March 5 ‘2022
When and how to use vegetable oils?
Vegetable oils are a proven means of treating wooden surfaces. The oiled surface has the ability to breathe and preserve its warm, natural character. Due to the relatively slow drying of oils, they are able to penetrate deep and strengthen the surface. The oiling emphasizes the pattern of the material and emphasizes the natural beauty of the wood. Other, low-viscosity oils such as balsamic turpentine or orange oil are used to dilute or flavor the oils.
The latter two are not suitable on their own in their pure form for wood treatment.
Rapeseed oil penetrates deep into the surface of the wood (not deep into the core but of the surface layer), hardening and making it resistant to mechanical damage and largely resistant to water (has approximately twice the resistance of linseed oil). Rapeseed oil dries matte, without unpleasant glare. However, wood retains its natural functions.
The protective layer is elastic and darkens slightly over time. Rapeseed oil is equally suitable for treating various wooden surfaces, such as: paneling, home and garden furniture, musical instruments, wooden toys, wooden boats and even walls; for interiors – floors, stairs, furniture. Provides high protection of the wood against the weather. In its pure form, rapeseed oil is suitable for filling pores.
Rapeseed oil can be applied in many layers.