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Oil finishes - little tutorial for my wet sanded oil finish technique
Sooner or later i seem to post this on every forum i go to, so lets get it here too.
This is my method for oil finishes arrived at over years of experimenting and adding extra stages. I am yet to find a finish that feels better than this. its super thing, super sleek and seems to last pretty well too.
The same method can be used with danish oil or tru oil. The main difference is the tru-oil one is a bit messier but the wood stays clean longer and needs less maintenance
Firstly the materials:
Birchwood-casey Tru-oil. most searches for tru-oil bring up this brand so probably dont mention it. bets to buy this stuff online
Rustins Danish oil. used be able to get this from wilkinsons but now they sell their own brand stuff, as do most DIY shops. slightly different smells but they all work in a similar fashion so i usually just say danish oil
Briwax natural- i always mentions this one by name, it dries quite hard whereas the DIY shop own brands tend to be a paste that and stay feeling slippy. briwax is widely available at most DIY shops
and liberon steel wool - no other brand will do