Rubio Monocoat

We spotted a new and promising wood finish at Ecohome Improvement in Berkeley. Rubio Monocoat is an oil finish with zero VOCs...

Rubio Monocoat manufactured in Belgium. We haven't had a chance to use it ourselves yet, but our contact at the store reports that people are really happy with it.

It's applied similarly to OSMO Polyx Oil, which means a bit of buffing is involved. Unlike polyurethane, it's repairable in spots. It comes in 34 colors and either a matte or satin sheen.

Rubio's website claims the formula is based on "natural vegetable compounds," but that's all we could find out about the ingredients. We think we caught a whiff of some kind of hydrocarbon, though...

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