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original finishORIGINAL FINISH

Our Original Finish is our most popular and most versatile finish. It can be used on just about any woodwork, especially timbers, logs, trim, T&G, or in finer applications such as furniture. Can be applied by brush, rag, lambswool pad, roller, or sprayer. It is thin enough for quick penetration with enough solids for a rich water-resistant coat. The look of the final finish is matte with only two coats. Subsequent coats, buffing and top coating with our Liquid Wax End Sealer will produce more sheen and increase the water-resistance.

Coverage: Approx. 350 square feet per gallon or 500 board feet per gallon; rough-sawn materials tend to absorb more. You get less coverage on the first coat and more on the second. The density of the wood is also a factor. Softer woods like pine or reclaimed Doug-fir will absorb more than oak for example. And obviously dry wood will soak up a lot more oil than green timbers. You may want to over-estimate when ordering.

Clean Up: For spills, over spray, or to clean up brushes, use our Pure Citrus Solvent or other solvent (Turpentine, Mineral Spirits, etc.).

*For additional protection against insects, consider treating all wood with a borate solution before oiling.

Sizes: 4oz sample size, quarts, one gallon paint can, 3 gallon steel pail with pour spout lid, 5 gallon steel pail with pour spout lid, and 55 gallon drums.

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4 oz. sample, Original Finish
Price: $10.00

A 4oz sample size of our most popular oil finish, packaged in a glass amber bottle. The Original Finish was designed specifically for big timbers in mind, but works well on so many surfaces. Give it a try! Note on shipping: These will ship via USPS for much less then the FedEx Ground quote here!
Heritage Sample Pack
Price: $25.00

Our four primary natural oil finishes: A 4 oz. glass bottle each of Original Finish, Exterior Finish, Concentrated Finishing Oil, and 2 oz. of Liquid Wax End Sealer. Ships via USPS Ground. Contact us for more accurate shipping quotes than shown here.
1 quart, Original Finish
Price: $36.00

Packaged in a one quart, epoxy phenolic lined paint can with lid locks. This item if ordered alone, will ship via USPS for around $8-$14 unless you specifically request us to ship it via FedEx Ground.
1 gallon pail, Original Finish
Price: $80.00

The finish comes in a one-gallon epoxy lined metal paint-style can with metal handle and lid lock ring. Coverage about 350 sq. ft./gal. on the first coat and more on the subsequent coats.
3 gallon pail, Original Finish
Price: $234.00

Our most versatile finish, designed for big timbers and logs but great all over! Easy to work with and quickly penetrates many wood types, offering lasting protection. Packaged in a 3 gallon steel pail with pour-spout lid. $78/gallon. Coverage about 350 sq. ft./gal. on the first coat and more on the subsequent coats.
5 gallon pail, Original Finish
Price: $375.00

Packaged in a 5 gallon epoxy-lined steel pail with a plastic easy pour spout in the removable lid. $75/gallon. Coverage about 350 sq. ft./gal. on the first coat and more on the subsequent coats.
55 gallon drum, Original Finish
Price: $3,300.00

This is our best per gallon price on our Original Finish ($60/gallon), which is great if you're finishing an entire timber frame! 55 gallon steel, epoxy lined drum with 2 standard bung openings in the lid. Ships with a Freight carrier. Coverage about 350 sq. ft./gal. on the first coat and more on the subsequent coats.
   
 
Photo credit: Interior photo and timber work by Cascade Joinery, Bellingham, WA. Used with permission.