#osmo and #wax on #americanwhiteoak #oak #finish #waxpaste = #shinyshiny #dowoodworking
Osmo and then wax??
@mattytwy yes mate. I tend to sand initially to 240g or 320g before oiling, then apply 2 or 3 thin coats with a rag. I used liberon black bison wax natural on this. It says on the tin to apply the wax and wait for 20 mins before wiping off and buffing, but I find this is too long as the wax seems to have gone too hard by this point. I'd say remove and buff the wax after 5 mins max, 2 coats of wax. I buff the wax with a buffing brush then using stockinet and then white t-shirt material. I don't wax kitchen work tops or similar though as its no good around heat etc.
@mattytwy I think the wax works great with oak especially ,as it fills the open grain and levels it out nicely, also you can adjust the sheen level using different grades of steel wool after buffing.
Yep, I always used to oil and wax stripped doors as you can adjust the sheen with the buffing of the wax. I like lint free cotton for the wax like a bed sheet. I try not to use steel wool anymore as i don't like the breakage debris in my finish. Love the way this has turned out though... Is it for Fran??
@mattytwy 👍. Yes this is the top of Frans desk that I posted the other day.