A superior penetrating linseed oil and natural pine resin finish that is ideal for high-quality, interior furniture, tables and countertops. It has excellent abrasion, scratch resistance and durability. Varnish Oil is commonly used by woodworking professionals for application to barewood or overtop an already-stained piece. Not for outdoor use.
100% food contact safe
100% skin contact safe
No heavy metal driers
Coverage rate: Up to 250 square feet per quart
Care & Maintenance: Use a soft shammy cloth to polish any dull areas. Clean using Murphy’s Oil Soap or other wood safe cleaners.
To repair any scratches, nicks, or water marks: Use 0000 grade steel wool to buff out as much of the affected area as possible. Then, use a lint-free cloth to apply a small amount of the Varnish Oil to the damage wood. Follow the normal recommended application directions. For watermarks— if damage is severe, sand water mark away using fine grit sand paper until it is smooth and even with the surrounding surface. Reapply the Varnish Oil to the water mark by following the normal recommended application directions. Remember to always protect the wood surface using coasters or anti-scalding devices.
Tried & True Varnish Oil is an all-purpose, 100% natural and food safe non-film forming varnish formulated using an 1800s Shaker recipe. The formula is just two ingredients: natural pine resin and linseed oil.
Made from 100% Renewable, natural, food & skin contact safe ingredients. Just linseed oil & pine resin. No need for PPE or ventilation while using. Petrochemical Free, Heavy Metal Free.
Pine resin hardens greatly as it ages, making this the most scratch resistant Tried & True product & it can be buffed to a higher sheen once the linseed oil has cured. Can be applied over penetrating oil-based stains, other natural oil finishes, and milk paint.
Perfect finish for cabinetry, flooring, tool handles, wooden doors and trim, chairs/benches, gun stocks, jewelry boxes, banisters, railings, or any other project where safety and scratch resistance are paramount.
Tried & True products have infinite reparability and will last longer than a lifetime when properly maintained. No yellow plastic flakes as they age! These are 100% solids (no fillers, no solvents) so a little bit goes a very long way.
Give it a good stir before you apply.
Apply a very thin coat across entire piece with a lint-free cloth at room temperature. A dry to wet color change in the wood should occur. A little bit of finish will go a long way! Do not use a brush.
Allow Varnish Oil to penetrate the wood for a minimum of 60 minutes.
Rub in briskly with a lint-free cloth until the surface is completely dry. Do this before you let the piece cure! Drying/curing issues will occur if this step is ignored!
Allow the piece to cure for a minimum of 24 hours.
Burnish with a soft cloth or 0000 steel wool BEFORE EVERY COAT (even the first and last). The more you rub the surface, the better the sheen will look.
Additional coats will deepen the sheen and increase protection.