Rated 1 out of 5
Â by RocU "Diamond Hard"? CERTAINLY NOT!
Have used this stuff on every floor of the sanded pine floor boards in the house. I followed the instruction to the letter. However, my experience is it most certainly does not do what it says on the tin :(
I have areas where the varnish has completely dissapeared such as under the dining room chairs, see second photo. There are plenty of places it has worn away such as where the feet are on the floor in front of the sofa (see photo) and by the sink in the bathroom. On average it has been down for around a couple of years. I was NOT expecting to have to redo it so soon.
Looking for something else which is actually hard wearing! Nil points for Ronseal. Waste of much time and money :( :( :(
14 Oct 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
Â by CaptainChunky Avoid
It took a lot of effort to remove the old Ronseal oil based varnish that had served well for 10 years+ from the 50 sqm of conservatory maple floor. I followed the Diamond Hard instructions meticulously. As I had sufficient product left I even applied a 4th coat.
A couple of months on there were patches where our dogs' claws had worn down to the bare wood and a year on there are bare patches where the dogs' water bowl sits. Cleaning with a steam mop seems to dissolve the surface!
Ronseal requested photographs and then claimed that I had applied too many coats. I pointed out that the tin doesn't warn that 3 coats is the minimum AND maximum number to be applied but they have not responded to that. They have offered to supply enough Diamond Hard to repair the damaged area and, as I write, I am waiting to hear if that means the whole floor as it is ALL coming off.
Even if they supply the whole amount I doubt if I will use it. The time and effort required doesn't justify the risk.
25 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ammo good product
Used it on my 15 yr old floor. followed the instructions carefully and performed well.
12 Jun 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by dmdrabble Not Diamond Hard at all!
I bought 5 liters of the clear Satin to cover my newly laid pine flooring. Having read the Diamond Hard claims and seen the reviews, I thought this was the product for me. Also the Ronseal name and the price of the product made me think it was the best thing for my expensive flooring.
I applied 3 coats and left 8 hours between each coat. I have been carefull not to place any furniture, etc on the floor, as I was painting other areas of my house and not moved in. I was also careful to put sheets down when walking on the floor.
Applied easily, but that is as far as it goes.
3 week on, the surface feels soft to the touch. You can even make a indent with just your nail, with little pressure. I can see scratches already. I have removed my shoes when walking on it. I wonder what it will look like in 3 years. I have half a tin left and don't know whether to put another coat on.
I have emailed a complaint to Ronseal and wait to find out what they say. Do I have a bad batch? I ask because some people say it is really good.
Really dissapointed and miffed now my furnture is in, making it a pain to reapply.
5 Jun 2014