Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
2 months in and not happy
We spent days (and lots of cash) stripping and sanding our kitchen floor, taking care to do each stage properly - we'd never have to do it again, after all - right?
Wrong. After applying 5 coats, carefully de-nibbing between the last 3, walking on socks only for a couple weeks and waiting a month before putting furniture back, it all looked great.
That was a month ago. Now it's scratched right back to the bare wood just from a kitchen chair being pulled in and out of a table.
Diamond hard? Great for high traffic areas? Ha. Looks like we're doing the whole lot again - will try Bona next time. Very disappointing waste of time, effort and money - will think long & hard before buying any Ronseal products again...
25 Oct 2014
"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
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
Used it on my 15 yr old floor. followed the instructions carefully and performed well.
12 Jun 2014