Bona White Primer
Give your wooden floors a modern, white-washed look before applying Bona Lacquers
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 White primer should be used to create a 'white washed' look to a wood floor - ideal when creating a Scandinavian style interior! The level of whiteness will depend upon the number of coats applied. Bona White will also reduce yellowing. It's designed for easy roller application and compatible with practically every wood species.
Bona White primer creates a 'white washed' look on your wood floor — ideal when creating a Scandinavian style interior. The level of whiteness will depend upon the number of coats applied. Applied in a single layer it typically preserves the impression of raw, untreated wood, or for a truly white impression, apply two or more layers.
Bona White is a highly forgiving formulation designed for easy roller application. For best impression combine with a natural, extra matt or matt Bona Mega, Bona Traffic HD or Bona Traffic HD Anti Slip lacquer.
Bona White is ideal for interior floor surfaces such as solid wood like Oak, Mahogany, Teak, Acacia, Ash and Walnut; and engineered wood such as Oak, Ash and Walnut. For a truly white impression, apply two or more layers. Highly forgiving formulation designed for easy roller application. To achieve and maintain a truly white look to the floor, overcoat with Bona Novia or any version of Bona Traffic. Overcoating Bona White primer with Bona Mega or Bona Mega Natural is not recommended if you are looking to achieve and maintain a true white look.
Bona White is blended with the purest raw materials and is manufactured in Sweden.
- White washed look
- Impedes wood yellowing
- Easy roller application
- GreenGuard approved for low indoor emissions
|Coverage||Approx 12m2 per litre|
|Drying Time||Touch dry and ready to recoat in 2–3 hours @ 20°C|
|Coats||Natural look — 1 coat of Bona White Primer, then 2 coats of Bona Lacquer; Whitewash look — 2 coats of Bona White Primer, then 1 coat 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)
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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 18–25C and 30–60% relative air humidity. High temperatures and low humidity shorten, 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 White 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 after sanding.
If a more intense white look is desired, then apply an additional layer of Bona White 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
Note: Bona White is primarily intended for strip and plank floors laid in falling lengths. The risk of visible application strokes increases if applying diagonally or across the grain of the wood.
Bona White should never be used as the final treatment for timber floors.