Can be applied over
Natural wood floors:
Note: It is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure the stain is thoroughly dry prior to coating with waterborne finishes.
Due to seasonal expansion and contraction of wood floors, white lines may appear over dark-stained floors.
Two topcoats over a sealed surface are recommended for a tough, durable finish with the appearance of bare wood. Apply Glitsa Bare at temperatures between 60°-70°F (15.6° – 21.1°C), and 30%-80% RH. Glitsa Bare is a two-component product. Do not add water to Part A (Finish) or Part B (Hardener). The finish/hardener mixture can only be used once. After adding hardener, Bare has a maximum 4-hour pot life. Best properties are achieved when finish/hardener mixture is used promptly. Make sure to have indirect ventilation while applying Bare.
For best results, pre-straining Bare is recommended. To extend open time during low humidity and/or high temperature conditions, add up to 6 oz. of water per gallon. Note: only add water after Parts A and B have been mixed (Do not add water to Part A or Part B).
To Mix, shake Part A thoroughly for 30 seconds. Add Part B (hardener) to Part A (finish), recap, and immediately shake contents aggressively for 30-45 seconds in an up and down motion.
Allow the finish/hardener mixture to stand for 10-15 minutes before use and see Filter Instructions. If activating less than one gallon, use 2.19 fluid ounces of hardener per quart.
Tip: save one or two empty Bare containers. They come in handy when mixing less than a gallon of finish.
Apply Bare by using a 3/8” nap roller, waterborne brush, or lightweight T-bar. If using T-bar, make sure to use a new applicator.
Start by pouring a 5”- 8” puddle of Bare with the grain of the wood, from wall-to-wall. When using a T-bar, use the snowplow method, pulling the Bare with the grain of the wood, from wall-to-wall. Use a cut-in pad, or a T-bar, to feather out turns.
Maintain a 3”- 5” wide puddle at all times after the initial pour, as this will help to ensure even coverage, and a uniform final appearance.
Apply Bare at a coverage rate of 350 – 450 sq. ft. per gallon. Do not apply product too thin.
When Bare has dried to touch, ventilate premises, while maintaining temperatures of 60°-70°F (15.6°-21.1°C). Optimum air quality is achieved through aggressive ventilation. Additional ventilation and extended dry times may be needed in high humidity and/or low temperature conditions.
Before applying second coat of Bare, abrade with a conditioning pad and 180 – 240 grit sanding strips. Vacuum carefully, and tack with a Glitsa Tack Mop. A final coat of Bare can now be applied.
For smoothest results, abrade between each coat. Abrading is not required for the first coat of Bare, if the finish is applied within 24 hours of the waterborne seal coat application.
Clean applicator tools with warm water. Allow unused finish/hardener mixture to completely solidify before disposing according to federal, state and local regulations.
Filter Instructions: Press filter unit into the bottle of Bare, and allow finish/hardener mixture to stand 10 – 15 minutes before use.
For Professional Use Only.
Read Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Label Precautions before using this product.
|Waterborne||TruSeal||Pro||Infinity II||GlitsaMax 2||Bare|
|Cast (in can)||Milky White||Translucent/slight amber||Translucent/slight amber||Translucent||Translucent|
|Clarity (when dry)||Clear||Clear||Clear||Clear||Clear|
|Catalyst Ratio||n/a||n/a||n/a||8.8 fl oz per Gallon||8.8 fl oz per Gallon|
|Pot Life**||n/a||n/a||n/a||4 hours||4 hours|
|Solids by Weight||32.7%||30.4%||29.0%||30% (Mixed)||33.2% (Mixed)|
|Viscosity (#2 Zahn – seconds)||16-17 sec||40 sec||28-32 sec||n/a||n/a|
|Viscosity (#4 Ford – seconds)||n/a||n/a||n/a||26-30 sec||26-30 sec|
|Flash Point (deg F.)||>200||>200||>200||>200||>200|
|Dry Time to Touch***||1-1.5 hours||1-2 hours||1-1.5 hours||2-3 hours||2-3 hours|
|Recoat Time||3-4 hours||3-5 hours||3-5 hours||5 hours||5 hours|
|Full Cure||n/a||7-10 days||7-10 days||7-10 days||7-10 days|
|VOC grams/liter||< 275||< 275||< 275||< 275||< 275|
|Sheen* – Gloss||n/a||80||80||n/a||n/a|
|Sheen* – Semi-Gloss||n/a||50-55||50-55||50-55||n/a|
|Sheen* – Satin||n/a||30-35||30-35||30-35||n/a|
|Sheen* – Matte||n/a||15-20||15-20||n/a||n/a|
|Sheen* – Ultra Matte||n/a||15-20||15-20||10-15||n/a|
|Sheen* – Bare||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||<5|
*60 Degree Gloss Meter
**Increased temperatures will reduce pot life.
***@70 deg F, 50% RH