Bona Traffic HD 5L

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  • Ultimate speed and durability
  • Allows full traffic after just 12 hours
  • Easy and safe to apply
  • Minimal odour and  low indoor emissions
  • GreenGuard Gold certified
  • Recommended for schools and nurseries
  • Very low VOC
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Bona Traffic HD

Bona Traffic HD is a high quality 2 component waterborne polyurethane lacquer which gives a beautiful durable finish to many styles of interior wooden floors. Bona Traffic HD Hardener is included.

Bona has combined all of its primers and lacquers into a truly comprehensive and compatible system! The six primers offer colouration whilst the lacquer range includes high performance formulations that deliver all the durability and sheen levels for a domestic, commercial or sports installation.

Areas of Use

Interior: Commercial floor applications such as hotels, restaurants, airports, schools and nurseries 


  • Ultimate speed and durability
  • Allows full traffic after just 12 hours
  • Easy and safe to apply
  • Minimal odour
  • GreenGuard Gold certified for very low indoor emissions
  • Recommended for schools and nurseries
  • Very low VOC

Technical Information

Brand Bona
Coverage Approx 8-10m2 per litre
Application Roller (Microfibre/fleece)
Drying Time Touch dry and ready to recoat in 2–3 hours @ 20°C

2 Coats

Cleanup Clean directly after using water
Storage 1 Year if can kept dry and firmly shut and away from direct sunlight
VOC 52g/l
Ingredients Waterborne Polyurethane


Tech Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


Pre-Varnished Floors

Bona Traffic HD usually has great adhesion to pre-varnished flooring. We do however recommend checking the interercoat adhesion prior to overcoating. You can do this by applying a coat of Bona Traffic HD to a pre-prepared area and allowing the coating to set for 3 days. You will then need to scratch the surface gently with a coin - if the finish stays firmly attached to the surface the adhesion is satisfactory.

Wax, Oiled or Polished Floors

Floros pre-treated with waxes, polishes or other similar products must not be overcoated with Bona Traffic HD. The floor will need to be sanded back to bare wood (at least P120 grit), and then primed with a suitable Bona Primer

Bare Wooden Floors

For bare, freshly sanded floors it is strongly recommended to use a wood primer. This will help with the adhesion between the varnish and the floor, as well as improving the colouration of the final finish.

We stock a range of suitable Bona primers:

Ensure floor is acclimatized to its end-use environment, well sanded, dry and free from sanding dust, oil, wax and other contamination. Allow lacquer and hardener 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 the Traffic HD bottle and add one bottle of Traffic HD Hardener. Immediately shake the mixture thoroughly for 1 minute and then insert the enclosed filter. If mixing smaller quantities of lacquer then pour the required amount of lacquer into a separate can. 1 litre of lacquer corresponds to one part of hardener. 2 litres to two parts a.s.o. The mixture of lacquer/hardener should be used directly or at least within 4 hours.

Apply the lacquer using a Bona Roller. Roll with a smooth, flowing motion alternately across and with the grain of the wood avoiding accumulations of product. Always maintain a “wet edge” to avoid overlaps. Allow to dry properly before applying further layers. Anticipate slightly longer drying time for each layer that is applied.

If necessary make an intermediate sanding using a screen or the Bona Scrad System grit P150 (or finer) and remove dust before applying a final layer of lacquer.

Note: If the previous layer of lacquer has been allowed more than 24 hours drying time then an intermediate sanding is always required.

The floor will take light foot traffic approximately 8 hours after the final application. Allow the surface to dry for at least 1 week before covering with carpets or other floor coverings, or loading with heavy objects. Also avoid damp mopping the floor during this time.


Clean the floor with Bona Cleaner or Bona Wood Floor Cleaner and a microfibre pad. For maintenance and upkeep of the surface, floors can be overcoated at intervals with additional coats of lacquer. The frequency of this operation can be greatly reduced if Bona Freshen Up or Bona Wood Floor Refresher is applied periodically. This will restore the appearance of a dull floor whilst still allowing further coats of lacquer to be applied without the need for sanding the floor back to bare timber.


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