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    Walrus Oil Furniture Butter is an easy to apply, penetrating oil and wax hardwood finish for new-build furniture and restoration projects.

    Here is a question that is asked over and over - what non-toxic finish can I use on my furniture project? This was a difficult question to answer until now.

    Walrus Oil Furniture Butter is a completely natural, vegan friendly, penetrating oil and wax finish that penetrates and seals wooden surfaces, enhancing the timbers natural colours and tones. This hard wax finish also adds sheen and provides wear and moisture protection once fully cured.

    Walrus Oil Furniture Butter is ideal for all hardwood furniture projects, picture frames and more. It can be used as a standalone product or used after applying Walrus Oil Furniture Finish and before applying Walrus Oil Furniture Wax. It is toxin free and 100% food safe curing to a beautifully smooth matte/satin finish.

    Non-toxic

    Every wood finish produced by Walrus Oil is non-toxic and certified 100% food safe. Walrus Oil Furniture Butter made from Perilla seed oil, polymerizing Safflower oil, hemp seed oil, tung oil, Carnauba wax, Candelilla wax, Pine rosin, with a hint of lime for freshness. You are free to use it on wooden furniture, counter-tops, cutting boards and wooden utensils. Walrus Oil Furniture Finish is perfect for your kid’s furniture and toys.

    Easy to apply

    The next best thing about Walrus Oil Furniture Butter is that it is very easy to apply. Simply apply a thin layer to your workpiece until the entire surface is covered using a rag or 0000 steel wool. Allow to dry for 24 hours and then buff. Repeat until your desired look is achieved.

    Earth friendly

    Walrus Oil Furniture Butter is Earth friendly. The product range is 100% free of toxins and synthetic chemicals. Old mother Earth will thank you.

    No Walrus Harmed

    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.

    Use Walrus Oil on your next project.

    Non-toxic

    Every wood finish produced by Walrus Oil is non-toxic and certified 100% food safe. You are free to use it on wooden furniture, counter-tops, cutting boards and wooden utensils. Walrus Oil Furniture Finish is perfect for your kid’s furniture and toys. 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 Furniture Butter is that it is very easy to apply. Simply apply a thin layer to your workpiece until the entire surface is covered using a rag or 0000 steel wool. Allow to dry for 24 hours and then buff. Repeat until your desired look is achieved. Refer to our “How to Apply” tab for further information.

    A simple finishing system

    Walrus Oil Furniture Butter is a simple finishing system. There are not multiple products to consider, or multiple techniques. Simply sand your piece, apply the butter and repeat if necessary. Done.

    Durable matt finish

    Walrus Oil Furniture Butter assists to produces a durable finish that enhances the natural beauty of the wood. Maintain this finish by periodically re-buttering your piece.

    Lightly scented

    Your furniture projects will come up looking great with a perfectly smooth matte/satin lustre and freshness thanks to an ever so slight added hint of lime.

    Perfect for new builds and restoration projects

    Walrus Oil Furniture Wax is perfect for a broad range of wooden products. Use on tables, chairs, bookcases, coffee tables, picture frames, wooden boxes and more. Restoring a furniture piece that has been in the family for generations? Walrus Oil Furniture Butter is ideal to breathe new life into your project.

    Easily repair surfaces

    Day to day used of wooden products inevitably produces minor wear and tear. Walrus Oil Furniture Butter can be used to repair and conceal this minor damage. Refer to the “How to Apply” page for further information.

    Easily stored

    Walrus Oil Furniture Butter comes in an easy-to-use resealable can. Keep a pack handy until you are ready to freshen up your wooden surfaces again. It’s that easy.

    Ingredients

    • Perilla seed oil
    • Polymerizing Safflower oil
    • Hemp seed oil
    • Tung oil
    • Carnauba wax
    • Candelilla wax
    • Pine rosin
    • 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 - 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, preferably 240 grit. Make sure the piece is free of dust before you apply any finish.

    Step 2 Oiling. Shake the bottle of oil well before applying. Using a rag 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.

    Product Care

    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.

    New Product! $59.90 (inc GST)
    RRP: $67.50
     

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