Oberflächen-Behandlung: Holz richtig ölen | Jonas Winkler Design
Hi! Over the last week we started to look into some woodworking basics. When talking about basics, finishing should not be missed. So today we’ll take a look at how we can finish a product like this, the simple way. Enjoy it! Over the last three years I tend to use stuff like this or old fabric to apply finish. And most of you might know that this can be really frustrating, because of fluff and general problems. Therefore I am more than happy that learned about stain pad. I comes in bigger sheets that you can easily cut to the desired size with a pair of scissors. For me a small piece like this is normally more than enough. The advantage of the stain pad is, a) that you can use it with every finish. And the even bigger advantage is that it has a really fluffy and soft texture. So no matter how and where you apply your finish, on edges or corners, it doesn’t snag or fluff. So you don’t end up with some dirt in your surface, that you would have to peal out again. We will use it now with some classic linseed oil. There are few things to consider when using linseed oil, but we get to that later, when we are at the right point. All the products that I am using today will be linked in the info box below. I am going to wear rubber gloves, because I don’t want to have oily hands! We start simple by grabbing ur stain pad and soaking it with linseed oil. And then we apply it with the grain. Not like this, but like that. I really don’t like to use thick layers. But therefore thin layers, even when it might take two or three more. We just apply it. But we have to consider that linseed oil doesn’t create a thick coat on the wood. So we don’t end up with a thick protective coat, instead the linseed oil just brings out the grain and color with minimal protection. There surely are different finished line danish oil that create a protective coat on top. But I am not really a fan of these types of finish, because I like it a lot to be able to feel the wood as wood. Linseed oil products or oil products with wax in them let you feel the nature and the wood in a pleasant way. And it doesn’t really change the color of the wood. The colors will intensify and make the grain pop – Without changing the color to a different type of brown or something,. I really like that with oil based finishes. Applying one coat of oil is super fast. When using thicker coats its really important to wipe off the excess after about 30 minutes. You may have to apply more than one coat, I like to use two or three, with a light sanding in-between coats. Because surely the grain will rise through the applied finish. Its a really simple way to finish your products with a nice looking finish. The linseed oil made the grain look very nice. But – linseed oil products can spontaneously combust! So I won’t tell you how to dispose your oil rags, please make sure what your locals laws are on it. But please make sure to think about it. Linseed oil soaked rags can start a fire without any environmental influence. That is a big hazard. Inform your self and stay safe! Dispose it the right way! Thats basically it. An oil finish is a really simple way to finish your products and we will surely look at other finishes in the future. I am a really big fan of linseed oil. I´d say, see you guys next time! Bye!