What can I use to seal wooden skirting boards?

Wooden skirting boards have traditionally been sealed with a wood paint or wood varnish such as Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish to protect against knocks, scuffs, dust and dirt. An alternative to using a wood paint or varnish is to use a wood oil. Wood oils provide excellent protection whilst enhancing the natural wood grain and character of the wood. Wood oils such as Osmo Polyx Oil are quick and easy to apply and are very easy to patch repair if an area of skirtingboard becomes worn, scuffed or lightly scratched.