This month I thought I’d introduce you to a newish Rubio Monocoat product that we haven’t had a chance to write about yet. It’s called RMC Pre-Color Easy and it is a very cool addition to the Rubio Monocoat line.
Basically it’s like a stain or dye that you apply to the wood before applying the Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C. But, unlike normal stain, because its specially developed to be used with the Oil Plus 2C, the molecular bonding of the oil to the wood (as we talked about in this blog post ) is still guaranteed.
By using both the Pre-Color Easy and the Oil Plus 2C together it allows you to come up with virtually endless possibilities of amazing and unique color combinations.
So let’s have a look at some of the colors that are possible.
To start with, here are the 14 stock Pre-Color Easy shades available straight out of the can…
There are some very nice colors there. But you’re not just limited to what comes in the can.
You can mix any one of those 14 colors together to come up with whatever custom shade and color blend you like.
On top of that you can also use the colored Oil Plus 2C over the top of the pre-color treatment to give it an even deeper, richer custom look. In the chart below you get an idea of some of the cool colors that can be made with different variations of the colored Oil Plus 2C…
This chart shows what is possible with just 5 colors of Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C. There are 40 colors in total, so you can imagine the unlimited creative possibilities that are available!
And if you want to stretch your creativity even further – all colours within the RMC Pre-Color Easy series can also be diluted with water to allow for even more lighter colored shades.
Can you see why we love this hardwax oil product so much?
Last month we went to a Rubio Monocoat training day in Chicago to get caught up with the latest techniques in using RMC Pre-Color Easy. It was held by an extremely experienced hardwood floor coatings expert – Johannes Boonstra.
I have a lot of respect for Johannes so I’m very happy that he has joined the Rubio Monocoat team and I can call on him for expert advice when I have questions about their products.
Below you can see him applying Pre-Color Easy Intense Black to an oak sample board…
As you can see it definitely is a very intense black color. If you want a really dark floor then this could be what you’ve been looking for.
Then below you can see the Oil Plus 2C being applied over the top of the Pre-Color Easy treatment…
The color oil used was 5% White.
Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the finished sample board – I was having too much fun. But not too long after this class, we got to do a Mystic Brown + White Rubio Monocoat floor in Naperville. Not quite as dark as the Intense Black, but it will give you an idea of the effect…
The other 2 colors on the board are the Fume treatment and the Smoke treatment which are different to the Pre-Color Easy treatment.
If you’ve read some of my other articles on this blog, you know I’m a big fan of Rubio Monocoat. Now, with this new pre-treatment and the creative possibilities it represents, I’m an even bigger fan. I love this product.
So, if you would like to have completely unique custom hardwood floors in your home, then give us a call and we’ll have some fun with color combinations from this line of Rubio Monocoat products together.
The hardest part will be deciding on a final color.
Updated June 2021