Osmo Top Oil overview
Osmo TopOil is a microporous natural hardwax-oil wood finish. This product is formulated and packaged to be ideal for using with solid wood worktops. It is extremely tough and hard wearing. Top Oil is also water repellent and dirt resistant. The finish when properly applied is resistant to many liquids including wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water. These liquids should tightly bead on the surface without leaving any marks. When spillages are spotted they should wiped clean with a cloth. See also Oak Worktops
Osmo Top Oil can be used where?
Wood Protector is a recommended base coat for woods prone to dampness to provide additional protection.
Top Oil 3068 Natural is intended as a stand-alone finish (without using Osmo Wood Protector) to ensure the wood’s light appearance is retained.
Should you wish to add colour, it is recommended to apply one of the clear TopOils (3058 or 3028) They should be applied as a top coat after application of any colour tone from Osmo Polyx®Oil Tints range.
Multi-purpose cleaners such as washing up liquids and detergents are highly detrimental to the finished surface. They are not recommended to be used as discolouration or staining may be possible.
Other household cleaning products such as vanish, bleach, baking soda etc. are likely to cause severe discolouration or staining.
Osmo Recommended Timbers
Osmo Top oil is recommended for use on Alder, Ash, Beech, Birch., Douglas Fir, Larch, Oak, Pine and Spruce. It can be used on Maple if it is applied very thinly, but they suggest carrying out a trial application before use. The same applies to European Walnut and Black American Walnut. – apply sparingly and trial application first.
Timbers that Top Oil cannot be used with include: Acacia, Bamboo, Cedar, Ebony, Green Oak, Ipe, Idigbo, Iroko, Mahogany, Merbau, Rosewood, Sapele, South American Walnut, Sycamore, teak and Wenge.
These wood species have high contents of resin and/or natural oils. It is recommended that Wood Wax Finish Extra Thin is used instead.