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post #1 of 3 Old 06-03-2020, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Danish Oil Has Gone Cloudy in Tin


Hope someone can help. I have a tin of Liberon Clear Superior Danish Oil. Opened it couple of years ago and came to use it today and it is cloudy and had started to solidify on top. It has been very very hot weather the last couple of days, wondering if that has caused the issue. Is it ok to use it?


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Liberon Superior Danish Oil has a high percentage of Tung Oil, and it sounds like it's oxidising. I use quite a lot of this product, I don't think the heat should be an issue, but it will have sped up the oxidation process.

If there has been a big air gap in your tin for a couple of years then that's enough to allow it to oxidise. Personally I would scrap the tin. But if it's not for an important project, or your oiling a very light coloured wood you may get away with it if you use really thin coats (wipe off thoroughly) and build up.

I hope that helps. Take care,


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Thanks for that Grant. I am using it on Bamboo worktops, but I had already applied 2 coats from another tin (now empty) when I discovered the cloudy batch, so will throw it away as I don't want to waste my hard work getting to the final coat.

I will buy some more.


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