Wood Oil Kit
The complete kit when it comes to oiling and restoring all items of oiled wood.
- Works on all types of wood
- Can be used to oil new wood, or restore older wood
- Contains our premium Danish Oil
- Includes Wood Cleaner, Sanding Pads, Brushes, Cloths and more
- Everything you need to restore oiled wood
About Wood Oil Kit
The Wood Oil kit can be used to both restore and maintain all wooden surfaces or used to oil a newly made piece of wood for the first time. We have selected Danish Oil as our preferred type of oil for the kit as we believe it is the easiest to use and one of the hardest wearing wood oils available. It will soak into the wood and enhance the natural beauty of the timber and bring out the grain and colour in the wood.
The kit can be used on any type of wood (oak, beech, walnut etc) and can be used on wood made into any item (furniture, worktops, doors etc).
Wood Oil Kit is Suitable For
The Wood Oil Kit can be used on any indoor or outdoor item of wood.
- Windows and doors
- Untreated, Unfinished and Bare Wood
- Indoor wood
- Hardwood and softwood
- Turned Wood
- Exterior wood
Wood Oil Kits Coverage and Shelf Life
The Wood Oil Kit contains enough product to clean and oil about 5m2 of wood. This is about a large dining room table in size with eight chairs.
Wood Oil Kit Contents
- 250ml Wood Cleaner
- 250ml Danish Oil
- 3 x Sanding Pads
- 2 x de-nibbing Pads
- Foam Brushes Pack
- Lint Free Cloth Pack
Wood Oil Kit Instructions
This kit is designed to give any wooden surface an oiled finish, even if your wood is not currently oiled, but you will need to make sure the old finish has been removed before applying the new oil finish with the kit.
If the wood is new, or in good condition, the surface can simply be cleaned and the oil applied. However, if the wood is old and worn you can use the below instructions to return it to new condition.
Step 1 – Preparation
We recommend giving the wood a good clean using the Wood Cleaner to start. This can be done in conjunction with the medium sanding pad. This cleaning action will remove old oil, any silicone polishes, dirt, grease, and grime from the wood.
Once the surface has been cleaned, leave the wood to dry. Then use another medium sanding pad and sand the surface of the wood (we are sanding it dry this time). This will further remove any previous oil coatings on the wood’s surface. If the previous coatings of oil are quite heavy/thick, then you may need to use more Sanding Pads to fully remove the oil.
As the original oil is removed/reduced, the wood will begin to appear a lighter colour. You should then sand the surface using the fine sanding pad; this will help make the wood feel nice and smooth.
When the surface is reasonably even in colour and touch (it should feel smooth and look lighter), you can move on to step two. First, wipe the surface down with a damp cloth to remove any dust.
Optional Step – Staining
Once the wood has been completely prepared, you have the option to stain it. Stains are not included in this kit, but if you wanted to change, or adjust the colour of the wood, now is the time to do it using our Wood Stain.
Step 2 – Applying the Oil
Shake the Danish Oil well, before use. If you are unsure of the finish, test it on spare wood, or an unseen area first.
Apply the Danish Oil liberally with a Foam Brush and wipe onto the surface following the direction of the grain, spreading the oil to leave a thin, even coat. Leave to penetrate for two to three minutes and wipe away any excess oil with the Lint Free Cloth.
Leave to dry for four to six hours.
Using a de-nibbing pad lightly sand the surface to remove any imperfections in the finish. This will help create a smoother finish.
Two more coats should be applied after the first, leaving the full four to six hours drying time between each coat to ensure the previous application has completely dried before applying the next.
Once the last coat of Danish Oil has dried, go over the wood one last time with the de-nibbing pad for a lovely smooth surface.
Optional – Polished Finish
If you want to give the wood a polished, high shine look, you can polish the wood using our Beeswax Polish.
With three coats of Danish Oil, all wooden surfaces should have a lovely, natural satin sheen and water should bead up on the surface. These signs indicate the wood has been properly treated.
We recommend that each year you should re-apply Danish Oil to maintain this protection. However, if prior to a year the finish becomes duller, or water stops beading on the surface, these are indicators the wood needs to be re-oiled.
To re-oil the wood, sand the surface using the fine pad and apply oil in the same way as above.
Whenever the wood starts to look dirty, or the finish smeared, clean it using the Wood Cleaner. Avoid using spray-on polishes as they will create a silicone film on the surface of the wood that, in time, will cause it to streak and smear.
Wood Oil Kit FAQ
Q. Will this change the colour of my wood?
Q. Why does the kit include Danish Oil and not one of your other wood oils?
A. We chose Danish Oil as it is an all-round oil that works great on all wooden surfaces. It provides great protection from wear & tear, high water repellence, and really enhances the natural look and feel of the wood.
We do have a full range of other Wood Oils for anyone interested.
Q. Will it work if my wood is not currently oiled?
A. Yes. The kit has been designed to work on all different types of wood finishes. In the preparation stage you will remove the current finish from the wood, allowing the wood to then be oiled.
Q. Does it work on Garden Furniture?
A. It will, however we have a specialist kit just for this - Garden Furniture Restoration Kit
Q. Can I use it to oil my kitchen worktops?
A. Yes you can, however we have another kits that also includes Danish Oil designed specifically for kitchen worktops and benches - Worktop Maintenance Kit.