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Oli-Natura Review & Comparison

Oli-Natura Review & Comparison

Care of CARL DUGUAY and Canadian Woodworking

They do an excellent job of highlighting the natural grain features of wood.

Carl on the general use of hard wax oil.

Carl had the opportunity to test out Oli-Natura Hard wax oil and see how it fared against other brands, Rudio, Osmo, and Saicos. Here’s a quick snippet but we encourage you to check out the full article if you are wavering in the face of trying out the oil yourself!

Oli-Natura is imported from Germany. For those who favour a somewhat glossy, higher-sheen finish, Oli-Natura is a good choice. It’s the faster product to use – it dries in a couple of hours and cures in a couple of days – and it’s the most economically priced. Like Rubio, it’s sprayable without having to add any thinner. I also like that the container it comes in has a screw-on spout cover rather than the more standard paint can lid. It’s only available in a 1L size, and currently there is only one Canadian distributor, located in BC, so shipping cost will need to be factored into your purchase.

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Oli-Natura Best-Seller in May

Oli-Natura Best-Seller in May

Logo-OLI-NATURA-2This past May we were pleasantly surprised with an unexpected run on our HS Hard Wax Oil; all headed to Pennsylvania.  I’m talking almost 100 Litres!!  This was a special job for special people at the Camphill Special School in Glenmore, PA.

Multiple Contractors plus Direct Shipments from Germany = Happiness!!

Architects specified our Oli-Natura HS Hard Wax Oil as a highly wear-resistant floor finish in a commercial environment.  The product is VOC-free and has a proportion of solids of nearly 100%.  A silky gloss can be intensified by additional polishing; yet the wood continues to breathe and contributes to a healthy room climate.  All this AND it’s durable, easy to maintain and resistant to dirt and water!

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Popular Flooring Trend: Pre-Oiled Flooring

The February issue of Canadian House & Home magazine reported a popular new trend in choosing a low-sheen wax oil finish rather than a high gloss, urethane coat. This method is much more eco-friendly and has a more natural look.

At West Wind we carry a pre-oiled floor by Vintage, either wire brushed or a simple UV oil coat. Already have a wood floor or like to oil it yourself DIY style we have a selection of Hardwax oil finished from Oli-Natura.

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