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Need help with interior oak finishes?

Oak is a very popular and beautiful wood.  It stains and finishes easily but, having a ring porous structure (where the large early wood pores follow a pattern), often the figure (grain pattern) can be quite marked.  Some people like this effect, others are less keen.

Traditionally, oak would be finished with oils based on Linseed oil (e.g., Danish Oil) or waxes containing beeswax (e.g., Supreme Wax) as these give a natural sheen but offer little by way of protection.  Because of this, being harder wearing, Hardwax Oils are proving popular.  As with all finishes, some are better than others.  OSMO Polyx Oil / Saicos Premium Oil  /  Treatex Oil and our Microporous Hardwax Oil are all incredibly easy to use.  All that is needed is to put on two to three applications, giving a light rub down with fine abrasive between coats, to give truly outstanding results.

For more protection still, varnishes are used.  Finney’s Trade Acrylic hardly changes the colour of the wood.  (If you want an ultra matt finish with no colour change and don’t require any more protection than an oil, give Finney’s Invisible Oil a try – Amazing stuff); Finney’s Extra Tough Varnish gives a slightly colour enhanced shade (darkening effect); whilst  Extra Tough Waxed Finish can be applied on top for a more natural looking finish.

In addition, Durapolish Clear Glaze is as tough as any of the above varnishes but, being oil based is slower drying – 3 to 4 hours.  This product will colour enhance the wood making it look as if it has been wetted.

So, remember…
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Rustins Finest Danish Oil
  • For all wooden furniture and worktops
  • Low lustre, clear penetrating wood finish – oil based
  • Restores colour to weathered wood
  • Easy brush or wipe on finish
  • Does not chip, flake or blister
From: £8.92 (£10.70 Inc. VAT)
Fiddes Supreme Wax
  • For bare sanded wood, pine furniture and wood turning
  • Toluene free paste wax polish - oil based
  • All in one clear and coloured wax polish for bare wood
  • Used by leading pine manufacturers
  • Choice of colours
From: £9.41 (£11.29 Inc. VAT)
Finney's Trade Acrylic Varnish
  • Wooden floors, doors and joinery where low colour change is required
  • Matt or satin. Clear quick drying interior wood finish – water based
  • Maintains woods natural colour
  • Touch dry 30 – 45 minutes. Low odour
From: £11.86 (£14.23 Inc. VAT)
Durapolish Clear Glaze
  • For flooring & furniture - Pine & Hardwood
  • Darkens wood slightly - mellow tone
  • 3-5 hour touch dry
  • Toughest single part product available
  • Self levelling formula, easy to use
  • Suitable for most tropical block flooring
From: £12.68 (£15.22 Inc. VAT)
Finney's Extra Tough Floor Varnish
  • Suitable for high wear floors
  • Non hazardous, low odour, transparent floor finish
  • Flexible finishing system allows Finney's Hardwax Varnish to be applied on top for a unique natural looking waxed finish which has the full protection of varnish.
From: £12.88 (£15.46 Inc. VAT)
Paste Beeswax
  • For porous wood, especially old pine or oak
  • Clear paste beeswax and turpentine - oil based
From: £12.94 (£15.53 Inc. VAT)
Finney's Microporous Hardwax Oil
  • All in one oiled and waxed finish for high quality furniture and worktops
  • Clear microporous wood finish – oil based
  • Gives a beautiful, ultra smooth wood finish that is resistant to heat and water
  • Increased protection over conventional oil finishes
From: £14.67 (£17.60 Inc. VAT)
Finney's Extra Tough Varnish - Waxed Finish
  • Quick drying, highly decorative finish for floors and joinery
  • Combines a waxed appearance with the toughness of varnish
  • Gives an extra tough waxed finish
  • Create a beautiful, quick drying (30 minutes touch dry) wood finish on high quality floors
From: £14.68 (£17.62 Inc. VAT)
Finney's Invisible Oil
  • Water borne emulsified oil, producing low colour change on pale woods
  • Ultra matt finish
From: £15.66 (£18.79 Inc. VAT)
OSMO Polyx Oil
  • Original hardwax oil for wooden floors
  • Clear natural vegetable oil and wax wood finish – oil based
  • OSMO Polyx Oil is a microporous treadfast wood finish for softwood and hardwood floors.
  • Matt or satin finish
  • High coverage 20 sq m per litre per coat
From: £21.28 (£25.54 Inc. VAT)
 
  • Tinted Polyx Oils for a richer shade
  • Choice of colours
From: £21.81 (£26.17 Inc. VAT)
Treatex Traditional Hardwax Oil
  • Matt or satin
  • High coverage
  • 3 to 6 hours drying
From: £21.91 (£26.29 Inc. VAT)
Saicos Premium Hardwax Oil
  • Available in Ultra Matt, Matt and Satin Matt
  • 3 to 5 hours rapid drying
  • 2 applications on oak
From: £23.67 (£28.40 Inc. VAT)

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