Product Type: Colron in Homeware
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A little bit of oil
Colron Danish Oil
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Colron Danish Oil
Advantages: Protects wood
Disadvantages: careful- it's runny!
With the banisters and stairs newly stripped, it was time to decide what to do with the new banister and internal doors. We wanted them to blend with the existing stairs, which are over 100 years old, but didn't want to use a traditional stain.
So, having looked around the d.i.y. store and on the website, I decided on this product.
This comes in a 500ml tin with a screw off top and all the instructions, warnings, directions for use etc clearly stated.
I bought the antique pine varnish which I decided would nicely tone in with the existing woodwork.
Open the bottle and the product is a mid brown colour with a very oily(!) smell.
The liquid is quite runny so before I even started using it, I thanked my lucky stars that there were no carpets on thye floor, because I could see what was going to happen...lots of brown stains!
This product promises to:
*enhance and protect your wood over time
*give a durable, waterproof finish
* enrich the wood's natural patina
*provide protection from the inside out
* be suitable for interior and exterior wood
HOW TO USE IT
The oil can be applied over bare wood or wood which has previously been oiled, so that's handy for all those people who don't want to start stripping-wood that is.
Give the bottle a good shake- with the top on and then pour a generous amount of the oil onto a lint free cloth and wipe over the wood, rubbing it well into the grain.
If you prefer, you can apply the oil using a brush...more of that later; I tried both methods.
Leave 6 hours between coats and when you have applied the final coat, give it a rub down for a lasting sheen.
There is a very big warning that the product has a high VOC content.
As with many products like this, it is highly flammable and should be kept away from naked flames and out of the reach of children
Avoid contact with the eyes and do not swallow.
I basically think these are common sense but I suppose there is a need to write them all on the tin.
Phone Technical Services on:
Tel: 0114 2467171
Provides lots of information about the product, as well as advice on choosing the right product for your project.
Shows the range of colours available, which range from clear oil to the darkest of oils.
HOW I FOUND THE PRODUCT
As I said earlier, I had to do the internal doors (2 of them) as well as the new banisters and newel posts so I had a relatively big job on my hands.
I bought 2 x 500ml bottles of the oil at a cost of under £25 and having finished the whole job, still have half a tin left, so I don't think that was too bad.
The oil is easy to apply; I tried it using the cloth and the paint brush method and can honestly say that the cloth is the easiest and the less messy option. All you have to do is make sure that it really is workied carefully into the grain and not allowed to drip, because then you could end up with unrealistic dark brown patches or worse still, nasty drips.
When I applied it with the brush, it was much more difficult to control and I found that I had to keep brushing over the wood, so quickly gave up on that idea.
One word of warning, though; if applying using a cloth, don't do it without gloves as I did- your hands will dry hard. Nothing a bit of soap and water didn't sort out though.
The smell as I applied it was quite pleasant- a bit like a very strong olive oil, ( a bit more pungent I suppose). In no way did it completely overpower us and leave us having to open every window whilst we gasped for air, nor did it make me "high".
I was working with bare wood, and as stated, wanted to get a 100 year old pine stain.
After 3 coats and lots of rubbing, I achieved this and have now got some lovely antique looking doors and an aged looking banister, even though I didn't leave the suggested 6 hours between coats. The wood does look slightly darker after each coat and I believe it's probably up to you as to how many coats you apply, depending on the required finish; if you were to want it alot darker, though, rather than keep applying coats of the same varnish, i would be tenpted to buy a darker varnish.
To conclude, then, this is an easy to apply product and one which gave me the desired finished result, which is all we can ask for from a product.
Thanks for reading...off to the next project.
Summary: Nice natural wood protector