There are a whole variety of woodcare oils available: tung oil, danish oil, teak oil, boiled and raw linseed oil and others sometimes named simply as 'wood oil' by their manufacturers, these products are tinted in colours such as light oak, Iroko and several other natural wood colours.
Woodcare oils are applied to most types of hardwood and softwood both internally and externally and are generally described by manufacturers as “nourishing and enhancing the beauty of wood” and “feeding and protecting hard and soft woods”.
Woodcare oils penetrate wood and when used internally can in many cases offer resistance to water, heat and alcohol and provide a hard wearing surface. When used externally on wooden surfaces, oils offer minimal U.V resistance from sunlight.
Use of woodcare oils in certain applications may require numerous coats, both initially and for later maintenance treatments and are consequently somewhat time consuming but can provide a beautiful, natural look produced using more natural ingredients.
Below are a few of the many brands available at our stores:
- Bird Brand