I need to put a finish on about 10 Oak veneered doors at home and definitely don't want to use varnish. I had thought about a coat or two of Danish Oil but don't want to darken the wood too much, anyone have any other suggestions?
Those are some of the reasons I gave up Osmo and changed to Chestnut which comes in a proper screw-top tin, is thinner, dries off in a couple of hours and a final wax polish applied with fine wirewool gives a lustre rather than gloss finish.woodpig":1qkuqawq said:Update. I bought a litre of Osmo Door Oil and I'm pleased with the results. It does not darken the wood too much and the finish is nice. To be picky though, it's quite expensive at about £28 a litre and the tin it comes in has a plastic lid which has to be destroyed to remove once you've used the oil once. The oil is quite thick and they say not to thin it but if I was using this stuff on a regular basis I'd probably experiment with thinning it a bit to improve penetration/coverage and speed up the process a bit.
They even show off the horror in their adswoodpig":342xojv5 said:It's this tin:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Osmo-Door-Oil-H ... 273&sr=8-1
It's a difficult to open screw plastic cap which screws onto a plastic thread pushed into the top of the tin. Once opened and used the two plastic parts virtually weld together.
Very, very poor packaging. I found heating the oil in a water bath made it easier to apply.