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Tried & True Wood Finish - Oil Tried and True Danish Quart


Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Premium oil finishes from 19th century recipes that are 100% solids and solvent free. This unique finish is even safe for cutting boards, toys, and...

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Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Premium oil finishes from 19th century recipes that are 100% solids and solvent free. This unique finish is even safe for cutting boards, toys, and children's furniture. It complies with the FDA regulations (FDA 21 Sec. 175.300) as "safe for food contact surfaces". We've tried this in our shop and are very impressed with both the ease of application and quality of finish.Danish Oil is pure, moderately polymerized linseed oil. This penetrating oil produces a beautiful satin sheen. Apply to kitchenware, cabinets, or your interior woodwork for an easy and economical finish.

  • Danish Oil is a good choice for any wood work where you want a satin finish
  • Designed for use on cabinets, paneling, and furniture
  • Use on kitchenware, cutting boards, and children's furniture, since it is food safe and non-toxic
  • The coverage is 600 sq. ft./gallon, very economical
  • Two or three coats is typical for most applications

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4.38 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Ideal finish

    I've been searching for an ideal finish for years and this is the closest I've come to it. Whereas other oils finishes require flooding the surface and wiping off most of the oil, which is extremely wasteful, this oil is applied sparingly and is therefore economical. Little percolation up from wood pores after wiping also makes it easier to apply than other oils. Remarkably, this product stays fresh in the can after it has been opened, unlike other oils that harden or become unusable. Best of all: it's nontoxic and has no petroleum distillates. Luster builds slowly so 5-6 coats may be needed for a nice sheen.

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Linseed (Danish) Oil

    Wear Gloves. Apply With Rag. Wipe Excess Off. Allow to Dry. Apply Second Coat.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice results, I like it

    I have seen mixed reviews about this product. Bottom line, I like the results a lot. They stress on the can, on their website, everywhere- THIN COATS! OK. I applied it like paste wax. And it worked very well. Penetration was very good. Depth and color were very good. Two thin coats gave me all of the depth and results I expect from an oil finish. Drying time, for an oil finish was good. Oak has caused me problems with standard oil finishes, and this is superior. Yup, it's expensive compared to the usual linseed oil. I did use very little of it, compared to standard "boiled linseed oil" or straight tung oil. I will probably change over from standard "boiled linseed oil" products

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    fantastic product.

    This is a fantastic product. Follow the directions and you will not be disappointed. I really like the fact that their is nothing toxic in these finishes. i can work in the basement and not have to worry about the odor of the finish in the house. it truly is a great product.

  5. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Soaks in almost too well...

    I used this Tried and True on the inside of a gourd art project. Sealed nicely but soaked through to the outside shell making it hard to stain or paint. Project turned out okay and has a good seal but need to make some adjustments.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    great product!

    We used this oil on some black walnut wood that we're using as accent wood ledges in our kitchen. In just one coat it transformed the wood, deepening it's rich color, bringing out the grain, and pretty much blowing our minds! Love it!! And it didn't smell bad or for very long. By the evening we almost didn't notice it and by the next day, no smell at all. People are commenting on how it looks regularly! Thanks!

  7. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    i would buy this product again

    used this product on a console and table. easily applied and dries just a quickly as some lead-based products.

  8. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Realy liked it

    Really like the way it works into the wood. They tell you to use very thin coats and they aren't kidding. I found it helps to slightly warm the oil before applying.

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