Maintenance Oil Application is somewhat similar to furniture wax application. But there are 2 differences: 1. Maintenance oil provides better wood protection
2. Maintenance oil should be buffed off the wood immediately after applying.
Wear gloves, have a pile of white, lint free rags, & Weatherwash Oils.
Stir can well, wax protectors settle at can's bottom must be redistributed before use.
If using multiple containers, combine into one large container first.
Use a clean rag or brush to wipe oil onto the wood's surface.
Work in approx. 12" sections or plank by plank.
Allow to sit for 3-8 minutes. The longer it sits, the paler the wood effect.
Use a 2nd, clean rag to immediately buff oil back off the wood. Remove any oil the wood doesn't absorb.
Apply up to 3 coats, each will get successively paler.
Allow to cure 24-72 hours. 24 hours before light touch, 72 before topcoat cures.
Maintenance oils do not proide enough protection for water areas in the home. Seal with Weatherwash Varnish or Polyurethane in those instances.
Product may needs to be re-applied annually, or when the color wears thin. If you do not want to do this, you can seal over the Maintenance Oil using a with Weatherwash Varnish or Polyurethane, directions below. Not suitable protection for areas near water.
SEALING OVER MAINTENANCE OIL:
Yes, you can seal overtop of the Maintenance oil products. First, apply Maintenance Oil and allow products to dry 72 hours. Then apply the Weatherwash Polyurethane or Varnish topcoat of you choice, per directions on the can.
- Apply up to 3 coats of oil to increase protection.
- The longer the white oil sits, the whiter your end result will be.
- Do not let oils dry completely, without wiping off excess.
- If it's a little too dark/light, you can buff the color down by rubbing with a clean cloth.
- Reapply annually or Allow oil to cure completely and then seal with Weatherwash hardshell topcoat.
Make sure to "wet" maintenance oil saturated rags with water before throwing away.