Before you Buy — Osmo Polyx Oil Raw

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In this video Jay from Wood Finishes Direct will explain what to consider before buying Osmo Polyx Oil Raw

Hard Wax Oil FAQ

After sanding down new pine stair parts and then using Polyx Oil as per instructions the wood is now quite rough. Do you have any explanation for this please?

Because the oil penetrates the surface of the wood rather than dries on the top it will leave a very natural feel to the surface unlike varnish which will cover and dry as a far smoother surface finish. It does sound like the oil has raised the grain slightly and we do recommend denibbing the surface between coats to smooth and bring the grain back down, preparing the wood for the second coat. You can do this with a Woodleys Finishing Pad, sanding in the direction of the grain. Ultimately using a wood oil will preserve the natural texture of the wood surface.

Can you use Osmo Polyx Oil on kitchen worktops?

Osmo Polyx Oil is a hardwax oil which combines all the advantages of oils and waxes in one product. it goes on and gives the appearance of a traditional oil but offers a durability comparable to some varnishes. It is resistant to water, dirt, wine, coffee etc and is microporous, so will not crack, peel or blister. A better option could be Osmo Top Oil that is specifically formulated for kitchen worktops and is available in a range of finish types including matt and satin, natural, white, acacia and more. Osmo oils are very easy to apply, maintain and patch repair.

Before you Buy – Osmo Polyx Oil transcript. 

 Hi I’m Jay from Wood Finishes Direct, In this video I’m going to be highlighting the key things you should consider before starting a project with Osmo Polyx Oil Raw. First off, what actually is it?

Osmo Polyx Oil Raw is specially designed to retain the natural, untreated appearance of lighter coloured timbers such as Oak and Pine. It’s secret to achieving this look is the small amount of white pigment within the formulation that counteracts the darker “wet look” that occurs when using the clearer versions. It’s because of this pigment we don’t recommend use of this product on darker timbers as it can leave a milky looking finish. Osmo Polyx Oil Raw only dries to a Matt finish and requires no base coat or top coat.

Before you get started!

Let me show you a very simple test called the water test. This test will help us establish if the wood is bare or previously treated. All you need is a drop of tap water, apply a drop to the wood and leave for 30 seconds, easy right? If the water beads then you know there is an existing finish on the wood. If the water soaks in you can move straight onto application!

It’s always a great idea to start with the best canvas possible, sand your wood through the grits upto P120, with the Raw its very important to make sure you work with the grain to avoid scratch marks.

Over application isn’t uncommon with Polyx Oil but is avoidable by using the P.A.R.S.E. Method

Prepare properly – sand the wood to P120

Apply thinly – always working with the grain

Remove excess – using a microfibre cloth

Sand lightly – abrade the surface with a finishing pad

End coat – Apply and leave to dry

Nice and easy
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