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How to properly oil wooden furniture?

How to properly oil wooden furniture

Oiling wood is a nourishing alternative to modern varnishes. It protects and beautifies wood while creating a water-resistant finish and makes the grain of the wood stand out. Whether using Linseed, Tung oil or other types of oil, you can learn how to oil woodwork in just a few easy steps.

How to oil furniture? 13 simple steps

STEP 1. Sand the wood to a smooth finish with extra fine 220-grit sandpaper.

STEP 2. Apply a liberal amount of oil directly to a small section of your wood.
(we recommend hard-wax natural oils)

STEP 3. Rub the oil into the wood with a clean, dry soft cloth. Make sure to rub the oil in the direction of the natural grain of the wood. Rub hard to work the oil well into the wood.

STEP 4. Continue this process until all the wood is covered.

STEP 5. Let the oil stay on the wood for approximately 30 minutes.

STEP 6. Remove any excess oil from the wood with a dry cloth.

STEP 7. Allow the wood to stand for at least 24 hours.

STEP 8. Pour a liberal amount of oil onto a piece of 600 to 800-grit wet-and-dry sandpaper.

STEP 9. Work the oil into the wood again using the sandpaper. This helps to push the oil deep into the pores and really starts to enhance the appearance of the wood’s natural grain.

STEP 10. Repeat this process until you’ve covered the entire surface of the wood with the oiled sandpaper.

STEP 11. Wipe off any excess oil from the wood with a dry cloth.

STEP 12. Allow to stand for another 24 hours.

STEP 13. Repeat the sandpaper finish as many times as you like, until the desired luster is achieved. Just make sure to remove any excess oil and allow the wood to dry for 24 hours between each coat.

It may take several days for the oil to cure completely.

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Oiling of wooden furniture by craftsmen – get the best results

The above tips for oiling wooden furniture are the result of years of experience of the craftsmen at SFD Furniture Design. We have spent many years learning and studying woodwork, which has allowed us to develop the most effective method of oiling furniture. If you follow all the steps, you are sure to get a satisfactory result and your furniture will take on a completely new look.

In case of any further questions about how to oil furniture –  do not hesitate to contact us.

Oiled oak furniture from SFD Furniture Design

Also, take a look at our range of oiled wooden furniture. In the SFD Furniture Design shop, you will find many types of furniture, all of which have been handmade by our craftsmen. Visit our shop and check out our range of oiled oak tables and more.

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Artur Bieńko
SFD Furniture Design

In case of any further questions do not hesitate to contact us.



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