Danish Oil is one of our most popular wood care products – and for good reason.
Unlike varnish, which simply coats and adheres to the surface of wood, Danish Oil is made to be absorbed into wood, protecting and penetrating the wood from the inside. As we like to put it, ‘it’s not on top, it’s inside.’
So what is Danish Oil?
Essentially, Danish Oil is a protective finishing oil that is designed to penetrate and enhance the natural look and beauty of all kinds of wood and can be used on a variety of items such as doors, cabinets, tables, chairs, window frames, toys, cribs, and any other interior wood surfaces that take your fancy. Danish Oil has been specifically formulated to penetrate deep into all types of wood, protecting it from the inside out.
Most Traditional Danish Oils (not suitable for exterior use) are modified vegetable oils, originally tung oil, with solvents added to make the oil thinner and therefore easier to apply and then combined with driers to reduce the drying time.
New generation oil finishes however, such as South African manufactured Gobelins Danish Oil are suitable for both interior and exterior use. With a linseed oil base, urethane resins are added which greatly improve water repellent qualities and resistance to watermarking. Light stabilizers help preserve the substrate by improving adhesion of the coating and colour retention. Biocides help preserve the coating by inhibiting algae and bacteria. All this combines to result in a remarkably easy-to-use product with excellent performance characteristics.
It includes UV and mildew inhibitors whilst still allowing the wood to ‘breathe’.
Here are just a few of the reasons why we love Gobelins Danish Oil for all wood items:
- Absolutely no skill is need to apply it! It’s easy to apply whether you’re a beginner or a wood enthusiast . Simply apply by hand with a cotton pad or mutton cloth, roller or brush. We recommend a combo of a brush and an old tee shirt.
- It dries really quickly.
- It does not peel, crack, chip or flake.
- You don’t have to worry about stains! Danish Oil will resist most stains from dirt, water, coffee, wine, greasy fingers and food.
- It produces an attractive natural look on all types of wood with a beautiful satin finish.
- Its food and toy-safe when dry.
The beautiful finish is simple to maintain with an easy DIY regular maintenance plan. For more on when to re-coat contact The Woodcare Guy. Remember, less is more. If the surface ever becomes sticky then you are using Danish Oil too much or too often.
It’s also good to note that if you’re looking for a product that offers all of this for your outdoor furniture and sundecks too, Gobelins also have a range of 3-in-1 Danish Deck Oil Stains available in varying wood-inspired colours.