Finishing Facts

About Hardwax Oil:

  • water and stain resistant {not waterproof}
  • slight sheen, dulling down to matt with time
  • once-a-year oiling maintenance
  • any scratches or marks can easily be repaired in situ (see care & maintenance)
  • we favour a clear oil for dark timbers & a white oil for light timbers (colour tints optional)

About Natural, water base (Pu) finish:

  • long-lasting waterproof finish
  • available in matt / satin / high gloss
  • virtually maintenance free
  • recommended for heavy usage
  • deep scratches cannot be repaired in situ
  • we recommend a water-based coating for lighter timbers & solvent-based coating for darker timber

About Ebonising:

  • This is a blackening treatment achieved using a tannin solution, acid solution and black oil
  • For table tops we recommend a final Pu coating to preserve the ebonising treatment

About Grey  or colour Fuming:

  • This is a colour treatment achieved using a weaker acid solution and tinted oil
  • Same treatment for white fuming furniture