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CFP Floor Oil Based

We did our lounge room we have a small house and it is in the middle of our home we have small kids and 2 Small dogs what is the absolute least amount of time we can move our furniture back and have the dogs inside if it’s more than 3 days is there a faster drying/ curing clear coat we could use we have just put a oil on the wood to stain to a darker colour

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Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi there,

Thanks for your question. For all of our flooring coatings, it is a 7 day curing process. This is the reason as to why we recommend waiting 7 days before replacing any furniture. As you will run the risk of damaging/indenting the coating if furniture is replaced before this time.

Unfortunately if you have used an Oil based stain, there is no other top coat you can apply that will give you a quicker dry time.

Please give us a call on 1800 011 006 so we can discuss this further with you.
Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Thanks, Team Cabot's

Vaughn Simmons

Vaughn Simmonsasked

CFP Floor Oil Based

I am using CFP floor oil base satin over our scout hall floor and wishing to paint red and yellow lines over the coating what should I use

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Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Good morning Vaughn,

It is best to give us a call on 1800 011 006 -we will need to ask you a few question to determine the beat product for your needs.
Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Max

Maxasked

CFP Floor Oil Based

Is sanding required between coats of CFP oil based?

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Max,

We do recommend sanding in between coats using 240 grit sandpaper.
This will ensure you have the best possible finish!
If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Mark C.

Mark C.asked

CFP Floor Water Based

Hi im going to clear a table that has just been sanded back to bare timber what should i use to clean the table before applying the matt clear

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Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Mark,

Sounds like a big job! You can give the timber a clean by wiping down the surface with some methylated spirits.
Just ensure the timber is dry and free from any sanding dust before you coat the timber.
If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Thanks, Team Cabot's

Mark C.
Mark C.

Thank you i just gave it a quick wash yesterday with some distilled water so on Thursday I'll use some methylated spirits as I'll be painting it on Friday afternoon

Guss

Gussasked

CFP Floor Water Based

I have got cypress pine timber floor,
Is cabot's cfp floor water based the right product for this timber?

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Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Guss,

Thanks for your question! The Water based CFP does sound like it would be the right product for you!
The Water based CFP does have a non-yellowing formula - so the coating will not yellow over time, unlike an Oil based flooring coating.

If your flooring is bare timber, take a look at the preparation instructions below;

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

If the timber has been coated before, take a look at these preparation instructions;

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, sand back further to a sound surface.
If the coating does not come off, you will be fine to coat!

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Jayme M.

Jayme M.asked

CFP Floor

Can this product be applied to yellow tongue flooring?
Looking at pulling up existing carpet and sealing the yellow tongue boards until we can afford new flooring
If so which would you suggest water based or oil based?

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Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Jayme,

Thanks for your questions. Yellow Tongue flooring is a resin enriched product, and normally contains synthetic resins and wax. For this reason, unfortunately our coatings will not adhere well over the top.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Jess

Jessasked

CFP Floor

How long should I leave between coats if it has been a rainy day?

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Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Jess,

The Oil based CFP requires a minimum of 12 hours in between coats. These dry times are based on 25 degrees and 50% humidity.
If the temperatures are cooler or warmer, you may want to give it longer in between coats to ensure the coating is dry enough.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Rocky

Rockyasked

CFP Floor Water Based

Hi, I done the first coat last night in my bedrooms and hallway. How long do you recommend leaving it before I can walk on it to apply the second coat?

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Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Good Morning Rocky,

We recommend a minimum of 3 hours in between coats for the water based CFP, 12 hours if you're using the Oil based CFP.
For best results, lightly sand in between coats to remove any grain raise using 240 grit paper. Remove all sanding dust.
Apply the 2nd & 3rd coats as above.

As for being able to walk on the coating, if you're using the water based CFP, you can walk on the flooring with light traffic after 16 hours after the final coat. Resume normal traffic 72 hours after the final coat.

If you're using the Oil based CFP, light foot traffic a minimum of 24 hours after the final coat, and normal foot traffic a minimum of 72 hours after the final coat.

For both the Oil based and Water based CFP, the full cure time is 7 days. For this reason we recommend replacing any furniture after this timer to avoid indenting or damaging the coating during this curing process.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Del W.

Del W.asked

CFP Floor Oil Based

Can I use the oil based or water based which I have both of as a gloss on my kitchen bench

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Del,

To protect your kitchen benchtop, we recommend using the water based Benchtop Clear

https://cabots.com.au/product/cabots-benchtop-clear.

As this product is formulated to be a durable, heat resistant and food safe coating.
This product is available in a gloss or satin finish.
We do recommend coating bare timber, however if the timber has been previously coated, please follow these steps below;

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 24 hours. Press sticky tape firmly to the surface and pull off quickly. If the coating comes off, sand back further to a sound surface.
If the coating does not come off, you will be fine to continue on coating the timber with the Benchtop Clear.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Thanks, Team Cabot's

Gail P.

Gail P.asked

CFP Floor Water Based

Can I used the waterbased CFP over an oil based floor stain?

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Gail,

I recommend to give our Help and Advice Team a call on 1800 011 006 - as we will need to ask you a few more questions to determine if this is suitable.

Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Thanks, Team Cabot's

Vicki

Vickiasked

CFP Floor Water Based

Do you have to sand back your cork tile
If thoroughly cleaned can you just go over the top.
Hasn’t been done for a long long time.

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Vicki,

As long as the surface is sound, there should be no issues in applying the CFP Water Based over the top of what you already have. Please see the below instructions on previously coated flooring;

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, sand back further to a sound surface.
If the coating does not come off, you will be fine to apply the coating following the instructions on the back of the can.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Thanks, Team Cabot's

Jus

Jusasked

CFP Floor Water Based

Can I add a Resene colour wood natural stain to CFP

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Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

G'day Jus,

Unfortunately we do not recommend mixing any sort of stain with the CFP, in both the water based and oil based.
If you'd like to change the colour of the flooring - we recommend staining the timber first using the Interior Stain and Varnish until you reach your desired colour depth.
Once dry, coat over the top using 3 coats of the CFP to ensure you have that durable walk on surface.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Stivat

Stivatasked

CFP Floor Water Based

I've used this on a floor and in some small areas it is still cloudy white when dry. What is the cause of this?

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Stivat
Stivat

Sorry, I see this has already been answered.

Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Stivat,

No need to be sorry at all!
The cloudiness in the coating does indicate that moisture is present in the coating.
This will eventually go away as the coating fully cures - which can take a minimum of 7 days.
You can help speed up this process and remove the cloudiness by using a hairdryer on the lowest heat setting - making sure that you keep the hair dryer moving so you don't damage the coating. This will help any moisture evaporate out of the coating.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheer - Team Cabot's

Mark

Markasked

CFP Floor Water Based

Hi,
I have just finished 25 tables for my restaurant and found that most have a cloudy white finish in some areas which doesn't look good. How do I get rid of this cloudinesss?

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Mark,

This could possibly moisture trapped between the coating or the timber.
You could try using a hairdryer to try to draw out the moisture. It is important to have the hair dryer on a low heat setting and keep the hairdryer moving. As the coating gets warm, the white marks should start to disappear as the moisture evaporates.

Alternately and provided the surface is fully cured (Which does take 7 days), you could lightly wipe the area with a clean rag or cotton wool with methylated spirits. The methylated spirits may draw out the moisture from the coating. The cloth must only be damp, and you must wipe gently, otherwise you run the risk of damaging the coating.

However that being said, the cloudiness should subside by itself once the coating fully cures.

If you would like to discuss this further, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST

Team Cabot's

Denise G.

Denise G.asked

CFP Floor

Hi How long does the smell stay after using cfp and are they toxic fumes.?

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Denise,

The smell from all Oil Based can linger for some time. We strongly recommend when coating to do so in a well ventilated room, as these fumes can be hazardous in a confined space.
The coating will start to fully harden and cure after 7 days - this is when the smell will start to go away, but again, keeping the area well ventilated will help the smell go away sooner.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

toby

tobyasked

CFP Floor Oil Based

Hi I’m using the CFP oil based on a teak table I’ve stained. I’ve left the stain dry for 3 hours. Applied first coat, came out great. Lightly sanded 12 hours later with 240. Applying second coat. There seems to be a few spots where the oil has become scaly. Like cracks. Wondering why and is there a solution? Thanks.

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi there Toby,

Thanks for reaching out to us! I suggest giving our Senior Technical Team a call on 1800 011 006 as we will need to ask you a few questions to dry and get down to the bottom of what is causing this issue!
Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

DJ

DJasked

CFP Floor Water Based

Can I tint my 4L tin of CFP floor water based?

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi DJ,

Thanks for your question. Unfortunately the CFP cannot be tinted.
However to change the colour of the timber prior to coating you can stain the timber with the Water based Interior Stain and Varnish to the desired colour depth.
Once the stain is dry, you can then coat over the top with 3 coats of the water based CFP to create that durable walk on surface. If you choose to stain the timber first - make sure the timber is bare and un-coated so the stain is able to penetrate the timbers surface.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Candice L.

Candice L.asked

CFP Floor Water Based

Hi, can I put a coat of oil based CFP floor on a floor coated with water based CFP to make it shine

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Candice,

Thanks for your question. If you would like to change to the Oil based CFP you will need to sand the flooring back with 180-240 grit sandpaper first to a dull surface.
We do recommend to do a small test area first to ensure the coating will adhere well.
Apply one coat to a small test area. Allow to dry for 12 hours. Press sticky tape firmly to the surface and pull off quickly. If the coating does come off, you will either need to sand the timber back to a bare surface or continue on with the water based CFP.

Just keeping in mind that the Oil based CFP will slightly yellow, so will give your timber more of a honey tone.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST

Cheers - Team Cabot's

Rob .a

Rob .aasked

CFP Floor Oil Based

Can I use this on my deck?

1 answer
Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi there Rob,

No, unfortunately the Cabot's CFP in either the Oil based or Water based is not suitable for outdoor decking as the CFP does not contain any UV blockers and cannot withstand weathering or UV exposure.
Also, when wet, you may find the surface could become very slippery.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

J Cowan

J Cowanasked

CFP Floor Water Based

How long after treating my timber floor do I need to leave it to "cure" before reintroducing furniture etc?.

Thanks Dean

2 answers
palex
palex

Depending on weather conditions I would allow 24 hrs at least. You can put on the second coat after 2 to 3 hours however curing/hardening takes a fair bit longer

Cabot's
Leah P.Cabot's

Hi Dean,

While the water based CFP is dry enough to withstand normal foot traffic after 72 hours, the coating still hasn't achieved full hardness or cured yet. For that reason we recommend waiting at least 7 days after the final coat for the coating to cure before replacing any furniture.
If replaced before then, the furniture may indent or damage the coating.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need any advice on an up-coming project, give our Help & Advice team a call on 1800 011 006. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST.

Cheers - Team Cabot's

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