• A high-quality wood primer that generates a 'white-washed' effect on wood flooring
  • Pefect for creating a Scandinavian style interior
  • Low VOCs
  • Impedes wood yellowing
  • GreenGuard approved for low indoor emissions
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Gives wooden floors a contemporary white-washed look before applying a Bona Traffic Lacquer.

Bona White Primer is a professional water-based polyurethane tinted primer that has been specially designed for wooden floors. Ideal for creating a Scandinavian-style 'white-washed' effect. The intensity of the final white finish increases with the number of coats. If applied in a single layer, the finish will typically preserve the impression of raw, untreated wood. Bona White is a highly forgiving formulation designed for easy roller application. For best impressions, overcoat with Bona Traffic HD or Bona Traffic HD Anti Slip lacquer. 

Please Note: To optimise the white characteristics of the floor, it is not recommended to over-coat with Bona Mega Varnish or Bona Mega Natural

Areas of Use

Bona White is ideal for interior floor surfaces such as solid wood like oak, mahogany, teak, acacia, teak, ash and walnut, as well as engineered floors. For a truly white impression, apply two or more layers. 


  • A high-quality wood primer that generates a 'white-washed' effect on wood flooring
  • Pefect for creating a Scandinavian style interior
  • Low VOCs
  • Impedes wood yellowing
  • GreenGuard approved for low indoor emissions

Technical Information

Brand Bona
Coverage Approx 12m2 per litre
Application Roller (Microfibre/fleece)
Drying Time Touch dry and ready to recoat in 2–3 hours @ 20°C

Natural look — 1 coat of Bona White Primer, then 2 coats of Bona Traffic

Whitewash look — 2 coats of Bona White Primer, then 1 coat of Bona Traffic

Cleanup Clean directly after using water
Storage 1 Year if can kept dry and firmly shut and away from direct sunlight
VOC 60g/l
Ingredients Waterborne Polyurethane


Tech Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


We take health and safety seriously here at AllFinishes and recommend you use the correct protection for the job. Disregarding safety equipment can be damaging and result in long term health conditions. Please check out our Moldex range for high quality respirators and hearing protection.


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 contaminants.

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.


Best Practice

  • 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 microfibre roller (we recommend Bona Roller) at approx. 12 m²/lit (83 g/m²), avoiding accumulation of product.
  • 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 and reach all the way out to the edge
  • Smooth brush application with the roller
  • Stroke once again with the roller, but leave a small space between the previous roller strokes
  • Close and smooth out the gap
  • Repeat using the same method until the entire floor has been successfully treated
  • 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. It is not recommended to apply more than two full coats per day as this will increase the risk of excessive wood swelling.

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. It must be overcoated. To achieve the true white, Scandinavian-style colour please overcoat with Bona Traffic HD or Bona Traffic HD Anti-slip.

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