|Forum topic by LeChuck||posted 01-14-2010 07:47 PM||16626 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-14-2010 07:47 PM
I’m not sure this is the right forum for this…
I was curious to know if anyone has tried the oil that Ikea is selling, called Behandla (for their kitchen tops).
The reason I’m asking is that now back in France, I’ve discovered that Danish Oil (along with many other things, like good plywood) is a specialty item here, very special….It’s hard to find, basically a couple online stores, and not cheap. So you just can’t go to your local Home-Depot equivalent and pick up a bottle of Watco. And I’m not even sure what’s in it (there are quite a few products you can find at the store that purely lie on what they are and contain, for example a wood floor “oil” that turns out to be just a stain, based on the fact that there are very few DIYers to know better).
Ikea has that oil which they write is a mix of Linseed oil, wood oil (?!, perhaps tung?), and lead free siccative agent, it’s pretty cheap compared to other solutions, and there’s a store about 40 minutes from my place.
So, I was curious to know if anyone has tried it and if anyone knows if it’s similar to what we usually call Danish Oil, or if it’s more like a varnish-less version, maybe equivalent to polymerized Tung oil. All this for furniture use, workbench etc…
-- David - Tucson, AZ