Sample pints are recommended for testing before application to entire surface.

 

Suggested Approach to Oil Finishing

 

  1. Sand and Clean
  2. Bio Poly NT or Mountain, rubbed x 2-3 coats

 

Sanding: Sand to desired level of smoothness. New construction is typically 80-120. Custom finishing on a new house is often 80-120-220. Fine woodworking can be 50-80-120-220-320-600-1000 in that sequence, sometimes higher grits are employed.

 

FINE SANDING: When doing fine sanding apply the finish before closing the pores of the wood with sanding. This means that for most woods the finish should be applied between 50 and 120 grit sanding. Its fine to do further sanding and application of oils after the initial coat is applied. This can actually be a nice touch. But avoid sanding past 120 grit and THEN applying the initial coat of oil finish. 

 

Fine Sanding Table Top Finish Schedule using Natural Oil Finish: 

  1. Sand 50 grit
  2. Mountain, rubbed x 1 coat.
  3. Sand 80 grit
  4. Mountain, rubbed x 1 coat
  5. Sand 120, 220, 320
  6. Mountain, rubbed x 2 coats
  7. Sand 320, 600, 1000
  8. Polish with Mountain or Looking Glass Beeswax Polish. 

This example above provides a deeply penetrating oil finish for a table that can be easily maintained. Tables have been done this way that have withstood extreme household / family activities.

 

100% Natural- Beeswax and Pure Linseed Rubbing Oil Finish:

  1. Sand
  2. Looking Glass Beeswax Polish x 2 or three coats.