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    Has anyone used either Penetrol or Marine Penetrol as a finish on bare timber. I am making some outside toys and furniture.
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    Wouldn't it smell too much? Especially for toys...

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    Maybe, but I am making a trolley and a wheelbarrow, so shouldn’t be a problem.

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    I don't know anything aboout Penetrol, I thought it was to free up frozen parts. Apologies if I am wrong. You need a finish that changes and sets once applied - may be cross-linking or other such term (UBeaut, the forums owner is the tech guru with stuff like that, I'm just a user of products)

    From my experience I think that you would be better off using a finish designed for outside/marine timber. I have used a marine finish called Deks Olje, available from marine suppliers like Whitworths Marine and find it lasts well. I have also used an outdoor furniture oil that has a colour in it, which provides UV protection.

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    That makes sense, I’ll go that way, thanks.
    Penetrol seems really good on the metal parts of tools etc. My Father in Law used it on a bare timber stair case, not sure of the timber, about 20 years ago. He reapplies it every so often and it looks fantastic and wears really well, as I have a tin in the shed, I thought I might give it a try.

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    As you say, Penetrol is excellent on metal, especially for bonding a topcoat of paint. When I was doing the steel sheets for my shed roof I also used the leftover to coat a couple of saw horses. Certainly it kept the water out of the timber, but because there is no stain in Penetrol it can't give any kind of UV protection. It may be that if some kind of (yellowish?) stain is added to it then some UV protection would result.

    The first time I used it on roofing steel was 3 years ago, and I then stacked the sheets up under a tree and covered them (sort of). The weather was still able to get at them though, but when I uncovered them last year they were still exactly as they had been. I used the Penetrol to stop the surface rust (in it tracks) and seal the rest of the surface. Absolutely brilliant for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanthorrhoeas View Post
    I don't know anything aboout Penetrol, I thought it was to free up frozen parts.
    You're thinking of Penetrene. Penetrol is a paint addative.

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    clarky,
    Google " Flood company australia" & check out their wood oil. I used it on a couple bed side tables that I built out of silky oak about 15 years ago & it was brilliant. SILKY OAK SIDE TABLES 3.jpgThought the other day that I should probably do again but I don't think they need it. pker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanthorrhoeas View Post
    I don't know anything aboout Penetrol, I thought it was to free up frozen parts. Apologies if I am wrong. You need a finish that changes and sets once applied - may be cross-linking or other such term (UBeaut, the forums owner is the tech guru with stuff like that, I'm just a user of products)

    From my experience I think that you would be better off using a finish designed for outside/marine timber. I have used a marine finish called Deks Olje, available from marine suppliers like Whitworths Marine and find it lasts well. I have also used an outdoor furniture oil that has a colour in it, which provides UV protection.
    Penetrol and Deks Olje are all made by the Flood company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pker View Post
    clarky,
    Google " Flood company australia" & check out their wood oil. I used it on a couple bed side tables that I built out of silky oak about 15 years ago & it was brilliant. SILKY OAK SIDE TABLES 3.jpgThought the other day that I should probably do again but I don't think they need it. pker
    I think it is more of an indoor finish rather than outdoor though. I have use Penetrol wood oil with great success and some of the chairs I made 20 years ago still have a good finish. Bruce Bell a well known Queensland woodturner used it on his wood turnings. Arthur (Nobby) Clark used it for his carvings on partially seasoned wood. He claimed it stopped any cracking. He was well known for his carving series "Denizons of the Deep" and passed away only this year. From memory, he used a lot of Mango timber for his carvings. Some of you may be able to tell me of other wood species he used; perhaps another one was Camphor Laurel.

    https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/ac...ged-9/3158203/

    The Flood Company makes good products. By the way, those Silky Oak side tables look real nice; great finish. The only downside to Penetrol Wood Oil is that it has to be decanted into smaller containers as it gets used or some suggest marbles added to it to prevent it from going to a jelly state. It does not like air in the container.

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    They look really good, thanks I have both the original and the Wood Oil, but I donít know the difference between the two.

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    clarky
    On the Flood website on the wood oil page there is an " ask a question" line. Also I agree with you Kidbee that Flood make top products. Of the 4 or so products I've used, they have done what they are advertised to do, which is unusual these days.
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    I used Marine Penetrol on an outdoor bbq table. The “experiment” is now pushing 3 years and no deterioration as yet.

    See post #3 in the link.

    Need a hard coat for an outside table
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