Tips on Black Japan Timber use

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Did you know that black Japan timber flooring is the most sought-after flooring and all for a good reason? Black Japan flooring is absolutely beautiful. In Australia, there is only one brand called Feast Watson that has this flooring type finish. What exactly is black Japan flooring? Should you have it in your home?

If you want a dramatic look flooring, then Black Japan is one of the best ways that you can achieve the look of dark flooring easily. Black Japan flooring is perfect for getting the contemporary look for your home. This type of flooring complements most styles of décor and architectural styles. Black Japan flooring is an oil-based translucent product that works well in both modern and older style homes. However, it is found more so in the older houses. Black Japan is not too shiny, just has the right amount of lustre.

One of the most loved features is that with this type of finish, you can choose the depth of the colour. The brand Feast Watson recommends that you do three coats. You can finish at one or two if you prefer that look. The number of coats that you put on will be what affects the translucency on your floors. If you are aiming for the natural black stain look in the timber flooring, then you need to be on the side of caution and apply less of the stain. If your aim is for an authentic black look, then you need to apply the three coats of stain.

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Black Japan flooring can be very durable and hides imperfections well so it works well in older homes where the floors may already have a variety of flaws.
Most people will tell you that there is one downside to this type of flooring, and that is the fact that it is time-consuming.  You need to allow at least three days for the flooring to be able to handle light traffic and a full week for it to be entirely sealed up. The black Japan stain is a type of stain that is easy to apply yourself; you just need to sand the floors first and apply a filler to the areas with cracks and dints.

Can you paint over the black Japan timber?

If you want to paint over the black Japan finish, then you can, but there are a few things that you need to know first. If you finished the flooring with shellac, then you will need to give it good light sand so the undercoat will stick to the shellac. The shellac can become very brittle, and you may find that if it sticks to a hard object, the paint can chip. In order to prevent this, you need to sand the surface thoroughly to its raw state and start again.
If you are staining something but also want to use paint along with the stain, keep in mind that the black Japan stain will bleed through most products.

Black Japan stain is a great stain to work with and can give you a different look that is like no other. It gives off a unique look that lasts and works on both older flooring and modern. Easy to apply so you can add it to your DIY list for that next rainy day. Hope this article has helped you gain the proper knowledge required to give it a go and get the result you deserve. Give it a try today, you won’t be disappointed with the result.