Liberon Teak Oil is a blend of pure tung oil and linseed oil which nourishes and enhances the natural beauty of hard exotic/oily woods, including teak and iroko. With added UV filters for protection against fading from sunlight Teak Oil is suitable for interior and exterior use. Achieving the traditional cabinet maker's finish on hard wood, Teak Oil produces a hard wearing, satin finish.
Ensure the wood surface is bare: remove any wax finishes with Liberon Wax and Polish Remover and any varnish finishes with Liberon Fine Wood Stripper. Clean, dry and ensure the surface is dust free.
Apply Liberon Teak Oil either by brush or using a lint-free cotton cloth. Leave the oil to penetrate for up to 15 minutes, then wipe off the excess with a clean lint-free cloth. Failure to do so will prevent penetration of future coats and leave a sticky surface.
Apply additional coats as above, the number of coats required will depend on how dry or damaged the wood is. Always leave a 24 hour interval between coats and allow the last coat to fully harden before use. We recommend a minimum of 3 coats on internal and external timbers. For best results, gently rub with Liberon Ultra Fine Steel Wool (0000) or extra fine abrasive paper between coats. Use the abrasive paper when working on outdoor furniture.
Important: Oil finishes bring out the natural colours of timber. A wet surface will be an indication of the final colour. Always test product on a spare surface or inconspicuous area for colour, compatibility and end result.
Cleaning and maintenance
Surfaces may be cleaned using a damp cloth and spills should be wiped up immediately. For stubborn stains a mild detergent can be used. Surfaces need to be re-oiled once a year or more, depending upon usage. Oiled external timber will need regular maintenance. Apply Teak Oil once or twice a year (or as necessary) to maintain protection.