Oils are an alternative for treating wood, which has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and now there is a whole range of oils on the market.
Let’s look at the different types of oils for treating interior wood and their characteristics.
Why Choose Oil
With the current trend in decoration with raw materials, oil is preferred since it retains the natural appearance of wood.
Indeed, with its finish oscillating between matt and slightly satin, the oil remains adhered to the wood by highlighting it.
Also, it penetrates the wood rather than remaining on the surface like a varnish. The oil, therefore, gives depth to your wood and emphasizes its grain.
Besides, at a practical level, oils allow easy local touch-ups.
Thus, it is possible to sand the most damaged areas of your floor and reapply the oil only in these areas.
Your freshly applied oil will level with the rest of your surface, unlike a varnish.
Here is a quick look at different types of wood finishing oils;
This category of oil is all the more interesting for saving time and effort.
As the name suggests, these are oils that require only one coat to achieve its optimal finish and resistance.
If you have a limited period to oil the floors, this represents a significant advantage, especially since you will save in work.
Monolayer oils are, however, thicker, to obtain more resistance in a single layer. This implies that they can be a little more challenging to work with during application.
Multilayer oils are a popular category of natural oils. They require two to three coats to achieve the optimal finish.
They also allow localized touch-ups. Multilayer oils are generally more liquid than monolayers and are therefore slightly easier to work with during application.
Also, since several layers are superimposed, they can have a slightly more satin finish, with a little more richness in terms of colors than a monolayer oil.
Teak is an exotic wood often used for making furniture. It is a very dense wood, which does not allow the stain to penetrate it and generally causes the varnishes that are applied to its surface to flake.
It is, therefore, necessary to apply a natural oil to it. And if you want to keep its original appearance as much as possible, teak oil is the ideal product.
This oil is designed specifically for teak, but it can be used on all kinds of exotic woods. It nourishes the wood and protects it while beautifying it.
Tung oil is natural oil used mainly for the speed of its drying time. It can be used indoors and outdoors, for furniture such as doors or moldings.
It is often used to restore antiques.
Linseed oil is an ancestral alternative for maintaining and protecting the wood. It is a 100% natural alternative, which has good moisture resistance properties.
However, due to its yellowish color, it tends to slightly yellow the wood.
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