Which Gobelins Products Can I Use On My Window Frames?

Customer Question of the day:

white window frames

“I have wooden north facing, rain exposed window frames. The white painted frames have taken a beating with some rot already.

-Does Danish Oil (and the VOC version) leave the wood waterproof?

-How good is the UV protection?

-Do they both contain tung oil?”

Below are our answers to those questions:

-Does Danish Oil (and the VOC version) leave the wood waterproof?

Yes all our Oils are water repellant, slightly different to water proof.

Water repellent allows any moisture which has penetrated into the wood to evaporate out of the wood again, whereas any water which penetrates flaking paint for example soaks right down into the wood and stays there. This is the main cause of the wood rotting , as in the case of your window frames now.

-How good is the UV protection?

All of our Oils also have the best available UV protection, and biocides to help keep mildew at bay. Our tinted Oils (deck oils) are even more UV resistant, due to the UV resistant qualities of the transparent iron oxide pigments we use.

One of the most important things to do to keep you exterior wood in good condition is to do annual maintenance, and the ease of application of Gobelins Danish & Deck Oils makes that an easy task.

-Do they both contain tung oil?

No, neither contain tung oil – although we do offer Pure Tung Oil and Tung Oil Blend, if that is what you are looking for. The difference between our Tung Oil Blend and our Danish Oils is simply that the Linseed Oil in the Danish Oil is replaced with Tung Oil.

One thought on “Which Gobelins Products Can I Use On My Window Frames?

  • Avatar
    October 7, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Hi Gary,

    Thanks for contacting us and also your question through the website.

    To answer, ​we have several options for you to use on your window frames. Both our Deck Oils and Danish Oil Original, are completely compatible with over-coating with PVA and Enamel paint. In fact it is advantageous to do that as the Oils make a very good primer for paint as they bond well onto the surface of the timber and enables the paint to bond better and last longer.

    This is a technique used widely in America with a product called ‘The Madison Formula’ in the 1900’s and if you’d like more information, there is quite a lot about it on the net.

    Please feel free to contact us should you have any further questions.

    Kind regards,
    The WoodCare Guy


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *