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    Check with your timber supplier as they know the...

    Check with your timber supplier as they know the history of that timber and what it is likely to do, or not.
  2. It may be worthwhile to test on an offcut first...

    It may be worthwhile to test on an offcut first as you don't want deep penetration otherwise you may be faced with delamination.
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    Sanding back would certainly fix the issue but if...

    Sanding back would certainly fix the issue but if it has improved somewhat with washing with various 'stuff" maybe continue. Have you considered diluting paint thinner? Maybe a bit more aggressive....
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    As a dancer and you say sticky then it is not the...

    As a dancer and you say sticky then it is not the actual surface coating that is sticky or tacky is it? For rock n roll we sometimes use talcum powder to slip better. If this is the case, then light...
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    If you are using it as intended, hot soup, I...

    If you are using it as intended, hot soup, I wouldn't seal it at all. Whilst Livos have a certified food safe product, I would not recommend that either. The heat would effect the coating and most...
  6. Not all hard wax coatings are the same and it...

    Not all hard wax coatings are the same and it would be best to test a small area first to make sure there is not rejection issues.
    Also, if preparing food, make sure it is a certified food safe...
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    Its definitely not pine. Lovely timber markings...

    Its definitely not pine. Lovely timber markings though. Its pretty normal for a clear oil but if you did want it lighter and would go through the trouble of sanding it again, the Kunos natural oil...
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    BLO does not dry hard unless you have drying...

    BLO does not dry hard unless you have drying agents as mentioned above so it will depend on what you want to do with it and whether your cupboard will be e.g. wiped down one day. With poly, oil based...
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    The choice of product comes down to ease of...

    The choice of product comes down to ease of maintenance most of the time. As said above, varnishes break down requiring resanding. Oiling (penetrating ones) nourish the timber and allow for ease of...
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    Wow, that looks magnificent Alex

    Wow, that looks magnificent Alex
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    Exactly as Orraloon said. With a penetrating oil,...

    Exactly as Orraloon said. With a penetrating oil, it nourishes the timber and allows for ease of rejuvenation if or when required. With any outdoor coatings, it is not so much which product to use,...
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    Hi Just in case you have no yet decided, here is...

    Hi
    Just in case you have no yet decided, here is another option for you. The video is of one of the most brilliant furniture maker and teacher. https://bit.ly/2QZz7eK
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    It is always good to try out different products....

    It is always good to try out different products. Maybe the next in line would be Livos oils??? There certainly is a difference in smell.
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    If you have not yet found a solution Mark, you...

    If you have not yet found a solution Mark, you may want to consider the Livos timber stains, especially the Kaldet transparent wood stain #270. it comes in vibrant colours and with a full ingredient...
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    Spotlight staff are great with this type of work.

    Spotlight staff are great with this type of work.
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    What is the timber that it yellows? Have you...

    What is the timber that it yellows? Have you considered using a natural penetrating oil instead? Once it becomes dry, you only need a few drops to nourish the surface again. Easy done.
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    If you sell the products you need to ensure you...

    If you sell the products you need to ensure you are aware of the coating. Orange oil can be a sensitiser to many as are oils from nuts like tung oil. Your teething rings look lovely and if there is a...
  18. If you have not yet found a solution, may I...

    If you have not yet found a solution, may I suggest, the Livos Kunos natural oil sealer comes in various stains. Not grey however one can use the white with an amount of the smoked oak (black) to...
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    Poly may be hardy and withstand the standard...

    Poly may be hardy and withstand the standard spillages but eventually the sun and weather will deteriorate the surface. Once the surface cracks, and water gets underneath the surface of the varnish,...
  20. Hi If you have not found a solution for your...

    Hi If you have not found a solution for your issue, Livos have two products that may be suitable, depending on how "white" the stain is....
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    Just came across this thread. There are various...

    Just came across this thread. There are various types of waterbased coatings, as with any types of coating systems. Some better than others. As there are some months from the original post to now,...
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    This resinates with me...my daughter rescued a...

    This resinates with me...my daughter rescued a heavily vanished solid hardwood table. I don't think she expected it to be so heavy, but I sanded most of the varnish back and oiled parts with white...
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    Maybe buff in the last coat of oil with a...

    Maybe buff in the last coat of oil with a polishing pad under the orbital. This applies the oil thinly and fattens the was crystals in the oil giving it a better sheen level.
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    Have a look at the link below, it ma give you a...

    Have a look at the link below, it ma give you a different perspective on application. This was how Neil Scobie (rip) used the oil.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PIXQj9BQCY
    Some do thin the...
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    Wow, someone is going to be more than thrilled...

    Wow, someone is going to be more than thrilled with such a beautiful table. The weekend at Sturt was great.

    Just a comment re the price and comparison with other products. It is always good...
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    If using Tung Oil on food prep items and are for...

    If using Tung Oil on food prep items and are for sale, remember that it is derived from nuts and may have issues with those that are sensitive to nuts....which one does not always know of.
  27. Always best to try first but not always a great...

    Always best to try first but not always a great idea to mix different manufactures, especially if the nature of the product is not the same. Livos wont be as they are penetrating and natural.
  28. Sorry Denque that you are having some...

    Sorry Denque that you are having some issues...but looks like you have it all sorted now. I know we have discussed this previously so I asked someone who uses the oils as well as many and various...
  29. Dusty, if you have not decided or started, give...

    Dusty, if you have not decided or started, give us a call at Livos or have a look at the website.


    By exposed do you mean external? If so, then the decking oil would be suitable. Penetrating,...
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    Wow ajw, what a beautiful piece and memory of the...

    Wow ajw, what a beautiful piece and memory of the past you have made. I'm sure it will be treasured.
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    Thank you Mr Brush, yes Livos have the Kunos...

    Thank you Mr Brush, yes Livos have the Kunos natural oil sealer in the white stain. one can manipulate the amount of pigments that get caught in the surface by the sanding grit. the finer the sand...
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    If you are still contemplating a product that is...

    If you are still contemplating a product that is food safe, the Livos Countertop oil is certified food safe. It is a natural penetrating oil so it would not be able to be used on top of the osmo....
  33. Well said Kate. Unfortunately not many...

    Well said Kate. Unfortunately not many manufactures list their ingredient or if they do, not 100% of them. Understandably making it difficult to read in between the lines.
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    That work and the colour variation is just...

    That work and the colour variation is just stunning groeneaj. Beautiful work.

    Re the price...hope you are decanting the 750 ml tin as it will do soooo many boxes. It actually covers 12 sq mts all...
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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> That is a very good question Ian and asked by many. What is natural??? ..and the...
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    Good place to start is smell. If you put them in...

    Good place to start is smell. If you put them in a closed room and there is an unpleasant smell...then it could be from a previous treatment.
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    As they will be used in the bedroom, firstl make...

    As they will be used in the bedroom, firstl make sure they are not treated with anything, then either leave them raw or treat them with a natural product. Any synthetic coatings would off gass and...
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    rtyuiop if you can get your hands on some Kunos...

    rtyuiop if you can get your hands on some Kunos countertop oil #243, that give a slightly different sheen level to the Kunos natural oil sealer #244. The Bivos will buff up well too though. Would be...
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    Sorry guys...did not see this post. Would be...

    Sorry guys...did not see this post. Would be great to have more time to check out all the posts on this forum.
    Yes, since the products are of a similar ingredient base, one can apply the various...
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    I'm sorry for not replying earlier Peter..(3 toed...

    I'm sorry for not replying earlier Peter..(3 toed sloth interesting name) and hope you did call us for an answer. As long as the scotchbrite is non abrasive you can play around with various grades....
  41. Oppps...meant 0.05 of a litre..good pick up...

    Oppps...meant 0.05 of a litre..good pick up guys...its even more than a shot glass.(and if it wasnt for the wax..you could probably drink it).
  42. woodPixel All the Livos products come in sample...

    woodPixel
    All the Livos products come in sample pot size of 0.05 ml in glass jars with screw on lids. We don't have them in a kit as such as there are quite a number of products and stains but all...
  43. Such an interesting discussions. We have been...

    Such an interesting discussions.
    We have been working for several years with Building biologist and they can often work out and test various issues relating to health issues and sick building...
  44. If you haven't tried the oil Denque, try on an...

    If you haven't tried the oil Denque, try on an off cut. The Ardvos universal wood oil has less waxes and resins than either of the Kunos oils and will penetrate deeper, which may give you the look...
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    Everybody has their own way of finishing off...

    Everybody has their own way of finishing off projects and if one way works for you and you achieve the look that you are after, then that is great.

    From our working with the products, being...
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    Soundman..you are missing the contents of the...

    Soundman..you are missing the contents of the waterbased oil...oil and water do not mix..so what other auxiliary chemicals are there in these products?

    Whatever product one chooses for outside...
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    One happy daughter and well worth waiting for....

    One happy daughter and well worth waiting for. Beautiful contrast of the timbers...what a lovely box.
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    If you haven't decided on a product, a...

    If you haven't decided on a product, a combination of oil wax may do the trick. Oiling nourishes the the wax seal without a layer. The wax will harden and cure and should repel water however still be...
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