Finishing Oil

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


  1. Brush on until work piece is saturated;
  2. Wipe Off Excess with cloth;
  3. Use last abrasive (e.g. 600+) @ 100 rpm max (slow) until oil starts to dry;
  4. Slowly turn up speed and when abrasive beings to drag, burnish with shavings to generate heat;
  5. Buff with rag and bring to shine.

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