HOW TO USE
Ensure the surface is bare. Remove any wax finishes with Wax and Polish Remover and any varnish finishes with Fine Wood Stripper. Clean, dry and ensure the surface is dust free. If required stain the wood with Palette Wood Dye before oiling.
Ensure the surface is clean, dry and free from decaying timber. Surface greying or mould should also be removed as this may cause blackening of the timber.
Apply with a brush or lint-free cotton cloth and allow to penetrate for five to 10 minutes before wiping off excess with a clean lint-free cloth. Allow to dry for a minimum of five hours and apply more coats as required. We recommend a minimum of three coats. For best results gently rub with Ultra Fine Steel Wool (Grade 0000) between coats. In damp areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, more coats will be required to ensure adequate protection.
Apply as above. Application of four coats will give minimum protection. Exposed areas will require more coats. It is important to ensure sufficient coats of oil are applied initially to give maximum protection. It is not necessary to remove excess on sawn timber, but wipe off any runs.
Oil finishes bring out the natural colours of timber. A wet surface will be an indication of the final colour. Always test the product on spare surface of inconspicuous area for colour, compatibility and end result.
Cleaning and maintenance
Surfaces may be cleaned using a damp cloth and spills should be wiped up immediately. For stubborn stains a mild detergent can be used. Surfaces need to be re-oiled once a year or more, depending upon usage.
Clean off any surface grime, moulds, etc., (sand if required) before re-oiling. Exterior timbers need to be maintained on a regular basis, at least twice a year.
Superior Danish Oil may darken some timbers and blackening may occur on some external timbers Store Superior Danish Oil at a temperature above 5°C. Always replace the lid otherwise the oil can deteriorate. Oily cloths can self-combust. Do not leave impregnated cloths in bundles. Before discarding the cloths lay them flat outside to dry to avoid a fire hazard. Superior Danish Oil is not suitable for use on external oak. Pure Tung Oil is recommended for this purpose. If the excess is not removed and the surface becomes sticky, wipe with white spirit to remove the sticky film and allow to dry before continuing.