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    Default Organ Oil for Outdoor Furniture

    I recently used this product on some of my work . Four weeks passed and i went into the garage and to my surprise the jarrah piece i used it on looked terrible ... Now i also used it on some jarrah outdoor seats that i made for a customer , so i'm now stressing .. Can someone let me know what results they have had with this product and whats the best application?
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    Like any oil it takes multiple applications over time.

    I coat using a spray bottle ($2 shop) let it sit for 15 - 20 mins then rub off.
    I do this 2 or 3 times on the first day.

    a week or so later I give it another coat

    then when ever it starts to look 'dusty', meaning it starts to lose the deep colour. This works out to be every 8 months or so depending on the weather and if the piece is fully exposed or under a veranda.

    This could be completely wrong but it has worked so far
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    Default A wise fella once told me

    If you are considering oil to finish timber the rule of thumb is:

    Once a day for a week
    Once a week for a month
    Once a month for a year
    Once a year for five years

    then sand back and refinish

    I still can't work out if he was trying to encourage or discourage me though

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    is the oil you have used clear or tinted?
    if you always do as you have always done, you will always get what you have always got

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    Sean, do a forum search on organoil. There's been a fair bit of discussion on the problems with pure oil finishes. You'll have a lot of trouble getting a finish that looks good / brings out timber / jarrah beauty with orgainoil, IMHO.

    Richard

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    Bris ben know that one . The can says one coat once a year so i thought great product . I have used linseed oil many times and although not the best product really, it does last well on jarrah . I'm after some product thats easy to use on jarrah as i'm now making a few jarrah outdoor tables . Oil preferred as i'm useless with poly finishes . Honestly i think this Organoil is carp , smells good though .

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