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WOOD OIL

Postby meganwilkinson2008 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi have recently refreshed the wood on my traveller.After flatting it back to bare wood i have applied two coats of Osmo 410 U V oil and am amazed how good this stuff is.No need to flat between coats and the rain just rolls off like it was varnished.It allows the wood to breath.Did Not want to varnish as it is used in all weathers.Have used many wood finishes and in my opinion this is by far the best. There are obviously other products on the market and i have no connection to Osmo.

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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Chipper » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:31 pm

Interesting. Better than boiled linseed oil, or beeswax, you reckon?
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Suzie » Fri May 29, 2020 6:33 am

Hi I was told to put linseed oil on my morris wood, it's not good, the wood has gone really dark. I've read I can get this off with turpentine. Has anyone got any more (or better) ideas
Many thanks

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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby ManyMinors » Fri May 29, 2020 7:47 am

I've always found that you need to sand the woodwork right back which is hard work and very time-consuming - once it has deteriorated like that. I don't think turpentine will be much help. As for what to use next, I've always used clear cuprinol first to really give the wood a good soaking in preservative and then whatever finish you prefer. The best I have found myself has been Sikkens Masterstroke but I have heard a few owners say that Osmo oil is very good and would happily try that another time.

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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby SteveClem » Fri May 29, 2020 8:08 am

I agree with Megan. Osmo is the best that I have used, by far.

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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Nickol » Fri May 29, 2020 8:15 am

I suppose the key to all this was "..used in all weathers.." My Traveller is varnished but hardly ever gets wet apart from when I wash it. It hibernates in the winter in a dry Garage. For the moment I will keep it that way.
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Fri May 29, 2020 8:32 pm

Yacht varnish.
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Chipper » Sat May 30, 2020 3:13 pm

Trouble with yacht varnish is, it tends to only last a year or two before moisture gets in underneath and it all flakes off, or worse still, traps the damp next to the wood!

I've found Sikkens Microporous (Cetol) to work well and lasts a good few years.
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Chipper » Sat May 30, 2020 3:15 pm

Suzie wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 6:33 am
Hi I was told to put linseed oil on my morris wood, it's not good, the wood has gone really dark. I've read I can get this off with turpentine. Has anyone got any more (or better) ideas
Many thanks
Did you use plain linseed oil, or boiled linseed oil?
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Suzie » Sat May 30, 2020 7:57 pm

I used spear and jackson boiled linseed oil

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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Chipper » Sun May 31, 2020 10:09 pm

Strange. I presume you used it on fairly old wood? Maybe there was some trapped moisture in that reacted...
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Biggles1957 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:09 am

OSMO OIL!! Just don't bother with anything else. I used a Skarsten scraper to remove all the old stuff on my Traveller when I got it and gave it two coats of Osmo Oil. That was in about 2010. It was my daily driver for several years through the winters and everything and the wood is still in good condition

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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:13 am

Interesting.
I have to say I have always been wary of buying a traveller because the wood is structural and prone to rotting.
And then expensive and a pain to replace.
But you say this OSMO Oil allows you to use one in all weathers without issue..........
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Biggles1957 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:36 am

Yes I used mine every day to go over Charnwood Forest to Loughborough from Enderby - all through that bad winter we had around 2010/11 ish. It did live in the garage overnight of course but was in the works car park all day and I didn't even dry it off when I put it away after work. I installed traction control (a 3 x 2 slab in the boot!) and sailed up the hills and along all the country roads passing many a modern stranded and abandoned! The skinny tyres just worked really well - I really wish I still had the car actually but there we are.

I had it for around six or seven years altogether and now it lives at a posh hotel in Gloucestershire!

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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Owlsman » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:09 pm

I had it for around six or seven years altogether and now it lives at a posh hotel in Gloucestershire!
It wasn't this one was it, stationed outside the De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel?
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Biggles1957 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:26 am

Yes that's Monty! They call him something else now though and have wrapped him in that yucky green. He's really Almond Green.

Did you see him fairly recently?

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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby panky » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:01 am

I was a great advocate of Osmo oil it seemed to work well at first but unfortunately the wood on my traveller suffered badly one winter when under a Stormforce cover for a couple of weeks. Maybe the rot was already there deep inside and the cover, certainly didn't help, but once I've replaced the wood I'll be following Woodies instruction in how to treat it.
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Re: WOOD OIL

Postby Owlsman » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:17 am

Did you see him fairly recently?
Yes, we stayed at this hotel in August last year. I was told that every De Vere hotel had a 'promotional' traveller but we stayed at a D V hotel over last new year......and there was no sign of one!


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