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Fiddes Exterior Wood Oil

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Easy to apply and quick drying, Fiddes exterior high build wood oil provides the solution for most external wood finishes. One coat of clear or coloured Wood Preservative is recommended beforehand for a long lasting finish. Gives a satin look.

UV Resistant and water repellent in 3 coats, this exterior wood oil is resistant to weathering and the bleaching effects of the sun.

Perfect for garden furniture and other exterior wooden surfaces, this exterior oil offers unrivalled protection and performance.

Perfect for any exterior wooden surface, such as doors and garden furniture, Fiddes exterior wood oil provides an effective barrier against the damaging effects of weathering and bleaching from the sun.

Made with a blend of natural resins and oils, this high grade wood oil produces a transparent satin finish that has exceptional durability and resistance. Quick and easy to apply, exterior wood oil produces a clear, quick drying water repellent and weather resistant finish that will not flake or peel.

A popular choice with woodworkers, joinery professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike, Fiddes exterior wood oil provides a versatile solution for all of your exterior wood preservative needs. Although more expensive than some alternative products, just 3 coats are all that is required to offer maximum protection instead of the 4-5 coats of some alternative products.

Fiddes exterior wood oil is occasionally decanted into smaller Manns label tins to allow us to offer a larger product range and avoid stock shortages.

Preparation

For the best results, treat exterior wooden surfaces with Barrettine Wood Preservative prior to applying Fiddes Exterior Wood Oil.

For the best results, surfaces should be clean, dry and free from any previous wood finishes, this can normally be achieved by a light sanding with a 120 grit sanding paper. All residual wood dust should be removed before application of the wood oil.

Any fungal growth, dirt or moss also needs to be removed prior to the application of the exterior wood oil.

Application

Exterior wood preservatives should always be applied in dry conditions, it's also advisable to test the wood oils on a small test area prior to application. Fiddes exterior wood oil is formulated for direct application and does not require any thinning or coats of primer.

For the best results, the exterior wood oil should be thoroughly stirred before and during use. The exterior wood oil should be applied thinly with a good quality paint brush in the direction of the grain. Any excess wood oil should be immediately removed with a cloth.

Drying time is around 4 to 6 hours (most oils take 12-48 hours) although overnight drying is better. Before application of the second coat, sand lightly with a fine 320 grade sand paper or sanding disk again being careful to remove any dust that this may create. The second coat should be applied as the first, thinly and in the direction of the grain with a further 4 to 6 hours drying time.

Equipment Cleaning

Brushes and other applicators used to apply this product should be cleaned with white spirit immediately after use.

Drying Time

Leave to dry 4 to 6 hours or preferably overnight between coats. Longer drying periods may occur during application in damp or humid conditions.

Storage

Tins of Fiddes exterior wood oil, new and used, should be tightly closed and stored in a cool well ventilated area.

Precautions

Fiddes wood oil as with many other solvent based wood preservatives and oils is flammable so should be kept away from children, naked flames, cigarettes and other sources of ignition.

Used cloths can self ignite if left uncleaned after use. It is important that any used cloths are thoroughly washed in warm soapy water and thoroughly rinsed before they are disposed or stored in an airtight container.

It is recommended that gloves and eye protection are worn when applying exterior wood oil or other solvent based wood finishing products. In the event of contact with the eyes, they should be immediately rinsed with plenty of water before seeking urgent medical advice.

This Fiddes clear wood oil should be kept away from children, food, drinks and any other food related items.

Fiddes Exterior Wood Oil reviews - Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 27 reviews.

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Matt Cooper
19/03/14

 1L
Used for several years
By far the nicest to use and most effective oil varnish I have used
Juliet Snuggs
16/03/14

 1L
Excellent - beautiful finish on my front door!
We bought this for our front door and it looks amazing! we will certainly buy more for our new internal oak doors - really brings out the colour and texture of the wood - beautiful!
David Wood
16/03/14

 2.5L
Good no problems
Best thing I can say is that i have been back for more and I have no doubt I will be back again in another couple of years to refresh the oak lintels and framing again
Valerie Tate
28/10/13

 2.5L
Does what is says,
We have used this product for 6 years, it keeps our oak doors and windows looking great. It goes a long way and protects the wood.
William Wright
07/08/13

 2.5L
Used it before and will use again. Excellent on my external red cedar.
Used it before and will use again. Excellent on my external red cedar. Easy to apply. Has protected it well for 2 years against string winds and weather at times. Neighbours admire it.
David Seabrook
20/07/13

 1L
Does what it says on the tin!
Used on summer house roof (cedar) 2 weeks ago. Applies 1 coat on top of 2 coats Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative. Looks good at the moment but I'll be interested to see what state it's in 12-24 months from now. That would be the time to provide a realistic review.
Ilona Morgan
28/06/13

 1L
First rate product. Easy to apply. Excellent protection.
Re-coated after applying to my new oak gates for first time last year. It was near perfect already so just needed a quick lick. Excellent product
K Savage
13/06/13

 2.5L
Reasonable!
In my view, it is not what it says on the tin, ie Exterior wood oil. It is more of an outdoor varnish finish. Solvent based, but as varnish go, then it is really good. I was expecting some sexy potent oil product to apply, having spent 4 days scrubbing, prepping and cleaning the 4 chairs, a round table and 3 seater bench. So 2.5 litres was sufficient for 3 coats. The finish was good and application easy enough. I expect this product to start crack and peel within 1-2 years. Which is not exactly what I had in mind. So overall I would call this a posh varnish, due to price.
David Fawkner-Corbett
08/06/13

 2.5L
Easy to apply nd gives an excellent result
It is the second time we have used this exterior wood oil. It protects the wood well and gives an attractive finish.
Leong Ng
01/05/13

 2.5L
Excellent product
Works very well on external doors and bifold doors. Surface repelled water after coating. Would recommend this product
Christopher Harwood
25/04/13

 2.5L
Very easy to apply, however takes longer to dry than four hours, this could be down to temperatures when initially applied.
A very easy product to apply which really brings out the grain in wood, as you build the layers the grain shows through even more. Recommend using rubber gloves when applying this product especially when handling painted areas as it can get quite sticky as it goes through its drying process. I have just ordered more for my new Oak Garage doors. Three coats of Wood oil seems to give a perfect finish.
Jill Saunders
11/01/13

 2.5L
Straightforward and effective
Extremely helpful advice over the phone from woodfinishesdirect, and very happy with the outcome
Carol Spencer
02/01/13

 1L
Excellent product.Does what it says on the can.
Low odour, easy to apply, used lint free cloth to apply 2nd and 3rd coats for the professional finish.
John Hirst
01/12/12

 1L
Great quality product, easy to use and fantastic finish
This was the first time I had used wood oil on exterior woodwork. I was looking for something to protect my new hardwood door which would show off the natural beauty of the wood but would not blister and peel like varnish.I followed the instructions and appplied 3 coats, the second 2 requiring much less of the oil, with a light sanding between the coats. I was delighted abd suprised with the high gloss sheen of the finish. My door looks stunning and is easily the best on the street.
Paul Larthwell
26/10/12

 2.5L
Easy to apply,nice satin finnish
was applied to exterior oak beams & struts.
Mark Stinson
04/10/12

 2.5L
Easy to use and the finish looks great
I had a large set of hard wood gates fitted last year but they were beginning to look tired. This Exterior Wood Oil makes the gates look like new again. Perfect!
Phil Rigby
21/09/12

 2.5L
My aim was to retain the natural colour of the wood. This product achieved just that
Easy to apply whilst maintaining the natural colour of the wood.
Sheila Nicholson
11/09/12

 1L
Excellent
Easy to apply even for an amateur. Pleasing not too shiny appearance giving very good end result.
Gill Downey
07/09/12

 2.5L
Arrived in double quick time, excellent service
I looked everywhere for a product that would leave my wood looking natural. This is exactly what I wanted. Easy to apply with a gorgeous soft sheen finish. I ordered more immediately!
Chris Hubbard
23/08/12

 2.5L
Excellent so far.
Application (on sawn treated exterior softwood sleepers) was easy and relatively unmessy - the recommended three coats darkened the wood slightly but not unpleasingly - grain etc showed through well. Wood appears to be well protected - cut ends in particular look like they will wear well. Coverage of the first coat was a lot less than mentioned on the tin. Subsequent coats were about in line or less.


Fiddes
2-3
coats
24m²
per litre
5 hours
dry time
 

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