This month on our blog, we’re highlighting one of our favourite companies - Rubio Monocoat.
When it comes to wood finishes, Rubio is one of the best in the game. The “Monocoat” in their name comes from their easy-to-use finishes - you only need one coat.
We’re going to highlight some of our most-loved products, and tell you why we’re proud to have Canada’s widest selection of Rubio products. Let’s get started.
Our favourite Rubio product is the Oil Plus 2C - though it’s hardly fair to call it a single product; it comes in an astonishing 55 different colours. With a single coat, it:
Rubio Oil Plus 2C
- Protects wood from water, heat, and daily wear & tear
- Enhances the feel of wood
- colours the wood (if you want!)
You don’t have to get colour-infused oil with Rubio. The Pure Plus 2C is untinted, so it simply brings out the natural colour of your wood. The Natural Plus 2C is tinted with white and yellow tones - it’s barely there, but some people find it enhances the colour of wood in subtle, warm ways.
Of course, if you don’t feel like going with a more natural look, you can opt for a bold colour, like Ruby or Sapphire. You can even mix Plus 2C colours together to create custom colours.
Best of all, Oil Plus 2C has absolutely no VOCs. There’s no water, no solvents - just linseed oil. It cures incredibly quickly - just 2 days - and within 5 days, you can start cleaning the wood with water and soap.
All of these qualities make Oil Plus 2C an incredible product for almost any wood. Though we wouldn’t recommend it for most outdoor use, it’s suitable for basically any indoor project.
This product is wonderful for refinishing hardwood floors - and with all the colours available, you can go anywhere from rustic to wild with your decor. Rubio Monocoat created a really simple tutorial video on how to do it - we highly recommend checking it out!
Rubio produces a wide variety of other products - mostly as accessories to their Plus 2C line. You can get soaps, hand held applicators, surface care spray kits, cleaners, and a whole lot more. They also produce a single layer hybrid wood protector suitable for outdoor use.
Other Rubio products
Why we love RubioRubio products are incredibly easy to apply, and their most popular products contain no VOCs whatsoever. That makes them suitable for people with sensitivities to VOCs.
Their products are also exceptionally high quality. These are some of the best oil-based finishes available, and you’ll have a hard time finding other oils that come in such an astonishing variety of colours. We use Oil Plus 2C products for all kinds of finishing work - and once you try it, we’re sure you will too.
If we’ve piqued your interest, we invite you to check out our wide selection of Rubio Monocoat products. And if you have any questions, please get in touch with us - we love woodworking, and we want to make it easy, accessible, and rewarding for you.