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Base Colours

Our base colours for interior wood surfaces - floors, furniture, doors, panelling - help boost the colour of topcoats, or are for staining or colouring wood before application of a clear, protective topcoat such as a varnish or wax.

Base colours are easy to use and for most interior wood installations including solid wood, plank, strip, OSB and cork flooring, as well as stairs. We also stock products from Rubio Monocoat to give aged, fumed, and smoked aspects to new wood, oak, and any other tannic acid-containing types of wood.

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Rubio Monocoat Color Base

Rubio Color Base is an oil-based pre-colour, which always needs to be used in combination with Rubio Varnish 2C, which provides colouring and protection. Uses molecular bonding technology. Pretreatment; does not protect the wood. Has to be combined with a Rubio Monocoat finishing product for maximum protection Technology of molecular...

Price £12.32
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Osmo Oil Stain

Osmo Oil Stain is ideal as a coloured base coat for all wooden floors, such as solid wood, plank, strip, OSB and cork flooring, as well as stairs and furniture surfaces. Especially fast drying and curing - Extremely durable and hardwearing Very water and dirt resistant - specifically for commercial use Satin finish - Suitable for all...

Price £45.14
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Rubio Monocoat Precolor Easy

Create unique effects and contrasts by precolouring your items using Rubio Monocoat Precolor Easy, available in 14 different colours that can be mixed with each other to obtain endless precolours. Should be used in combination with a finishing coat of Rubio Monocoat oil Easy to apply Yields consistent results Natural look Can also be...

Price £11.12
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Rubio Monocoat Pre-Aging

Rubio Monocoat Pre-Aging gives the look of a reactive stain without the disadvantages, giving new wood an old look. Non-reactive water-based pre-treatment Stable colour that can easily be reproduced Excellent spot-resistance after treatment with Rubio Monocoat oil Deep colouring with subtle accents Applicable to virtually all wood...

Price £9.27
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Rubio Monocoat Fumed

Rubio Monocoat Fumed, especially designed to quickly give a fumed aspect to oak wood (or any other tannic acid-containing types of wood), reacting on the tannic acid in the wood and not on the sapwood to obtain unique effects. Gives a ‘greying’ effect to the wood Does not release any toxic fumes or vapours Can be diluted with water if the...

Price £3.52
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Rubio Monocoat Smoke

Rubio Monocoat Smoke, especially designed to quickly give a smoked aspect to oak wood (or any other tannic acid-containing types of wood), reacting on the tannic acid in the wood and not on the sapwood to obtain unique effects. Gives a similar effect as smoking with ammonia Does not release any toxic fumes or vapours Can be diluted with...

Price £3.52
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Blackfriar Wood Dye

This product is temporarily unavailable; in the meantime, our technical team recommend Rubio Color Base as a great alternative - use discount code SAVE10 at checkout to save 10%! Please note: it is important to check that any alternative product is suitable for your requirements, as our suggestion is given in good faith but without warranty....

Price £8.70
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Osmo Oil Stain Samples

Osmo Oil Stain Samples - for Osmo Oil Stain - is ideal as a coloured base coat for all wooden floors, such as solid wood, plank, strip, OSB and cork flooring, as well as stairs and furniture surfaces. Especially fast drying and curing - Extremely durable and hardwearing Very water and dirt resistant - specifically for commercial use Satin...

Price £1.21
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Intercoat EnviroLa/c Low Odour A/C Basecoat 40090

Intercoat EnviroLa/c Low Odour A/C Basecoat 40090 is a fast drying acid-catalysed basecoat with good sanding properties formulated with a low-odour solvent and resin combination to minimise emissions. Part of the Intercoat Envirola/c range Tested to 6250 and meets the Severe Use rating in areas of wet and dry heat, resistance to alcohol...

Price £41.10
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Intercoat Clear Polyester Basecoat AST133

Intercoat Clear Polyester Basecoat AST133 is a clear unsaturated polyester basecoat with excellent build and coverage. Especially suitable for MDF as well as yacht and boat furniture Clear basecoat for polyester or polyurethane finishing coat For professional use only. Base and hardener sold seperately. More Information...

Price £40.82
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What is fumed and smoked wood?

It comes from an accidental discovery of hardwood exposed to ammonia, resulting in floors that were darkened yet highlighting the grain. The ammonia reacted with tannins in the wood, oak in this case, resulting in a greying effect.

Each wood and board will react with a little difference, depending on the tannin content present in the wood bein fumed or smoked.

Our fuming and smoking products from Rubio Monocoat replicate the effect quickly and without releasing harmful ammonia smells, and can be applied both manually and industrially.