Bona Natural Primer
Give your wood floors a raw, untreated look before applying Bona Lacquer's
Bona's range of primers are designed to be used in conjunction with Bona waterborne coatings. There are six formulations that will help you achieve either a totally natural look to your floor or colouration from Scandinavian white to a rich amber. Bona Natural primer is designed to help retain a truly natural appearance to unfinished wood. Overcoat with Bona Traffic Natural lacquer for the most natural, 'unfinished' look but, at the same, to achieve a highly durable surface. Quick to dry and good abrasion qualities.
Bona Natural Primer is designed to preserve the impression of raw, untreated wood. Our highly forgiving formulation is designed for easy roller application, and is quick to dry with good abrasion qualities. Combine with natural Bona Mega, Bona Traffic HD or Bona Traffic HD Anti Slip varnish to achieve the look and feel of pure wood with the superior protection of a quality lacquer. This premium quality product is blended with the purest raw materials and manufactured in Sweden, assuring you a low VOC content with an easy roller application.
What applications/uses is Bona Natural most suitable for?
Bona Natural is ideal for interior floor surfaces such as solid wood like Oak, Mahogany, Teak, Acacia, Ash and Walnut, as well as engineered wood such as Oak, Ash and Walnut. The final colour of Bona Natural primer is strongly connected to the wood species it is applied to. The same type of wood may also contain varying degrees of tannic acid and other naturally occurring substances that affect the colouration. Bona Natural primer can be applied in one or two layers depending on the desired look. The more coats, the lighter/whiter the appearance. If unsure, test to ensure satisfactory colouration prior to use. To optimise the natural characteristics of the floor it is recommended to overcoat using Bona Traffic Natural or any other matt version of Bona Traffic.
- Maintains the look of Pure Wood
- Easy roller application
- Good abrasion qualities
- Reduces yellowing
|Coverage||Approx 12m2 per litre|
|Drying Time||Touch dry and ready to recoat in 2–3 hours @ 20°C|
|Coats||2 coats of Bona Natural Primer, then 1 coats of Bona Lacquer|
|Cleanup||Clean directly after using water|
|Storage||1 Year if can kept dry and firmly shut and away from direct sunlight|
Safety Data Sheet (140kb PDF)
Ensure floor is acclimatised to its end-use environment. The surface which is to be treated must be sanded back to bare wood, dry and free from sanding dust, oil, wax and other contamination. It is recommended to finalise the sanding with a Multi Disc.
Allow product to reach room temperature. Optimal application conditions are between 18–25°C and 30–60% relative air humidity. High temperatures and low humidity shorten drying time; low temperatures and high humidity lengthen drying time. Minimum temperature for use is 13°C.
Shake container thoroughly before use and insert the supplied filter. Pour finish into the supplied container (box + bag). It is recommended to pour through an external strainer so as to minimize the potential for lumps.
Apply Bona Natural using a Bona Roller (microfiber/fleece) at approx. 12 m²/lit (83 g/m²), avoiding accumulation of product.
When dry (approx. 2–3 hours), abrade to reduce grain raise using the Bona Scrad system or a sanding screen grit 150 or finer.
Remove all dust
Apply an additional layer of Prime Natural before sealing the surface with one of Bona’s protective lacquers.
- Start the application by stroking the roller along the room’s edge, going wall to wall, along the grain of the wood. Use a brush to reach all the way out to the edge.
- Smooth the brush application with the roller
- Stroke once again with the roller, wall to wall, but leave a small space between the previous roller strokes
- Close and smooth out the gap on your return
- Repeat in the same manner until the entire floor has been treated
Bona Natural should never be used as the final treatment for timber floors.