The process of applying oil to woodwork results in a natural, hardwearing effect with an unmistakable, beautiful sheen and silky smoothness customers will appreciate. But there are lots of types of oil, and even those who consider themselves pretty savvy about caring for customers' woodwork can become confused about what to use when.
Liberon says that if you have the following three types of oil in your toolkit, then you will have pretty much all interior woodwork needs covered: a Danish oil, a Tung oil and a Finishing oil.
Going through what to use when, here are some pointers. First off - a kitchen table with some signs of wear and tear, recently bought new wood furniture and woodwork in a bathroom. A Finishing Oil is ideal for these types of application to either finish or refinish surfaces and build up a lasting and water-resistant finish. Liberon's Finishing Oil blends hardwearing oils with resins, and its resin content is such that it enables protection not only against water but heat and alcohol too.
Next up - doors, skirting boards, other kitchen surfaces and wooden garden furniture. A good quality Danish Oil such as Liberon's Superior Danish Oil is ideal here because it achieves a superior satin gloss sheen, whilst also feeding, protecting and adding long life to both hard or soft woods. Added UV filters help protect against sunlight, which also make this oil great for protecting exposed exterior surfaces, and its resin content means it is resistant to water, alcohol, heat and food acid.
Finally, surfaces most often in contact with food such as wooden kitchen work surfaces. Here you need a premium, natural Tung oil with no additives in order to seal and preserve the wood. Liberon's Pure Tung Oil is hardwearing and provides a long-lasting matt finish. You can also use this externally on oak to help prevent black spots.
For further information about Liberon and the company’s extensive range of woodcare products visit www.liberon.co.uk