Oils finishes can either be pure (linseed/tung) or oil-varnish blends. The latter are extremely popular wood finish as they combine the ease-of-application of rub-in oils with the fortification of resins to give them a bit more durability. Various additives may be found as well, such as dyes/pigments, driers, or UV inhibitors. Depending on the composition of the blend, it may be more able to build up a moderate sheen (semi-gloss) on the wood surface. Oil Finishes Explained in Detail Pt1, Pt2 & Pt3. Examples:
Liberon Finishing Oil Notes
- Gives matt to satin finish (dependant on number of coats).
- It provides a water, heat, alcohol and food resistant finish.
- Ideal for surfaces requiring a hard wearing and water-resistant finish.
- Suitable for use in bathrooms and kitchens e.g worktops, kitchen tables and bathroom furniture.
- Also suitable for cork, stone and terracotta. It nourishes and enhances the colour of wood.
- EN71 approved: Safe for toys.
- Needs to soak in so DO NOT use Sanding Sealer
- Brush on until work piece is saturated;
- Wipe Off Excess with cloth;
- Use last abrasive (e.g. 600+) @ 100 rpm max (slow) until oil starts to dry;
- Slowly turn up speed and when abrasive beings to drag, burnish with shavings to generate heat;
- Buff with rag and bring to shine.