Walrus Oil Cabin Walls & Hardwood Floors is a durable tung oil finish designed for interior hardwood floors, wall panelling and outdoor furniture.
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Want a non-toxic oil finish for your next architectural project? Whether you are fixing up the old cabin, building a new house or refinishing old wooden surfaces. You don’t want to have to deal with toxins or dangerous fumes when applying or living with the interior finishes.
Walrus Oil Cabin Walls & Hardwood Floors is a commercial grade, completely natural, penetrating oil finish that seeps deeper into the surface adding more depth and protection to your cabin’s wooden surfaces. The scientific makeup of tung oil and perilla seed oil, makes it a natural option for hardwood floors, interior walls and beams. It's also effective at sealing outdoor timber furniture.
Walrus Oil Cabin Walls & Hardwood Floors is incredibly safe to use there are no dyes or added dryers, it is a 100% natural, VOC-free, plant-based product that will cure to a matte/satin finish. With several coats it leaves a thin hard film on the surface with a slight sheen.
Like all Walrus Oil products, Walrus Oil Cabin Walls & Hardwood Floors is toxin free and incredibly safe to use. Whether you’re fixing up a small cabin, building a tiny house, finishing the kid’s playroom floor or refinishing an old caravan where wood surfaces are used throughout, there is no need to worry about dangerous fumes when applying or living with this finish. There are no dyes or added dryers, it's 100% natural, VOC-free, and completely plant-based.
Easy to apply
The next best thing about Walrus Oil Hardwood Floors & Cabin Walls is that it is very easy to apply. Simply apply a thin layer to your workpiece until the entire surface is covered, wipe away any excess oil. Allow to dry for approximately 24 hours. Apply multiple coats until your desired look is achieved. Walrus Oil Cabin Walls & Hardwood Floors coverage is approximately 14 square metres per litre.
Walrus Oil Furniture Finish is Earth friendly. The product range is 100% free of toxins and synthetic chemicals. Old mother Earth will thank you.
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Walrus Oil produce a range of products from wood finishes to leather care to lip balm. Walrus Oil has been built from a love of nature and a commitment to making clean and safe products that are good for you and good for the environment.
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Walrus Oil Cabin Walls & Hardwood Floors is toxin free and incredibly safe to use. Whether you’re fixing up a small cabin, building a tiny house, finishing the kid’s playroom or refinishing an old caravan where wood surfaces are used throughout, there is no need to worry about toxins or dangerous fumes when applying this finish. There are no dyes or added dryers, it's 100% natural, VOC-free, and completely plant-based. Rest easy knowing that no one in your family is being exposed to any toxic chemicals.
Easy to apply
The next best thing about Walrus Oil Hardwood Floors & Cabin Walls is that it is very easy to apply. Simply apply a thin layer to your workpiece until the entire surface is covered. Allow to dry for approximately 24 hours. Apply multiple coats until your desired look is achieved. A light sand may be necessary between coats if there is any raised grain. Walrus Oil Cabin Walls & Hardwood Floors coverage is approximately 14 square metres per litre. Refer to our “How to Apply” tab for further information.
Durable matt/satin finish
Walrus Oil Hardwood Floors & Cabin Walls contains tung oil. Tung oil is a natural oil product that is perfect for finishing wooden surfaces. Tung Oil works by penetrating the surface of timber and filling the cell structure of the material. It then hardens to produce a very durable finish that enhances the natural beauty of the wood.
Perfect for new builds and restoration projects
Walrus Oil Hardwood Floors & Cabin Walls is perfect for use on hardwood floors, cabinets, interior hardwood walls, ceiling beams, Adirondack chairs, outdoor timber tables and more.
For best results with outdoor use, we recommend using it on decks and furniture under covered porches that receives minimal contact with UV and rain. Only use on clean unfinished wood and reapply as needed. If used on outdoor projects that receives direct UV and water contact regularly, apply at least 2 coats initially and reapply as needed.
Walrus Oil Hardwood Floors & Cabin Wall comes in an easy-to-use resealable bottle. Keep a bottle handy until you are ready to freshen up your wooden surfaces again or make repairs.
- Tung oil
- Perilla seed oil
- Lime extract
The word on oil finishes
We have all heard about oil finishes for wood. But why are they great, and how do you apply them?
Here is a short guide on oil finishes. Covering why they are a great choice of finish, how to apply, maintain and repair. This document is written primarily for furniture and other smaller wooden objects. However, a similar approach may be used to deal with floors and walls - enjoy!
The difference between an oil and lacquer finish
There is a fundamental difference between an oil finish and a lacquer finish. Oil finishes penetrate the structure of the wood and harden below and within the surface. Whereas lacquer type finishes harden on the surface of your wooden object.
The advantages of an oil finish
Oil finishes are non-toxic. Oil finishes, particularly Walrus Oil products, are made from natural, non-toxic products such as tung oil. Tung oil is a perfect finish for wooden products. It penetrates the surface of the wood and dries hard within the timbers cell structure creating a durable and water-resistant sealing finish.
Oil finishes are easy to apply. All you really need are rags and some protective gloves. If you really want to enhance your finish, consider using 0000 steel wool as well, more on that below.
Enhanced finish. When you buff an oiled wooden surface, you are buffing the surface of the wood itself. This means the natural colour and features of the wood will be enhanced.
Oil finishes are easy to repair. Wear and tear are a part of life. If you damage an oiled wooden object, all you really need to do is sand and re-oil that small part of the object. At first you may see the “repaired” area, yet in time it will fade and become indistinguishable from the rest of the finish. You can also use wax to blend, conceal and repair wear and tear when it occurs.
Easy to maintain. Maintaining an oiled wooden object is relatively easy. Periodically you can give the piece a light sand and re-oil. Maybe every other year depending on the amount of use. Maintain the finish also by applying a coat of wax. Watch your wooden table glow as it ages.
How to apply an oil finish
The best thing about oil finishes is that they are very easy to apply.
Step 1 Sanding. Make sure your wooden object is sanded. To achieve a flat, smooth finish, sand your piece to a minimum of 180 grit. Make sure the piece is free of dust before you apply any finish. Floor surfaces may be sanded to a lower grit of 100.
Step 2 Oiling. Shake the bottle of oil well before applying. Using a rag, brush or roller, apply a coat of the oil and allow to rest for up to ten minutes. Wipe off any excess before the oil becomes too tacky. If the room temperature is very warm, consider reducing the resting time. You do not want any dried oil dribbles on your piece. Allow the piece to cure for up to 24 hours.
Step 3 Re-oiling. Once cured you can apply a second coat of oil. First run you hand over the piece, does it feel slightly rough? Any roughness is a result of the grain being raised. Oil has been absorbed by the fibres of wood and expanded creating a rough feel to the surface. This is easy to deal with. Using the same grit sandpaper that you finished the piece with, or a grade higher, give the surface a light sand until smooth. Remove any dust and reoil again as above in Step 2.
You can oil the surface of your piece as many times as you like, or until you reach the gloss level you desire. To speed up this process you can use Super Fine 0000 steel wool to apply the oil. By using steel wool to apply the oil, you are burnishing the surface of the wood as you go. This process will help you create a super smooth and flat finish to die for. Read more about using 0000 steel wool below.
Step 4. Waxing. Once you have applied the final coat of oil, leave it to cure for at least 24 hours. Then you can apply a coat of protective wax. Wax can be applied using a clean rag or 0000 steel wool. The key to applying wax is to apply SPARINGLY. Don’t be tempted to whack on a thick heavy coat, that will make the piece look greasy and will kill the natural tone.
Add a small amount of wax to your rag or steel wool. Apply to the surface in a tight circular pattern. Work all over the surface, add more wax sparingly as you proceed. Once you have waxed the whole surface, allow to dry for an hour or so and then buff using a clean fresh rag or buffing pad. Rewax your piece periodically to maintain or repair.
Using Super Fine 0000 Steel Wool
Super Fine 0000 Steel Wool is a very versatile product, and a great way to finish wooden objects.
Applying oil. You can apply oil to your piece with steel wool. Tear off some steel wool and shape into a tight golf ball sized pad. Dip in the oil, and then using a tight circular motion, apply the oil to the surface. Work thoroughly over the whole surface. This technique is great because you are burnishing the surface as you go.
Applying wax. Using the exact technique above, you can apply wax as well. Remember though – use the wax sparingly.
Repair work. In addition to applying oils and wax, steel wool can be used to make repairs. If you have any scratches or scrapes on your wooden piece, you can use the steel wool to burnish these away. Make a golf ball sized pad, take some wax and work over the damage using a tight circular motion. The steel wool will work to cut away and reduce the visibility of the scratch.
Once you are satisfied with the improved appearance of the damage, continue to wax out around the damage more broadly. By doing this you are “feathering” away the rework, so it is less obvious. Allow to cure and then buff. If the rework is super obvious in relation to the rest of the surface, consider rewaxing the whole surface to conceal the reworked portion. In time the reworked portion will fade and blend into the overall appearance of the piece.
Disposing of used rags
It is possible for rags soaked with finishing oils to self-ignite. Here are two ways to eliminate any chance of this occurring.
Soak in water. Once you have finished oiling soak the rags in water. Then hang them out to dry before disposing of them.
Stretch out to dry. Stretch them out on the floor of your workshop or on the clothesline to dry before disposal. Do not bundle oily rags together.
For best results use by finishing products by the expiration dates recommended by the manufacturer. Store at room temperature or in a cool and dry place. Keep packages tightly sealed when not in use.