Our most popular and most versatile finish. The Original Land Ark Interior Oil can be used on just about any woodwork, especially timbers, logs, trim, T&G, or in finer applications such as furniture. It can be applied by brush, rag, lambs-wool 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 the Liquid Wax End Sealer will produce more sheen and increase the water-resistance. We have the manufacturer include a mildewcide to this product to minimize the tendency for mold and algae to grow.
Ingredients: Heritage Natural Finishes contain NO petroleum products, or metallic drying agents whatsoever. The ingredients include:
-Tung Oil: 100% pure with no additives. This is the highest quality tung oil available; drying harder and forming a more durable finish than linseed oil alone. Both oils are dryer-free and slightly heat-treated (polymerized).
-Special Aged Linseed Oil: Obtained from flax grown in the Red River Valley of the U.S. and Canada. It is purified and refined by natural oxidation and blowing, and dries as clear or clearer than tung oil, with none of the characteristic discoloration that is typical of hardware store varieties. No other finishing oil penetrates as deeply into wood.
-Beeswax: Only filtered, chemical and bleach-free white beeswax wax is used. Beeswax adds visual depth of grain, smoothness, and elastic durability. Beeswax forms a skim coat that keeps the finish on the wood, slowing the evaporation of the solvent, which gives the oils more time for absorption.
-Pure Citrus Solvent: Food grade; the purest form of citrus turpines (solvent), extracted from cold-pressed orange peel oil. This is the only solvent used in Land Ark, and is also sold separately for thinning product or cleaning up. Pure Citrus Solvent is a safer alternative to mineral spirits, and other harsh solvents and can be used the same way.
-Pine Rosin: Gum rosin extracted from pine sap and separated from the turpentine. This is the gum rosin found in heart pine, giving the wood its hardness and durability. We use only top grade, crystal-free, water-white rosin. No synthetic resins are used.
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.
VOC Levels: Max: 405.45 g/L
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.