Rustins Danish Oil


Rustins Danish Oil is a unique formulation, suitable for all types of wood. It differs from Teak Oil in that it contains special ingredients to give it a low lustre finish. It is an easy to use wipe on finish, which brings out the beauty of the timber and gives a natural, open grained, soft lustrous finish. Ideal for all woods and is excellent on turned woodwork. Rustins Danish Oil conforms to The Articles in Contact with Food Regulations and to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995, BS:EN71 Part 3.

  • Suitable for all types of wood
  • Easy to use wipe on finish
  • Gives a soft lustrous finish
  • Brings out the beauty of wood
  • Used on Doors, window frames, Wooden worktops, Wood panelling & furniture
  • Safe for wood Toys

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Rustins Danish Oil is a blend of wood oils, resins and driers, formulated to produce an attractive and durable finish. It is used for interior bare wood and joinery. May be used outside as a primer-sealer under exterior coatings or alone as a high maintenance finish where it will require additional coats and regular maintenance. It brings out the natural beauty of wood and veneered surfaces, gives a natural open-grained low lustre finish. It is easy to maintain and Conforms to the Articles in contact with Food Regulations and Safety of Toys Regulations BS EN 71 Part 3 1995.

How to use Rustins Danish Oil

  1. The bare wood must be clean, smooth, dry and free from wax, dust and contaminants.
  2. Remove wax or surface oil from oily timbers such as Teak and Iroko by scrubbing with white spirit or Rustins Surface Cleaner and a scouring pad, then wipe away whilst still wet with clean rags.
  3. Remove existing paint and varnishes with Rustins Strypit Paint and Varnish Stripper.
  4. Bare wood may be dyed before coating with a wood stain.
  5. Do not apply with Knotting.
  6. Shake well before use
  7. Apply liberally with a clean rag or brush and wipe off the surplus oil after a few minutes.
  8. Nibs may be removed from the final coat by applying oil with a scouring pad, rubbing in the direction of the grain, then wiping away the surplus with clean rags or paper kitchen towels.
  9. 3 coats should be applied to bare wood.
  10. Drying Time between coats is around 4-6 hours depending on temperature and humidity.
  11. Periodic re-oiling is required. Clean surfaces before re-oiling using White Spirit.

Please note –

The ideal application Temperature is 15-25°C, do not apply below 5°C.

The Coverage is approximately 14sq.m per litre per coat depending on the absorbency of the wood.

Clean brushes with White Spirit or Rustins Brush Cleaner whilst wet. If dried on, clean brushes with Rustins Brush Restorer.

Dried spills on surface should be removed with Rustins Strypit Paint and Varnish Remover.

The finish is Satin. For a gloss finish, use Rustins Teak Oil.

Before use on veneered doors and timber refer to the furniture manufacturers instructions as some coating products are not suitable for this application.

Prior application of Rustins Advanced Clear Wood Preserver is recommended for exterior woodwork.

Always test in a small inconspicuous area first to ensure you are happy with the results.

Always wear protective gloves when using this product.

Questions and Answers

What is the best application method, when using Rustins Danish oil?

The best method of application of rustins original danish oil is with a lint free cloth. You must ensure the wood you are applying this too is clean, bare and free from any previous finish. You then apply the oil liberally with your lint free cloth, and after around 5 minutes (so the oil has had time to penetrate into the wood) use a clean lint free cloth to wipe away any surplus oil. You can repeat these steps after each coat has fully dried. 

Is there a clear matt Danish oil by Rustins?

Danish oil by rustins will produce a clear matt finish but as with all wood oils, once you put this onto the wood, it will add a slightly warmer tone. This is the case with most wood finishes and a good indication of what the wood colour will be is by wetting it slightly with a damp cloth before application to see the colour tone of the wood. The first coat will be a matt finish and the more coats you apply, will add slightly more sheen to the wood. Ensure the wood is fully dry before application. 

Why is my Rustins Danish Oil not drying after application?

This could be due to several factors. You need to ensure the wood is bare, dry and free from any previous finish, or this will stop the oil from penetrating the wood. The other problem is the wood may be naturally oily like Teak and Iroko wood. Before applying, you need to remove any residue of oily timbers by scrubbing the wood with white spirit. Ensure all the surface is then cleaned before application of rustins original danish oil. 

How often should I use Rustins Danish oil?

This really depends on the type of wood and whether you are using this on interior or exterior wood. If you are using this on interior wood like Pine, then usually once per year is a good idea for maintenance. Rustins danish oil 500ml is the ideal size for this as there is enough to cover approximately 8 sq metre per tin. For exterior wood, it will depend on how weathered the wood gets. I would recommend to treat at least twice per year in very wet areas. 

Does Rustins Danish oil come in different colours?

No, this danish oil comes in a natural clear colour only. For a tinted colour then we do offer Colron Danish Oil as this comes in 6 different tinted shades. 

Can Rustins Danish oil be used for kitchen worktops?

Yes this is ideal for use on Kitchen worktops. Rustins danish oil 250ml is usually a sufficient size tin to cover a worktop depending on the amount of coats you need to apply and the size of your worktop. A 250ml tin will cover approximately 4 sq metre with one coat. For larger surfaces, you may want to consider a larger tin as we offer up to 2.5 Litre. 

How much will Rustins original 1 litre danish oil cover?

A tin of Rustins Danish oil 1L will cover approximately 14 sq metre with one coat of oil. This will depend on the type of wood you are treating and how many coats you are applying. More porous soft woods like Pine will soak in more oil than hardwoods like Oak, so you will need to apply more coats to create a full protection of your wood.

Health and Safety.

Flammable. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Use in a well ventilated area. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from sources of ignition – no smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Rags used for oiling should be laid out flat to dry; otherwise they may catch fire due to spontaneous combustion.

Additional information

Weight N/A

500 ml, 1 Litre, 2.5 Litre


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