Project of the month - September 2019

1 September 2019

Rubio Monocoat enters the world of horses

In 2009, the prestigious horse track Helgstrand Dressage in Uggerhalne, Denmark was built using ‘carbonized strand woven bamboo’. Over the years, they tried various types of finishes for the side of the riding are, but they were never 100% satisfied with the results. At the time that Rubio Monocoat Nordic contacted Helgstrand Dressage, the wood was varnished. This finish is very difficult to maintain, which is why they were open to new ideas.

Hello, horse world
Rubio Monocoat’s range is very diverse; from wood treatment products to cleaning and maintenance programs for any type of wood, both interior and exterior. Thanks to the many advantages, Rubio Monocoat’s products are perfect for the equestrian sector.

The world of horses is a busy world, and time for maintaining stables is limited. But the appearance of these spaces is still important. The wood needs to look attractive, without exposing the horses to vapours or other toxic substances.

Andreas Helgstrand talking:
Finding the right finish for our riding barriers was quite a challenge. We have 20 to 25 riders every day, who ride 8-10 horses in the arena. This causes a lot of traffic, which results in a high level of wear and tear of the riding barrier. It was therefore important to us to find the right finish.

Rubio Monocoat contacted us and made all kinds of samples for with different colours. This enabled us to easily choose the right colour.

Before the Rubio Monocoat colour could be applied, they had to sand the entire riding barrier first. Rubio Monocoat hired Lars Bo Asmussen for this, who brought the beautiful bamboo back to the surface. After that, the riding barrier was made dust-free with Rubio Monocoat Cleaner. Next, they were able to start the application of Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C  in the colour Pure.

The result is stunning. Our riding barrier looks like new, with a warm, deep colour and with an improved natural structure of the bamboo. To continue to guarantee this look, the barrier is cleaned with Rubio Monocoat Universal Soap. If there are any scratches, made by a kick with horseshoes or stirrups, they can be repaired easily with Rubio Monocoat Universal Maintenance Oil, both on the spot or the entire barrier.

We opted for Rubio Monocoat because of their extensive colour range, their high service level and professional approach to providing solutions. Helgstrand Dressage has many events every year and visitors from all over the world, so our woodwork has to be in perfect condition at all times. Rubio Monocoat Nordic was able to provide us with exactly what we had in mind.

Project details: Helgstrand Dressage
Product: Rubio Monocoat Cleaner 
              Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C
              Rubio Monocoat Universal Soap 
              Rubio Monocoat Universal Maintenance Oil
Colour: Pure
Wood Type: Carbonized strand woven bamboo
Copyright: @2019 Ridehesten


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