Looking for a product that will protect your wood? Looking for a non-slip matt finish for your wood? Looking for a product ideal for wood floors or furniture? Hoping to get that perfect finish on your wood furniture? Looking for natural oils for wood?
Devon Wood oil is the answer for you and is used by the Royal Household.
We have been making our Devon Wood Oil since the early 1990s. This product is unlike any of the commercial wood oils from the nationally known companies because we use more expensive raw materials chosen for their eco credentials, in particular, we use pure turpentine from the turpentine tree instead of petroleum solvents. We also add an ultra-violet filter which is not found in many proprietary brands. Devon Wood Oil is particularly good for furniture, doors and floors. When using on bare, previously untreated wood simply apply 1 generous coat, leave for 10 minutes to soak in and then wipe off any excess with a dry cloth.
Devon Wood Oil brings wood to life!
Benefits as standard
- UV Protection
- All natural ingredients
- Long lasting
- Use indoors or outdoors
- Lifts and brings out the natural colour of your wood
- Safe to use on antiques
- Easy to use
- Pleasant smell due to all natural ingredients
- Cheaper than many other similar products without compromising quality.
- Unpainted wood flooring
- Unpainted wood furniture
- Unpainted wood surfaces
How to use Devon Wood Oil
There are many uses for wood oil and lots of different requirements, for example, a piece of fine furniture will need a different approach to an old wooden floor, untreated wood or previously treated wood. But mostly it is about suitable preparation. That may seem obvious but surprisingly some people still think a superior finish can come straight from a can, this is only true if the work is prepared. Here we will do some case studies to get you on the right lines.
- New or old bare untreated woods we may be looking at furniture, doors etc. Step 1 is to fine sand or fine steel wool to obtain the smoothest surface that you can practically produce. Then the oil will do it’s magic. Apply a generous brush coat and allow a few minutes for the wood to take it up. Then take a dry cotton cloth (an old t-shirt or tea cloth will do) and wipe off any excess. Leave to dry. Inspect when dry and if the finish is what you require then that is it, but if you need a higher sheen then gently smooth the surface with 0000 grade steel wool, dust off and wipe over with a VERY small amount of oil, as if you are polishing the furniture. In both cases, unless the item is subjected to a great deal of wear then nothing else needs to be done.
- Next, items as above but previously varnished, waxed or factory finished. Remove as much coating as possible taking back to plain wood and go back to 1). Bear in mind that you may not have as much oil uptake as with completely untreated wood as you may have some old product in the wood blocking it, but the result will be much the same.
- Floors, again the 2 categories. Firstly the completely untreated. It may need some sanding but it is not usually required to the same level as furniture. But for previously treated floors it is important to vigorously remove old finishes. The trick when applying is to work in strips (obviously working back to a door) but only do a strip you can overreach, then wait for the sinkage and after 10 mins if there is any “ponding” wipe off excess and do the next strip. You don’t want to get to the door and see an oil puddle 10 feet away. Floors will usually only need one good coat.
There are so many different oiling situations but if you bear in mind the principle of oiling, that is, oil is “in” the wood not “on” the wood, you won’t go far wrong. One of the great advantages of oiling floors is that any future wear or damage only requires a little oil rubbed into the affected area. Our wood oil is heat resistant, water resistant and household spills resistant, including vinegar, wine, coffee and much more.