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Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr

Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
Average Customer Rating:
2.933 out of 5
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7 of 15(47%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
Review 1 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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good product
12-Jun-2014
By
, london
"Used it on my 15 yr old floor. followed the instructions carefully and performed well."
Review 2 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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floor varnish
25-Oct-2013
By
, Isle of Skye
"a very good floor varnish. fast drying, easy coating,"
Review 3 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Quality Varnish
09-Jul-2013
By
, Oxfordshire
"Used on some parquet flooring several years ago and the finish is still excellent. Extremely resistant to scuffs and scratches, despite the best efforts of 3 dogs and 3 children.
As its water based brushes are easily cleaned. It does raise the grain slightly - too be expected as its water based.
Not sure about the mixed reviews - most odd.
"
Review 4 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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whats on the tin
11-Dec-2009
By
, bromley
"exellant product,really strong smooth finish , expensive but good."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Does what it says on the tin
29-Sep-2009
By
, Newcastle
"Excellent product. It is pricey but worth it really. Dries very quickly and gives good even cover on my oak stripwood flooring. Could possibly sand after first coat as grain is lifted quite a bit. In hindsight, leaving a slightly raised grain was probably a good idea otherwise you get an icerink effect which is funny with puppies but not with older parents. It says three coats but it worked out that I needed two tins so four coats was sensible. Probably won't have to redo it in ten years."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Great Varnish
25-Apr-2012
By
, Kingston
"This stuff is the business !
Looks like a stain, but wears well like a varnish. I use the Clear Satin, which has a nice natural sheen to it.
First used 12 years ago and still wearing well, except where a chair had scraped it.
Dries fast, no odour, and brushes wash clean in water.
An expensive product, but you REALLY get what you pay for with it.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Easy to apply floor varnish
27-Mar-2012
By
, Southampton
"Needed the varnish for some oak flooring the varnish which was used when it was made was far to soft. I applied two coats of the Ronseal Diamond Hard which was easy to apply and gave a very nice finish. This varnish does go very hard and is maintaining its finish well, after a month of use it still looks new so it does what it says on the tin."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not Diamond Hard at all!
05-Jun-2014
By
, St Albans
"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."
Review 9 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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lasts about 2 months.
03-Sep-2012
By
, notts
"Clear satin was put down on a new stained oak floor. Within the first few days of use (1 month left to harden) scratches were apearing and I mean loads of them. The cost of this varnish and the Diamond Hard finish made me think it was going to be great but not at all. At some points it's worn away. 4 Coats were put down. My floor looks like it has been down for 30 years.
No be using again! Going to try another coat with what I have left, but i have not got much hope.
Two pack next time i think!
jim"
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Disappointing!
05-Jul-2012
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, Bedfordshire
"Having spent a lot of time and money sanding the pine floors in our Edwardian house I decided to use "the best" varnish I could find. I bought several tins of clear satin, including a tub which came with the application pad. After applying the varnish it was obvious that the stuff in the tins was actually clear gloss and not he same as the satin varnish in the tub, even though he tins were also marked "clear satin". I bought the varnish because words like Diamond Hard imply that it is going to be tough and durable. I also expected the varnish to make the surface of the floor "diamond hard". However, it was evident that, even allowing the statutory time before using the floor (8 days) the dog left claw marks and even dropping the TV remote dented the "diamond hard" varnished floor. Aagghh! Considering the price, I expected much more. The bottom line - performance seems to be no better than much cheaper varnishes and it definitely DOSE NOT do what it says on the tin."
Review 11 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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"Diamond Hard"? CERTAINLY NOT!
14-Oct-2014
By
, Leighton Buzzard
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"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 :( :( :("
Review 12 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Avoid
25-Sep-2014
By
, Ayrshire
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"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."
Review 13 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Rubbish.
09-Jul-2013
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, Mirfield
"At forty quid a tin I was expecting better. "Diamond Hard" my rear end, it's not hard and it doesn't last. Follow the instructions to the letter and it still marks and wears off in no time at all.
Having said that it does make a great finish for doors, architrave and skirting, but floors? No."
Review 14 for Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish Satin 2.5Ltr
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Bad batch?
06-Jun-2013
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, West Midlands
"Sending sample back to Ronseal - I did what it said to do on the tin and the result is not Diamond Hard - I can mark the surface with a fingernail. Always happy to accept operator error but this time that's unlikely ."
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Avoid like the plague
07-Nov-2012
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, Dorset
"I used this on an oak-strip floor. Within days tiny flakes of all 3 layers of the varnish were breaking away from the floor.
I contacted Ronseal. They told me I had let the first coat of varnish dry TOO LONG before applying the 2nd coat. I had left it overnight - the instructions on the tin say to allow 2 hours before the 2nd coat, but don't give any warning that if you leave it for a few hours longer you'll risk ruining the whole project.
All Ronseal will suggest now is to re-sand and re-varnish the entire floor. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.