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Hey guys. While I'm searching around i thought i'd ask. I used to use a product called OSMO Top Oil.

http://www.osmona.com/interior/Top_oil.shtml

I liked it because it didn't off gas - which makes my wife very very happy as it was a bit more of a health conscious option for a finish. However i can't find it anymore. Does anyone have suggestions to similar products. This was also great because I only needed to put 1-2 coats on my finished piece and I was done. I'm putting it on walnut currently if it helps.

pic here of the wood....
http://instagram.com/p/bXDYU9M5mk/

I thought about Danish Oil as it's got some protective properties but i feel like i might need some more protection other than simply oil.

This is for a media console but i like the matte finish and durability i got with the mentioned top oil mixture.

Any suggestions for similar products or methods would be awesome. I'm new to finishing so anything is helpful really. Thanks so much!
 

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I bet the top oil is mostly mineral oil. You might use that with paste wax. If you want to change to an oil finish, I would recommend tung oil. It is waterproof. It takes a lot of patience to apply though. The finish sometimes takes weeks to completely dry. The way to tell if it is dry enough for another coat is to briskly rub the surface with a clean cloth and see if the tung oil smell rubs off onto the rag.
 

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I picked up some danish oil from my local wood shop - was highly recommended to me from them there. I presume i might use that as a base coat and then wax it later if the danish oil isn't cutting it. * shrug *
 

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I picked up some danish oil from my local wood shop - was highly recommended to me from them there. I presume i might use that as a base coat and then wax it later if the danish oil isn't cutting it. * shrug *
If it's a "Danish Oil Finish", it's a stand alone film finish, and needs no wax.




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You'd lose the bet. No mineral oil at all. The oils and waxes listed are...
Natural waxes (carnauba and candellila wax) and vegetable oils (sunflower oil,
soy-bean oil, thistle oil), paraffin wax.










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The link didn't say what was in it and the description sounded like mineral oil. Personally I think the mineral would have been a better oil than the vegetable oil.
 
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