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Best oil/wax for solid oak worktop?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by conny, 28 Nov 2019.

  1. conny

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    Thinking of stripping back our solid oak worktops and re-finishing with oil/wax.
    Any recommendations on which brand is best for a 'beautiful but hard wearing' finish?
     
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    Osmo Polyx oil.....reputed to be more water resistant and hard wearing than danish oil

    They do top oil for worktops although my understanding is that it is the same stuff, but Osmo rebranded it as customers though polyx was only for floors.
     
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    I was in favour of Danish Oil but then I was recommended to Treatex Hard Wax Oil for my new oak work top.

    Two coats of the oil then a third coat with the hardener mixed in. Looks good and so far ( 6 months ) so good with no damage from heat or water.
     
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    I've been using Fiddes Hard Wax Oil. Lovely to use and a great finish. I do a quick, fine sand and recoat about every 2 years.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Not exactly cheap but if they do the job worth it in the long run.
    Will have a study of the merits of them all and then let the payer, (i.e. my wife), decide which one she fancies. LOL
     
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    Osmo oil , even in rental property looked good after 4 years .
    Danish oil needs repeating every 6 months to be even close to same quality .
     
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    That little tit bit adds a bit of weight as we are in rental property. The thing is, we look after it like it was our own so the landlord wants us to stay. LOL
     
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