Oils – save money in the long run & achieve beautiful woodworking results

Using the right oil to protect and nourish the wood surfaces in your home won't only make them look beautiful, but will result in a hard-wearing effect that will increase their longevity.


For example, a kitchen table showing signs of wear and tear; recently-bought new wooden furniture; and woodwork in the bathroom. A finishing oil is ideal for these types of applications and brings woodwork back to life, either to finish or refinish surfaces, and to build up a lasting and water-resistant finish. A finishing oil such as one in the Liberon range includes both hard-wearing oils and resins. A decent resin content enables protection not only against water, but also heat and alcohol.


As for doors, skirting boards, other kitchen surfaces and wooden garden furniture, a good quality Danish oil is ideal here. This type of oil achieves a superior satin gloss sheen, while also feeding, protecting and adding long life to both hard- or softwoods. The Danish oil in Liberon's range contains added UV filters to help protect against sunlight, which also makes it great for protecting exposed exterior surfaces. Ideally, you want a resin content that makes it resistant to water, alcohol, heat and food acid.


Finally, for wood surfaces in the home most often in contact with food, such as chopping boards, salad bowls and wooden kitchen work surfaces, you need a premium, natural Tung oil with no additives in order to seal and preserve the wood. Liberon's pure Tung oil is hard-wearing and provides a long-lasting matt finish. You can also use this externally on oak to help prevent black spots.

Having these three oils in your DIY toolkit ensures you'll have pretty much all your interior woodwork protection covered. So get oiling, and enjoy beautiful results.

For further information on Liberon and the company’s extensive range of woodcare products, see www.liberon.co.uk.