Barrettine Danish Oil

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Minimum recommendation 3 coats
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Good protection 4 coats
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Excellent Protection 5 coats
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage. Litreage amounts shown above are total, not "per coat" amounts.

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77 reviews

You won't find better! A clear, high quality danish oil with a unique blend of natural oils and resins to create a food-safe finish, usable on most internal and external wood.

Very easy and safe to apply, Barrettine Danish wood oil will naturally replenish any wooden surface, furniture or flooring and restore its original look and lustre. Does not flake or crack.

As one of the leading suppliers in the UK, this Danish oil is made from only the finest ingredients including Raw Linseed Oil and Tung oil, which is then blended with a small amount of solvent to improve the drying time, performance and overall qualities of the product.

Danish oil is a very versatile product that can be used on any number of wood types, such as oak, pine, mahogany or beech and can be applied to any surface requiring an oil finish including; doors, garden furniture, kitchen worktops, food surfaces, childrens toys and hard of soft wood flooring. For decking it is recommended to use decking oil.

Ensure all surfaces are clean, dry and free from any previous finish. Sand area with 150 grade sandpaper or finer and remove dust prior to applying the Danish Oil.

How to apply Danish Oil

There are many ways to apply danish oil and no skill required. The most popular method is by cloth so that you can key in and wipe off the excess oil at the same time. A good quality paint brush is particularly useful when working with turned and moulded areas or when you need to apply a straight edge as with skirting boards. Danish wood oil is also compatible with virtually any type of spray equipment.

For maximum performance danish wood oil should be initially applied as 3-5 coats to your wooden surface, these will further improve the look and will continue to feed the wood keeping the surface water repellent. The frequency of subsequent coats depends on the density of the timber but as a guideline, further coats of danish oil should be applied about once a year.

For a smooth, silky finish, lightly sand the danish oil between coats with very fine sandpaper or wire wool.

For future cleaning - use a damp cloth, leave for a few minutes and buff to its original shine. Buffing with a cloth or brush as well as vacuuming will remove minor blemishes. Every so often our Surface cleaner is recommended for areas with heavy use. Brushes can be cleaned with white spirit after use.


If any Danish Oil is left over, decant into a smaller container or bottle filling it to the rim and sealing with an air-tight lid. Oil absorbs any oxygen in the tin causing it to become jelly-like over time. If a tin is virtually full it lasts longer than oil in a half empty tin.

Danish Oil should be stored at a fairly constant temperature such as an understairs or kitchen cupboard. Somewhere like a shed that can be very hot and very cold is far from ideal. As a guide, shelf life of an opened tin is 6-12 months if stored correctly.

Rags soaked in products containing linseed oil are liable to self ignite so it's important that they are soaked and rinsed in water before disposing of them. Please apply to a test area first

  • Keep away from sources of ignition: No Smoking.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
  • Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.

A generous coat of danish oil finish will dry within 12 - 18 hours at room temperature. A thin coat will dry in around 4 hours.

Barrettine Danish Oil reviews

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 77 reviews.
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An excellent Danish Oil formulation by Ian Andrews

One of the nicest finishes I have used. Works well on green timber, covers well and dries quite quickly. Doesn't soak in too much, like some thin oils. A couple of coats and it starts to build a nice finish. Supplied by efficent delivery service. Very happy

Reviewed 5L on: 05/02/16
Excellent easy to apply and excellent finish by John Green

No problem in applying put 4 coats on and water proof.

Reviewed 500ml on: 04/02/16
Excellent product by Julie Mcveigh

Easy to apply. Great results.

Reviewed 500ml on: 03/02/16
Very good by David Stringer

A very good product but maybe needs thining with a little white spirt.

Reviewed 500ml on: 07/01/16
Easy to use and good finish by Kevin Whitmarsh

I have 14 metres of worktop to oil so haven't actually finished yet but the parts I have done look really good great finish.

Reviewed 5L on: 04/01/16
A quality product by Christine Roche

I've used other Danish oil products before but I've found this product to be superior in finish. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed 5L on: 09/12/15
Enhances the grain and beauty of the wood Great value should last me a long time!! by Frank Ferrari

Enhances the beauty and grain of the wood. 5Lt can great value!!

Reviewed 5L on: 03/12/15
Very easy to use and has left a beautiful finish by Samantha

5 coats applied to a wooden breakfast bar, very easy to apply and very happy with the finished result.

Reviewed 500ml on: 01/12/15
Gives the finish I want by John Hodson

I use this product on my kitchen worktops as it gives a finish more to my liking than other makes of Danish Oil.

Reviewed 500ml on: 25/11/15
Easy to apply and good value for the price by LAURIE NASH

I haven't used Danish oil before but having sanded down oak kitchen cabinets and applying 2 coats the wood looks fresh and as good as new.

Reviewed 500ml on: 13/11/15

Brilliant product,my worktop is super smooth with a soft sheen and everybody admires the finish.I wish I had found your website before, I will be back as I have another worktop to complete.

Reviewed 500ml on: 05/11/15
Good stuff this by Edward Shrimpton

I read after I had ordered it that it is designed for treated pine but used it anyway on my red balau hardwood decking which had already turned grey after a year and 3 coats of OSMO decking oil. So far it is really keeping the water out after 2 coats. Time will tell how well it lasts

Reviewed 5L on: 31/10/15
It blinking good stuff! by David Ware

Having shopped around a lot for the best price (£18 for 1 litre) this 5 litre tin was of a good standard and has done the whole job for me. excellent courier info and a 10% discount as well. I will order again.

Reviewed 5L on: 25/09/15
Good by David Earnshaw

I just want a good product at a good price - and that's what I got

Reviewed 5L on: 19/09/15
Great product by Colin Gardner

I bought a trial litre for refinishing a rifle stock last winter, and was really pleased with the finish. It made sense when refurbishing my kitchen and installing new counter tops to use the same Danish oil for the finish. I prefer to use mutton cloth when applying but be careful when disposing of rags to follow the instructions. Counter tops look stunning after just three coats, another two and the lustre is supreme.

Reviewed 5L on: 12/09/15
Very good product by C Mann

Used it on my oak porch has come up really good given it 3 coats, the more you put on the darker it gets but shinier too.

Reviewed 500ml on: 11/09/15
Very pleased, prompt,informative service by David H

I am very happy with my order. The service was brilliant. Thank you.Wood Finishes Direct

Reviewed 5L on: 18/08/15
Easy application, lovely finish by Jan Mason

Looked on the web, saw this product. It arrived quickly and was about half the price of similar Danish oils. I made a bath panel from small section t and g, two coats it looks great. And its waterproof, lots more uses for it.

Reviewed 500ml on: 04/08/15
Amazing but now discontinued Bought last 1 Brilliant finish and easy to use by Dennis Gavin

Danish oil is a brilliant product it gives a great finish and is very easy to apply.

Reviewed 5L on: 20/06/15
Excellent by MAVIS SMITH

We used this Danish Oil to replenish the internal woodwork on our motor cruiser. We have achieved very good results, a smooth and rich finish. Follow the instructions and remove any varnish before applying.

Reviewed 500ml on: 12/05/15

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