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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 69 reviews.

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John Hodson
Gives the finish I want.
I use this product on my kitchen worktops as it gives a finish more to my liking than other makes of Danish Oil.
Easy to apply and good value for the price
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.
Roger Andrews
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.
Edward Shrimpton
Good stuff this.
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
David Ware
It blinking good stuff!
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.
David Earnshaw
I just want a good product at a good price - and that's what I got
Colin Gardner
Great product
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.
C Mann
Very good product
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.
David H
Very pleased, prompt,informative service
I am very happy with my order. The service was brilliant. Thank you.Wood Finishes Direct
Jan Mason
Easy application, lovely finish
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.
Dennis Gavin
Amazing but now discontinued. Bought last 1. Brilliant finish and easy to use.
Danish oil is a brilliant product it gives a great finish and is very easy to apply.
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.
Very good delivery time got my work plan going on time.
Real good excellent finish to my wooden work tops. Just follow the tips given.
Beautiful finish, not sticky or shiny. The table looks amazing. Really pleased with the result.
Tina Kansara
Great product. Great finish
Fast delivery. Loved the product and service.
Christopher Handy
Normally use Rustins Danish oil but tried Barrettines, glad I did.
Excellent delivery, arrived the day after and well packaged. Price was very good and the quality very good. Need to refurbish oak floors this summer so will opt for the larger cans.
Nick Fox
Beautiful finish
Simple to use and when buffed up looked really lovely on both antler and teak. Definitely recommend.
Nicholas Starnes
Excellent product, fast delivery
Really good quality product, well packaged, very fast delivery. Also a lot cheaper than leading DIY suppliers. Can't fault goods or service.
Keith Russell
Excellent product. Excellent delivery.
This oil is great value for money. I used it on a solid oak floor. I've used much more expensive oils In the past with no better results.
Alan .
Nice easy use
I used this making an Oak Staff. The grain popped out and after the 4th coat it left a smooth lovely sheen. I use this to finish pyrography projects also.

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