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Which Osmo finish?

Postby 9fingers » 28 Dec 2015, 11:40

Having got to nearly the end of a tin of Chestnut HWO on various small projects over the last couple of years and not really liking it as being to thick coating, I thought I'd try OSMO on my barrister bookcases.
But which one?
Going via their online selector for indoor and furniture I am directed to "Wood Wax Finish" whereas I though Poly X was the favourite with most woodworker on various forums.

Timber is ash stained with medium oak.
What does the team think?

How well does it keep once opened. Given the price of the stuff, I don't want to be wasting any by going hard in the tin :shock:
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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby Doug » 28 Dec 2015, 12:08

Edited,didn't read stained :oops:
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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby 9fingers » 28 Dec 2015, 12:29

Doug wrote:Edited,didn't read stained :oops:



Trying to work out what type of advice would only apply to unstained wood?

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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby Doug » 28 Dec 2015, 13:15

I don't like oil as a finish on Ash Bob so suggested acrylic lacquer, but if stained (the miss-read bit) the yellowing won't be so noticeable & if oil based stain acrylic wouldn't be suitable anyway.

I've used Osmo on a few occasions, the best finish I got was using one of their thin oils as a base coat then one of their standard oils as a top coat. I did this for Brian (Modernist) he was really pleased with the result so much so he is thinking of re-finishing some previously oiled doors, but as he supplied the oil I'm unsure of which oils from their range he bought, though I'd happily enquire if it is of use.
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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby 9fingers » 28 Dec 2015, 13:40

OK Understood Doug. I'll see where this thread leads and get back to you if needed about contacting Brian.

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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby Rod » 28 Dec 2015, 16:05

I've used polyX in the past but have switched to using thinned down PU varnish - several very thin coats.

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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby 9fingers » 28 Dec 2015, 16:36

Rod wrote:I've used polyX in the past but have switched to using thinned down PU varnish - several very thin coats.

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That's interesting Rod. Curious to know what has driven you in that direction?
What sort of dilution do you favour?

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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby Rod » 28 Dec 2015, 17:16

I used to use Sam Maloof's mixture which uses white spirit, PUV and Tung Oil in equal quantities which worked OK but then read that thinned PUV worked just as well so gave it a go.
It works fine and worth a go on a test piece in case it colours your wood?

Here's a piece about it

http://forums.finewoodworking.com/fine- ... lyurethane

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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby 9fingers » 28 Dec 2015, 17:35

Thank You Rod!

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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby Doug » 30 Dec 2015, 20:11

Hi Bob, Brian phoned today about January's work schedule so I took the opportunity to ask for the codes on the oils

The thin oil used as a base coat was http://www.osmouk.com/sitechaptern.cfm? ... 2&page=253

The top coat was http://www.osmouk.com/sitechapter.cfm?c ... 2&page=247


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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby 9fingers » 30 Dec 2015, 20:40

Thank you Doug! Much appreciated

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Re: Which Osmo finish?

Postby 9fingers » 05 Feb 2016, 14:34

I'm well through the varnishing operation on my barrister bookcases.
I followed the diluted PU approach using 2 parts Rustins, High VOC ("full-lead" :lol: ) satin PU to 1 part white spirit. Initially I was very dubious that it would be too limpid and cause runs but in fact the low viscosity means it runs immediately and can be dealt with rather than a run developing during the drying process.

I'm using 2 coats and getting a satisfying low build coating that is sealing the surface without looking "varnished". Not something I can show in a photo.

Drying time is slow but I can do one bookcase per 24 hrs. I've had to up the workshop heating to 18C and leaving the ceiling mounted dust filter running during drying is helping hugely with the surface being hard enough for de-nibbing after about 10 hours. It does mean applying the second coat just before going to bed but the big advantage is the 24 hr cycle (I have 7 bookcases to do in this batch).

Thanks for the tips chaps

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