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Barrettine Danish Oil

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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.

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Danish oil usage

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.

Application of 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.

Drying Time

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.

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Barrettine Danish Oil reviews - Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 45 reviews.

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Craig Bates
Quality Product
Excellent product and service
Alan Hope
Excellent product - just what I needed
Used the Barretine Danish oil on a piece of chain-saw sculpture, that's rough! The result is beyond what I thought I could ever get. The oil has brought out all of the colours and shades in the rough wood (it is a barn owl sculpture) so much so that in dusk and dark it is so lifelike. Would definitely use it again for a similar job. Thank you. A. Hope Tyne & Wear
D Rees
Great product
Goes on well and gives a great finish that's impermeable to water etc
Wendy Brearey
Excellents takes my Raw rustic hardwoods to a luxury finish
I use this on Raw rustic wood circles, it takes more than 3 coats but if a seperate small open tin is kept available for the latter coats it appears to thicken and helps the final finish. I use fine soapy wet and dry when finished to complete the lasting rustic look
Joanne List
Top quality at a bargain price
A hassle free transaction on a quality product. I am very happy to recommend both this seller and product :-)
Karen Hyland
Easy to use ... great effect on my work tops !
Fab product and website made it easy to choose which product as there was a comprehensive explanation about the product. Great for a non - specialist.
Excellent result
very easy to use with excellent results, just follow the instructions on the tin you can't go wrong
David Carew
Perfect for the job
I have to ensure adequate preservation of some wooden sculptures.which spend most of the year outside in the elements. This product is ideal and quite reliable.
David Matthews
Very good product and looks fantastic.
Great product, very competitive price, quick delivery. Many thanks.
Barbara Khattab
Easy application with little effort exerted. Results are excellent.
An excellent product with good results. My oak coffee table looks like new now and I will continue to use the oil as recommended by the manufacturers.
Ronald Bruce
Has a good flow and feel to it, being a professional decorator I need that confidence.
Sarah Farrant
Easy to use and great finish
Applied on kitchen worktop (oak) that had previously been oiled with an inferior product. Rubbed down lightly first and applied with the lint-free rags also purchased from this site. All went on quickly and easily. All faded out patches now fully revived. We could have left after 2-3 coats but decided to go for 4 as we liked the shine that built up.
Used this on oak flooring. 3 coats. Looks fantastic. Very pleased. Great quick delivery too.
Rob Gled
A quality product
Easy to apply and the Danish oil really brought out the beauty of the pitched pine roof trusses
A really effective finish for my oak floors. Easy to apply.
I hadn't heard of Danish Oil until it was used when my oak floors were installed. I like the finished look. Several spills of coffee wine etc. later it has proved effective in protecting the wood. A swift coat were necessary restores the excellent finish.
John Stephenson
Super finish
I found the Danish oil very easy to apply, following some instructions from the internet. The results are very good and will hopefully be durable as promised.
John Twibell
Useful on kitchen work surfaces
Dries quickly to give a waterproof coating
Ray Nichols
Great product
This is great for finishing chainsaw carvings with.
Robert Longton
Great quality.
Very easy to apply, doors look great. Never used Danish oil before, very easy. No complaints
Larry Finch
Excellent finish
top quality product.used it on all my oak doors previously and again in my new house.so much easier than paint! a beautifull finish and goes a long way for your money! a definate thumbs up.

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