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Wood Oil:  An Ideal Finishing Product

28 October 2022

Oil has no equal in its ability to enhance wood while emphasizing its raw appearance and authentic character.   However, if this product is particularly interesting to protect furniture, floors or woodwork, all finishing oils available on the market are not equal in terms of quality.  See the advantages of choosing a LIGNA® brand product for your interior and exterior projects.

L’huile pour bois: un produit de finition tout indiqué!
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Wood is a living material that requires a minimum of maintenance to preserve its beautiful appearance.  Compared to other covering protection products, the oil enhances the grain and shine of the wood by penetrating it deeply and nourishing it.

Among the characteristics of the LIGNA® range of finishing oils, it is its ease of application that attracts attention: for professionals as well as for individuals, this step is accessible to all.  Maintenance is just as simple.  The refresh rate depends on the surface to be oiled as well as the use made of it.

When compared to traditional oils, which require the application of two coats, LIGNA® oils reveal equivalent resistance, but only require one coat (except in certain contexts).  Having at heart the health of the planet and the people who live on it, the brand manufactures ecological oils based on resins and renewable vegetable oils containing little or no solvent.

The LIGNA® range includes oils for different uses, including BIO-SUPRA oil, which is used for kitchen surfaces.  This oil can safely be applied to surfaces that come into contact with food.

For an exterior project, we will rather choose EXTERIA or HYBRI-DECK oils, which have increased resistance to UV rays and weathering.

Oil or Varnish:   What is the difference?

L’huile pour bois: un produit de finition tout indiqué!

Your choice between these two finishing products depends on the use you plan to make of your wooden surfaces.  You should know that the varnish covers the wood to protect it.  There must be three coats of varnish as well as sanding between the coats.  It resists stains well, but is more vulnerable to scratches.

In case of damage, it is necessary to sand the damaged surface, then reapply a coat of the varnish.  The oil, rather than being superimposed on the material, penetrates the wood, which acts like a sponge.  It colours, seals, and protects it, and in most cases, only one coat is required.  In addition, the oil offers the possibility of repairing the surface if it is damaged:  a small local touch-up, and you’re done!


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