|Forum topic by albachippie||posted 08-09-2016 11:51 AM||286 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-09-2016 11:51 AM
Hi all. Can anyone help me PLEASE!!
I am fitting a new kitchen in my own house, and, decided to go for Iroko tops. They look great and I am happy with that. The problem is the oil I have used doesn’t appear to by drying in properly. I was going to use this Osmo Top Oil but on the Osmo site was recommended to go for this Osmo Extra Thin due to the already dense oily nature of the Iroko. I bought this oil and applied it as directed. Even after 4 days of the initial coating, water was reacting with the oil, leaving white stains. I called the supplier, and they recommended wiping with thinners to take off any excess oil. I did this, but still was getting white water marks.
I decided to experiment, and strip a section of top back to the bare timber. Just in case I didn’t do follow the instructions properly the first time. I followed the application guide to the letter. Thoroughly stirring the oil, cleaning the top with thinners first, applying in extremely thin coats with a cloth, wiping down excess after 30mins (of which there was none) and re applying to dry areas. I applied a second coat to the whole area. It isn’t clear when the second coat should be applied, so I left it a couple of hours. It appeared to be dry by then.
This experiment was carried out 3 days ago, and, although the area seems a lot more even than the first time, there appears to be several dry areas, and, I am still getting white marks, cup ring marks, and unidentifiable marks! It states 1 coat should be enough, and even after a second coat, 12 hours should be enough time to dry.
I am at the end of my tether with this. These tops cost the best part of £1k, and, as far as I am concerned, are unusable. I have used Osmo oil on outdoor furniture, with great results. What’s going on here?
Any help much appreciated,
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