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Lobadur WS 2K Fusion
It’s a simplified choice : LOBADUR®2K Fusion. This lacquer can be used with the vast majority of known wood species (just like the LOBADUR® WS Easy Prime)
The main difference between this lacquer range and the competition is the durability.
LOBADUR® 2K Fusion is especially designed for floors with a very high load usage as it has an extremely high resistant final finish.
the most important product features are:
• Excellent flow properties
• Primer with a film coating It is a good filling primer that forms a film coat. It also enables excellent results on absorbent wooden floors.
• 100% free of roller marks. The visibility of roller marks is reduced due to high flow properties and the long open time.
• Beautiful deep natural
• Low solvent and free of NMP
• Great elasticity
• Reduces the working of edge binding e.g. in case of floating floors
• High durability
The above text is the standard Lecol/Lobadur product information for this lacquer system, which we used recently for the first time on a two roomed project for one of our regular corporate clients - the results were just superb.
As a professional, when you use a new lacquer that you have never used before for the very first time, it always leaves you with doubts, even though I had heard very positive reports from a colleague in the floor sanding industry, there is nothing like putting the lacquer down yourself to ease those lingering thoughts of impending doom and gloom.
The time had arrived to start applying the Lobadur WS 2K Fusion - The Oak strip flooring had been prepared, vacuumed and tack clothed, the primer had been applied and the moment of truth was upon us. We mixed the hardener into the main product [shaking it first], gave the main can a good shake, left it to settle for a few minutes then we were good to go.
This product was an absolute joy to apply, it flowed beautifully even when using a small 4" foam roller to cut in, the product left precious few white lines in the lacquer which were easily removed with only a tiny bit of re-working, using the 18" roller we were using for this project to apply the lacquer was even easier than the cutting in, as I mentioned before the flow of the product was excellent, it really was easy and quick to work the product with the roller, both the areas we had to apply the coats of lacquer onto were done in no time.
The drying time in between coats was pretty impressive also, each coat took less that 2 hours to naturally air dry, this is quick when you take into consideration that this is a high traffic 2 component product which can take between 3-4 hrs per coat to dry.
In summary, if any one out there is looking for a high quality 2 part lacquer product for their wood floor refinishing project then I might suggest you've found what you are looking for.
Lobadur WS 2K Fusion is right up there with Bona Traffic and Junckers HP Sport in my opinion, it ticked all the right boxes and then some, was pretty easy to apply, and price wise is a little cheaper than Bona Traffic and about the same price as Junckers HP Sport here in the UK.
The 2 pictures below are direct before and after pictures from one of our recently completed projects where we used the Lobadur WS 2K Fusion, judge for yourselves how it looks - pretty darn good IMHO.
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For this project we applied the Lobadur WS 2K Fusion with a 18" Medium pile Roller, and cut in with a 4" foam roller.
*NB* Our thanks go to Duncan Conlan, Lecol Uk Sales Director for his considerable technical help [again] and valuable assistance on this project - Thanks Duncan
WS 2K Fusion comes delivered in a 4.5 litre can with a 0.45 L Hardener, the version we used was Matt/Satin and when dry had a satin sheen appearance. The coverage rate was approx 10m2 per litre of WS 2K Fusion
We are often asked 'How many coats of lacquer do i need' the simple answer really is as many as you like, but the lacquer application always relates to the product 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.
Lobadur WS 2K Fusion 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 approx 8mm, a decent quality roller will have that information on the packet, use an inch and three quarter roller and 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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