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    Default Best oil for new outdoor furniture

    I have just purchased a new outdoor dining setting from Harvey Norman. They sell a protective outdoor oil, but I have been told what ever I start with putting on it I should continue to use for the years to come. It says on HN site it is Karri Gum. It has a Jarrah colour which I want it to keep. It will be under polycarbonate roofing facing east north east.
    HN sell a furniture oil, but it seems to me that they didn't sell it a couple of years ago and if that's the case, the one they sell at present could be discontinued in the future.
    I have posted a photo of the outdoor setting and photos of the oil HV sell

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    It’s got red pigment in it so it will probably change the colour of your furniture. Maybe your furniture is not the true wood colour if that oil has been used in the first place?

    I use Organoil Outdoor Furniture Oil Natural on my outdoor setting, which is also under polycarbonate covering. I oil it maybe once a year (place some water droplets on the surface - if it sinks in, it needs doing, if it just sits there it doesn’t need doing).
    It works really well and keeps the colour of the timber, maybe slightly darkening it.. My table is Merbau and Jarrah and the chairs Jarrah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lappa View Post
    Itís got red pigment in it so it will probably change the colour of your furniture. Maybe your furniture is not the true wood colour if that oil has been used in the first place?

    I use Organoil Outdoor Furniture Oil Natural on my outdoor setting, which is also under polycarbonate covering. I oil it maybe once a year (place some water droplets on the surface - if it sinks in, it needs doing, if it just sits there it doesnít need doing).
    It works really well and keeps the colour of the timber, maybe slightly darkening it.. My table is Merbau and Jarrah and the chairs Jarrah
    I think it would have some type of colour in the oil. I don't know what the natural colour of Karri Gum is? If I put a natural colour oil on it would it fade the colour it is now?

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    Karri varies in colour. Hereís s link.

    Karri | WoodSolutions

    Check other timber sites to see the range in colours. Bunnings has it as decking and have some pictures.

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    Cutek oil is great, it seems to penetrate deeply and you don’t get a surface build up

    I would be looking at a product other than what HN is selling, you don’t really know what you are getting from them

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    I had finally decided on Colourguard Jarrah Oil, when I got it home and looked at it it is waterbased. I think that means that water/beer/wine or greasy sausage from kids fingers will soak in ( not what I want to happen) I looked up the Cutek and we don't have a supplier here in regional Victoria. Closest supplier is 60km away.
    As we live in regional Victoria I went and had a look at Bunnings. They have Feast Watson that IS oil based and a cabots that is water based. What are your thoughts?

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    Personally, i’d use the oil based.

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    I've never found oils to be either an attractive or hard wearing finish in the long term. I use Sikkens Cetol Deck which is described as:

    "A highly water repellent, weather resistant, high build transparent coating for exterior timber decks and handrails."

    I've used it for over ten years on both decks and outdoor cane and wooden furniture. In terms of changing the colour of your furniture, yes it contains a pigment that adds a brown/orange hue to the finished product. I have never found this unattractive. Like any other finish the more often you recoat, the longer it will last however in the circumstances you've described 2 - 3 years would not be an unrealistic expectation.

    The only disadvantages are that it is expensive, and being oil based, brushes need to be washed out in turps (or thrown away).

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    I put water based (Oil?) on the deck on the advice of the store paint guy. Huge mistake as it looks like . Has so much pigment in it you cant see the wood at all. Next time round I will have to sand it back and start again. Any of the outdoor oil based furniture oils will be fine for your needs. The less pigment the better.
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    John

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    I use decking oil. The main issue with outdoor settings and decks is dirt/dust. So give it a wash down with Handy Andy. Let it dry then apply your product every year. You could also use Penetrol from floodaustralia.net as you're not leaving it in the UV and rain.

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