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A 2-part non-toxic, zero VOC, natural oil wood finish for interior woodwork
Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C, made in Belgium, is the only interior all-natural wood sealer with no toxic ingredients. Unlike most oils that are laced with toxic solvents, Rubio Monocoat is plant-based, 100% VOC-FREE and has virtually no odor.
Monocoat means one coat: it protects and colors wood in a single coat which saves time and money. Oil Plus 2C is a revolutionary technology that adheres to the top layer of microns of wood through molecular bonding. As a result it can cover approximately 400 SF per liter which is far more than most oil or water-based stains and finishes (coverage can vary based on the type of wood this is applied to, see "Coverage" below). No second coat is required nor will the finished wood accept a second coat.
Swatches are shown Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C applied on White Oak.
Note: This is for interior use only. For exterior use we recommend Rubio Hybrid Wood Protector.
Note2: Although Rubio Monocoat is a one coat system, porous wood such as: pine, fir, American walnut, American cherry may require a second light coat 24-36 hours after the initial application. For this you would use a maroon pad to open up the surface, lightly apply the second coat, buff with white pad and remove any excess with a towel.
The 2C stands for two component. The A part is the oil and the B part (included in this kit) is the accelerator which helps the oil dry quickly. Walk on your floor in 24 hours, full move-in after 48 hours; cures fully in 7 days. (Oil Plus can also be applied without the accelerator if time allows; allow 21 days for complete cure.)
This unique oil/wax finish is highly durable and water resistant which makes it suitable for new or old wood furniture, floors, cabinets, doors, windows, trim, etc. It's also ideal as a renovation and maintenance oil on previously oiled surfaces. All Monocoat finishes are easily maintained, and provide a subtle luster that reveals and complements, rather than covers, the natural grain and patina of the wood.
Monocoat natural oil finish bonding technology allows local touch-up of damaged areas or scratches because only the free wood fibers will take the touch-up coating--the finished areas next to the scratch will not accept the new Monocoat. After 10 minutes, simply wipe away excess oil. There is no overlapping or buildup along the edges of the scratch.
Available in clear finish and 40 colors which are available in small samples for personal testing. Rubio Monocoat is manufactured in Belgium by one of the largest manufacturers of oil in Europe since 1964.
Below are usage/coverage rates for RMC OilPlus2C.
These are estimates only!
Pure Oil – 1.3 Liter / 500-600 SF; 350ml / 135-160 SF; 100ML / 40-45 SF
Color Oil – 1.3 Liter / 300-450 SF; 350ml / 80-120 SF; 100ML / 20-35 SF
Pure Oil – 1.3 Liter / 450-550 SF; 350ml / 120-150 SF; 100ML / 35-40 SF
Color Oil – 1.3 Liter / 250-400 SF; 350ml / 60-100 SF; 100ML / 15-30 SF
Douglas Fir and Reclaimed Woods
Pure Oil – 1.3 Liter / 250-300 SF; 350ml /65-80 SF; 100ML / 18-20 SF
Color Oil – 1.3 Liter / 200-250 SF; 350ml / 55-65 SF; 100ML / 15-18 SF
Spread rates depend on many factors including:
color selected--ratio of oil to pigment. More pigment = lower spread rate.
wood species--denser/harder wood absorbs less and gets a better spread rate than porous wood which absorb more oil
Finally, after years of searching and testing we've discovered an oil-based solvent-free zero VOC wood finish that's sustainable and completely safe even for chemically sensitive customers. This product can be used for all types of interior wood projects. It can be applied and maintained by DIY or professionals. Proper equipment (a floor buffer) is required for flooring and can be rented from most rental stores. The matte finish is exceptionally nice and the lack of odor will surprise you. Everyone comments they can't believe that it's really an oil. Tell your contractor to return the Minwax — you've found something better.
Features & benefits
Durable — unique molecular bonding protects wood from degrading and improves its longevity; heat and moisture resistant
One-coat — two-part formula cures quickly; walk on in 24 hrs, move in of 48 hrs, full cure in 7 days
Multi-purpose — restores and finishes furniture, hardwood flooring, wood doors, windows, molding and trim
All-natural ingredients — bio-based with no toxic solvents, 100% Zero VOC and almost no odor. It contains natural plant oils,flax, cold pressed linseed, natural bees wax and carnauba wax, lead-free dryers and organic pigments.
Very easy maintenance — touch up scratches easily, quickly and inexpensively without refinishing the entire floor
DIY — can be applied by beginners or professionals with or without expensive tools; excellent application videos
Hand-rubbed look — available in clear and 40 beautiful colors that enhance the natural look of the wood
Eco-friendly — made from renewable resources; biodegradable
Alert: The product may NOT be diluted!
Cloths, saturated with oil, may spontaneously combust.
After usage, they need to be soaked in water before
State Nexus Fee may apply A state nexus fee will be applied to this item if drop shipped to the following states: California. We're sorry for the inconvenience. Click here to read more about the state nexus fee.
Residential Finish Wear
Commercial Finish Wear
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC Chain-of-Custody #
Indoor Environmental Quality/4.1 Low-Emitting Materials/Adhesives and Sealants: 1 point, Indoor Environmental Quality/4.4 Low-Emitting Materials/No added Urea-Formaldehyde: 1 point, Materials & Resources/6 Rapidly Renewable Materials: 1 point
LEED® Regional Materials Zip Code
Meets or exceeds California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2 requirements, Meets or exceeds California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) requirements, Meets or exceeds Californial Proposition 65 requirements
Yes, BUT allow to completely thaw/warm up and mix well before use
Coverage (1 Coat)
350 ml Color = 55-120 SF 350 ml Pure (Clear) = 65-160
1.3 L Color = 200-450 SF
1.3 L Pure (Clear) = 250-600 SF
3.5 L (Only Available in Pure (Clear)) = 1,400-2,100 SF
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