Choosing The Right Finishing Oils

We have talked much about painting and repainting, as well as woodwork home improvement techniques, but to really know what you are doing with your DIY project, you have to learn more about all process and all the things which are used in the DIY process. That is why in this article we have chosen to talk some more about finishing oils.

What Are Finishing Oils?

As the name suggests, those are the oils which are used in the very last phase of any DIY or home improvement project. The finishing oils will not just protect your work, but it will also give it a special treatment which is sometimes more than necessary.


To learn more about finishing oils and understand which one you should use, you should first learn more about the very wood you are working with.

What Are Common Finishing Oils?

When it comes to some of the most common, or well-known finishing oils, there is a couple which we must not fail to mention. Namely, there are two very important finishing oils which have been used for years, if not centuries. Those two are linseed oil and of course tung oil. The linseed oil is in fact extracted from the linseeds which are found in flax plant. These seeds are grown for the production of linen, and they have numerous benefits in health as well as otherwise.


The raw oil cures poorly, and it will often leave the surface somewhat sticky, but to make it perfect and get professional results, it is perhaps for the best that you use boiled linseed oil. The other option is to go with tung oil, which is easy to handle, get and use. In addition to that, these two oils will give you the most amazing results, and you will be proud of your home improvement techniques and achievements.

So choose your oils wisely and let us know if there is any other woodwork technique or finishing oil that you use, we would love to hear your point of view!