Natural Oil Finishes
For all those of you who really appreciate the beautiful structure of wood and would like to keep it looking natural and clean, varnishes may be the best solution. A translucent colour means that the wood surface remains visible through the oil. Wood stain are a nice alternative to the linseed oil paints. The wood’s character, including the different nuances, really show.
Wood Stain can be applied to all types of absorbent surfaces, but they clearly have the most beautiful effect on wood.
In linseed oil based glaze, the binder penetrates the wood structure completely. The pigment proportion also dyes the wood. No film-forming layer can appear on the surface. For this reason, a glaze paint is less durable than a linseed oil paint. The UV protection of linseed oil which gives the surface an opaque coating is significantly lower in glaze. Therefore, glazed surfaces that are exposed to strong sunlight, tend to gray faster. A glaze painting easily be renewed at any time by simply painting over it with linseed oil paints.
If you want to work with untreated wood, it is always advisable to grind or sand the surface beforehand. The glaze should be applied thinly with a bristle brush and well spread. It is important to paint board by board in the direction of the grain. It should be carried out with long brushstrokes and a "light" hand. It is very important to regularly stir the glaze colour intermediately while working. Otherwise, their consistency changes fast and will result in a non-homogeneous colour surface.
1L linseed oil glaze can cover about 8-12 square meters and is dry within 1-2 days.
Our wood stain are based on linseed oil and pigments. They are free of solvents or resins. They are ecologically and physiologically harmless.
Used brushes can be easily cleaned with linseed oil soap.
Before the oil treatment, the surface must be cleaned and thoroughly sanded with sandpaper in 100 or 120 grain quality. We recommend dampening the wood surface with the use of a spray bottle, so that the wood fibers may straighten up and, thus, absorb more oil.
Once the watered surface is dry, you want to apply a generous amount of oil on the surface. The oil must be rubbed in thoroughly with the white pad. After about 20 minutes you be sure to remove any excess oil using a lint-free cotton cloth. The level of pigmentation or glow can be controlled by polishing the surface until desired effect is met. If you remove too much pigment, just apply more oil to the surface and, after briefly waiting, the surface may be polished harder or softer. Depending on the desired colour. All excess oil must be removed within the first hour of exposure.
The surface should be treated and polished just as the previous day with oil. After 5 minutes, any excess oil should be removed with a lint-free cotton cloth. The cotton cloth may also be mounted to a sanding machine or buffer. Oak woods, should be carefully buffered or polished between treatments.
The floor or furniture piece can be carefully put in place for use after drying for at least 3 days. After hardened oil treatment, allow at least 10-14 days.