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Use Us to Finish Your Floors and Decks with Black Japan – Simply Stunning!

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A timber floor in a Brisbane home has been sanded and polished using a black coating called 'Black Japan'. The floor looks amazing and it has transformed the look of the home.

What Is Black Japan?

Black Japan is a type of floor coating that is traditionally used on wooden floors to give them a black, satin finish. Feast Watson is a brand that produces various types of wood coatings, including Black Japan.

Feast Watson’s Black Japan floor coating is a solvent-based coating that is designed to penetrate and seal the wood while also providing a hard, durable, and long-lasting finish. It is suitable for use on all interior timber surfaces such as floors, stairs, and now external decks.

The coating dries to a deep black colour and creates a classic, elegant look that is popular in many homes and commercial spaces. The Black Japan coating covers all stains and blemishes, making it an ideal choice for those looking to refresh or transform their wooden floors.

Black Japan is not a UV-Cured coating. Our UV-Cured coatings are used to bring out the natural beauty of the timber.

Why Should You Choose Black Japan?

There are several reasons why someone may choose Black Japan as their floor coating of choice:

Classic look: Black Japan creates a timeless, classic look that can complement any interior style. It can provide an elegant and sophisticated touch to any space, making it a popular choice for many homeowners and designers.

Durability: Black Japan is a hard, durable, and long-lasting coating that can withstand heavy foot traffic and wear and tear. It can protect the underlying wood from scratches, scuffs, and stains, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.

Easy to apply: Black Japan is easy to apply, and it can be applied using a brush, roller, or spray gun, and it dries quickly. This allows for multiple coats to be applied in a short period.

Versatility: Black Japan can be used on a variety of timber surfaces, including floors, stairs, and furniture, making it a versatile option for those looking to create a consistent look throughout their space.

Overall, if you are looking for a durable and elegant coating that can protect and enhance your wooden floors, Black Japan is definitely worth considering.

This timber floor coating has been used in older-style interiors for years because of its dramatic effect and sleek appearance, which are perfect additions to any vintage-styled home.

If you would like Floor to quote you for floor sanding and polishing using Black Japan, get in touch with us today

Black Japan is a Satin finish

Pictures that show a glossy black finish are actually still wet. Once dried, Black Japan is a satin finish. This timber floor coating will fit perfectly into a vintage interior, as it has been used since the Victorian era. This dark, elegant variant will attract everyone’s attention just like expensive furniture. Even in a modern interior, it will create a sense of elegance and add the charm of antiquity.

Japan Black is a quality floor coating that will be a perfect fit for your home. The choice of materials allows it to achieve a unique lustre without extra effects and makes it reliable enough so that you do not doubt the condition of your floors. We care about the exceptional quality of our floors in every small detail and try to cover all of our customer’s requests.

Benefits of Black Japan?

We guarantee this coating by Feast Watson is an exclusive option that will give you the unique advantages that no other coating can provide. Let’s have a look at some of the frequently asked questions about Black Japan timber floor coating.

Black Japan is a durable timber floor coating that can be used in homes with ample sunlight. Whilst it has previously been an interior-only coating, it now comes in an exterior deck version as well. It is heat-resistant but softens at temperature above 70C.

This floor coating has excellent water resistance, it remains unaffected by water spillage.

Some of the Black Japan floor coatings have anti-termite andanti-fungal properties, but you need to check the specific brand, because the properties of floor coatings from different manufacturers are different.

This is an oil-based translucent coating that is made of turps-based polyurethane mixed with a black stain.

Not really.  As Black Japan starts to wear it can give a brown appearance.  Also if full coverage is not achieved it gives a brown appearance. Perhaps it is the depth that makes the black colour in the house so chic.

What Brand is Black Japan?

In Australia, there is only one brand that offers Black Japan timber floor coating. Feast Watson presents semi-transparent Black Japan floor stains that have rich, black colour with a modern Satin finish.

  • Black Japan has an unmistakably unique look.
  • Its distinctive style is suitable for modern, as well as vintage homes.
  • This coating will serve you for years.
  • It's easy to touch up damage.
  • Black Japan easily covers even the worst stains.

So, by choosing Black Japan you get timeless quality and elegance that is comfortable in daily life. Don’t compromise and you will have a reliable and well-made option that will also serve as an aesthetic detail in your interior.

Black Japan is amazing on tired old timber floors! It will make the space look modern and elegant.

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A residential deck located in Brisbane, finished with the Black Japan coating.

The Timeless Charm of Black Japan - Now available for outdoor decks.

Black timber floor coating is a niche option that will delight you with its vintage aesthetic the way other coatings can not. People choose Black Japan for a reason for many years because you can beat this option in different ways and it will still remain a luxury.

Timber flooring requires special attention and even mastery, but we know how to make it luxurious. This is why we guarantee you won’t be disappointed with your choice.

Black Japan doesn't lose looks as it gets older, it just takes on a more old-fashioned look. Imagine how your choice will please you in the future because this is an option for all time. This floor coating is not easy to make, but as a result of this effort and attention to detail, you get quality, timeless style, and a unique opportunity to discover dramatic black in interior design, and now exterior decks.

Black Japan DIY Vs Professional

Using Black Japan floor finish can transform your floors with a rich, elegant look, but achieving that professional-quality result requires expertise and experience. While trying it yourself might seem cost-effective, the process involves meticulous preparation, precise application, and understanding the unique properties of the finish to avoid streaks, bubbles, or uneven coverage. A professional like Floor brings not only the right tools and high-quality materials but also the knowledge and skills to handle any challenges that arise, ensuring a flawless, durable finish that enhances the beauty and longevity of your floors. Investing in professional services saves you time, effort, and the potential costs of fixing DIY mistakes, making it a smart choice for a stunning outcome.


DIY attempt 2, with poor edges

With this DIY attempt you can see the edges don’t look great.

black japan DIY attempt 1

With this DIY attempt you can see dents and marks in the floor. 


professional black japan - wet

With this Professional job you can see how good the floor looks. (It looks a bit glossy because it’s still wet. Once dry it will be a nice smooth matt finish)

applying final coat of Black Japan - by profesisonal

With this Professional job you can see us in the process of applying the final coat. The glossy section is still wet. This floor looks amazing! So smooth and the Black Japan finish is evenly applied. 

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