Rated 3 out of 5Â by Rocko Too Dark for me - Not "NATURAL
I've given an everage 3 stars as this product is probably fine for others but just not me because of the colour.
I spent two weeks sanding off a dark varnish off of our handrail and banisters (including all the bloody spindles) and got this because I expected it to give me a "natural" finish as it says on the bottle. Stupidly I coated a fair bit of the banister expecting it to tone down once it dried.....it didn't. I now have half a banister looking very similar to what I started with two weeks ago and now have more sanding to look forward to.
Yes this is partly my fault but the bottle saying Natural was misleading. I have since found out that many Danish Oils can be blends of oil, varnish , resins and driers, I wish I had known this before...Just thought you should know so know one else suffers the sanding trauma I have to revisit.
8 Oct 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Spenser Easy to use - looks great
I've never used Danish Oil before but it was recommended by the manufacturers of my (solid beech) worktops... and by a lot of other kitchen experts it seems. It's more like a varnish than an oil but MUCH easier to get a great finish. You can apply it with a rag but I used a good quality brush which worked extremely well and (I felt) was probably more economical than rags. I used 3 coats as recommended (2 on day 1 - and the third on day 2). The final coat needs 24 hours before use - it looks absolutely fabulous.
When you apply the first coat it seems you are going to use a LOT of product (especially on end-grain where it disappears instantly) but the second coat is much more economical and the third can be really thin. 500ml did a full 3 metre worktop (less a sink cutout). I treated both sides. Very pleased with the result. The product REALLY penetrates the wood and should give an extremely lasting finish. Water droplets just sit there.
Would recommend and will use again.
12 Aug 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CharlieG Refined Oil
Not much to say about this, goes on easy and looks great. Mixed it with a little stain as it is very light when used on light wood. Nice finish
18 Jul 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DMLesh Good quality Danish Oil
Purchased Oak Veneer interior doors which we wanted to treat without altering the colour too much. This oil does a good job, applies well using a cloth (a little goes a long way) and provides a gentle sheen whilst slightly darkening the veneer. Overall a good product and will be using again.
1 Jul 2014