 10 m2/litre or Junckers Base Prime
2 x coats Junckers HP Sport 10-12 m2/litre.

Commercial Environments

Untreated and sanded floors:
1 x coat Junckers Prelak 8 m2/litre or Pro Seal 10 m2/litre or Junckers Base Prime
2 or 3 x coats Junckers HP Sport 10-12 m2/litre.

All these finishes look superb when properly applied and it would of course depend on the choice of the end user as to what aesthetic sheen level best suits the particular area/room where that the product is being applied.

Everything in this article applies to Junckers HP Commercial as well.


We are often asked 'How many coats of lacquer do i need' - the simple answer is as many as you like, but this always relates to cost & the time frame involved in the project. As a general rule of thumb a Professional Floor Sanding company will specify 3 Coats of Lacquer or 2 coats of Oil as standard for a domestic situation, extra coats of lacquer will be at an extra cost, anything between £4 - £6 per coat per m2 eg. For a 20m2 lounge to be given a 4th coat of lacquer should cost between £80 - £120

If in doubt just ask your Floor Sanding Professional.

Junckers HP Sport can be applied to a wood floor in a number of ways, a floor sanding professional will use a variety of application methods depending on the size of project, but if you are looking to apply lacquer to for example a 20m2 lounge, Oak strip, a 9" roller would be perfectly acceptable, the roller refill you need should be a 'medium pile' with the pile length being no longer than 8mm, a decent quality roller will have that information on the packet, use an inch and three quarter roller cage, these are more robust and just better than the cheaper inch and a half alternatives.

  • Look out for a light blue line around the roller refill, this designates that the pile has been thermo fused onto the actual roller sleeve and is highly unlikely to shed hair/pile into the lacquer.

For cutting in we would recommend using a 4" Mini Paint Roller with a foam refill, these products are cheap but do the job extremely well. You don't always have to buy the manufacturers recommended products, which are normally twice the price of perfectly suitable alternatives.

The opinions and views expressed in this article are those of Woodfloor-Renovations through our experiences with the numerous Floor Sanding & Sealing projects that we have undertaken.

** No guarantee whatsoever is offered with this advice **

REMEMBER - ALWAYS follow the manufacturers instructions and read them carefully.

If you are not sure about any aspect of this article consult a Professional.

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