How to maintain the most natural finish for your interior timber

What to use: Cabot’s Danish Oil

Why you should use it: Maintain the most natural, matt look of your interior timber doors, furniture, windows and trim with Cabot's Danish Oil. This deeply nourishing, penetrating oil provides a protective finish brings out the best in your wood grain.More coats will provide an even greater lustre.

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Depending on your project, you may also need

● Cabot's Wood Tone Putty
● Cabot's Floor Clean
● 180-grit sandpaper

Before you begin, it’s important to do that prep! Be sure to remove stains, dirt, wax, grease and oil from timber with mineral turpentine before you start anything, and get rid of any polish with a suitable polish remover. If timber has highly visible scratches, imperfections or surfaces that are severely worn, make sure you sand it down first. Any holes, cracks or gaps shouldn’t be filled until AFTER the first coat of Cabot's Danish Oil is applied.


Depending on the condition of your timber, there are several ways to get started:


Bare Interior Timber: Sand the surface smooth in the direction of the grain, using 180 - 240-grit sandpaper. Remove all traces of sanding dust.


Previously Coated Interior Timber: Remove back to bare timber using a paint stripper or sanding. Remove all traces of sanding dust.

Stir Cabot's Danish Oil thoroughly with a broad flat paddle before and during use. Do not shake the can before you begin. Using a good quality brush, roller or rag, apply in the direction of the grain.
Leave to dry for at least eight hours. Once this is done, if there are any holes, cracks or any other imperfections, now is the time to fill them with Cabot's Wood Tone Putty to ensure accurate colour matching.
For best results, lightly sand the timber to remove any grain raise, using 240-grit sandpaper. Remove all sanding dust before you proceed to the next step.

Repeat applications, making sure to sand between the second and third coat.

And you’re done! How easy was that?