Secondo - Finishing Oil for Wooden Floors by Prato-Verde

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Secondo is a colorless oil for wooden floors made from vegetable oils and natural resins. Prato-Verde’s Secondo oil is used to seal and waterproof wooden floors, furniture and woodwork and will not form any film on the wood surface.

Secondo wooden floors oil enhances the beauty of wood while letting it breathe. Secondo is easy to maintain and does not require any stripping. After a few years, when the finish becomes timeworn, a simple application of a thin coat of oil will make the finish shine again.

Secondo wooden floors oil can be used alone or along with Uno Colored oil.

20 ml Sample

Secondo is available in 20 ml sample size so you can test the color and finish on a piece of wood before beginning work on a large scale, while minimizing transportation costs (Flat shipping rate of $3.95 per order, shipped with Canada Post Lettermail).


Prato-Verde recently made changes to its color palette in order to standardize its product line. Please note the following changes:

  • The Natural version was previously a colorless product, not containing any pigment. This version now contains white pigments which help preserve the natural color of white woods (white pine, maple, cedar, spruce, beech, aspen).
  • The Natural version must not be used on wood with open grain (oak, walnut, mahogany, elm) or on wood colored other than white or gray.
  • The Colorless version is the same as the previous Natural version and does not contain any pigmentation. It provides a warm, honey tone and can be used on all types of wood.
  • If you used the Natural version before and you want to restore a wooden surface with the same shade, you must now get the Colorless version.

Directions of use

Preparation : Shake well before and while using. Apply at a temperature above 15 °C. Wood must be sanded with 100 or 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum to dust off. Prior to application on maple wood, wet the wood, let dry 2 hours and lightly sand with a 220 grit sandpaper.

Application : Apply with a Lambswool Floor Applicator, cotton rags or a stain pads. After 5 to 15 minutes, wipe off the surface with a cloth to remove any excessive oil.

For an application on furniture and woodwork, it is recommended to sand with 800 grit sandpaper between each coat.

Number of coats :
On Uno treated wood : 2 coats
On untreated wood : 3 coats

On heavy traffic surfaces such as kitchen countertops and work area, it is recommended to apply an additional layer.

Drying time :
- Between coats : 24 hours
- Careful use : 24 hours
- Placing back rugs and furniture : 7 days
- First damp cleaning : 10 days

DANGER OF COMBUSTION - Keep out of reach of children. Materials such as rags used with this product may begin to burn by themselves. After use, put rags in water or lay flat to dry, then discard.

Material calculator


20 ml (sample) · Colorless $3.95 In stock
20 ml (sample) · Natural $3.95 In stock
237 ml · Colorless $29.95 In stock
237 ml · Natural $29.95 In stock
946 ml · Colorless $79.95 In stock
946 ml · Natural $79.95 In stock
3,78 L · Colorless $269.95 In stock
3,78 L · Natural $269.95 In stock
18.9 L · Colorless $1,215.95 In stock


Classification Oils & Oil Finishes for Wood
Brand Prato-Verde - Wood Finishing Oils
  • 20 ml (sample)
  • 237 ml
  • 946 ml
  • 3,78 L
  • 18.9 L
Sold Since December 1, 2006

Safflower oil, tung oil, linseed oil, vegetable wax, isoparaffin, siccative.

Drying Time

• Between coats : 24 hours
• Careful use : 24 hours
• Put back rugs and furniture : 7 days
• First damp cleaning : 10 days


190 to 360 sq ft / L


447 g / L




Heavy traffic : 2 to 3 years
Low traffic : 5 to 7 years


In very hot and humid weather, it is recommended to dilute with 5 to 15 % oil thinner.


Low fruity odor


Viscous liquid


Keep in an airtight container

Tools cleaning

Oil thinner


Can be applied on : Wood oil, wood stain

Can be covered with : Wood oil, wood varnish, wood wax


How many coats of Uno and Secondo Oils can be applied?

Generally, the manufacturer recommends one coat of Uno oil (for color) and two coats of Secondo oil. However, if you do not wish to use Uno oil in order to maintain the natural color of the wood, an additional coat of Secondo will be required.

If you want to color the wood, you can apply up to two coats of Uno oil at 24-hour intervals. As for Secondo oil, you can apply 5 to 7 coats, or 3 to 5 coats if you use Secondo Mono Oil.

Note that the more coats of Secondo or Secondo Mono you apply, the more satin-like the finish will be. It is therefore recommended to apply one or two additional coats to improve wear resistance and reduce the frequency of refreshing.

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Very Pleased!

Robert Steadman · Nov 11, 2023

I find this finishing oil to be a very good product! It is just as advertised!

Excellent Product!!

Ian Almey · Jun 29, 2021

It worked exactly as advertised. I used this product on my century old floors. After removing several layers of old finish, I applied 3 coats of Secondo. It performed extremely well. The only thing to consider is the coverage. My 120 year old flooring drank up a lot more finish than normal and my coverage dropped dramatically but it was still worth it. The results are worth it. I highly recommend this product!


Judy Lougheed-Smith · Mar 28, 2018

Just put this on our newly laid red pine floor . LOVE IT ! It brought out all the natural lines and colours of the wood .
Easy to use, low odour, beautiful finish .
The ‘estimator’ was bang on with the amount required. I will use this product over and over again !

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johann marx · Apr 11, 2017

great product easy to apply surprisingly durable

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