Beautiful result - brings out the character in the wood
I recently used Organoil to revamp my deck and absolutely loved it. The oil soaked in and brought out all the beautiful characters in the wood. I would suggest cleaning the deck first as I did a spot test on an uncleaned area to see if I could get away with not cleaning but the result on cleaned timber is worth the effort. I also found their youtube video very helpful
The BEST natural oil on the Aussie market
The first thing to understand about using natural oils like Organoil is that these products are ABSORBANTS they do not sit on top of the wood. They also feed the wood with oils and moisture the exact opposite of petroleum based sealants that make wood look orange amd peel after a year or so and require full sanding before reapplication.
Oils do require reapplication when they start looking a bit dry or the colour starts fading.
My favourite product in the organoil entire range is the Woodguard. I use it to rehydrate cracked and twisted wood fen...
Purchased in January 2018.
Beautiful oil! A pleasure to work with!
My jarrah deck has been very neglected, stains, scratches and vain attempts at random sanding everywhere. Was convinced I'd need to completely sand it down for it to look great again but no time or energy for that this year. Figured I had nothing to lose in putting a quality product down. It certainly couldn't look any worse and at least, I'd be protecting the timber from more harm. Well, so happy! Have only applied the first coat of Organoil Classic Clear but it has transformed my patchy deck into a the uniform piece of craftsmanship that it o...nce was. The raw sanded and bleached sections which I was convinced would stand out like a sore thumb have blended into the neighbouring timbers beautifully. Of course, it's not perfect but it's a 100% improvement to what it was. The smell is amazing, the citrus terpenes create a scent that is a pleasure to work with and such a contrast to the petroleum based oils that I've used in the past. So glad I went to the effort to find this oil at a smaller hardware store instead of opting for the convenience of the Big B juggernaut. I actually had purchased a water based "so called" oil that I was looking forward to using until I understood that it was acrylic based, not entirely nourishing to the timber and would have created a slippery finish with possible white pooling marks. Fine for a perfect deck perhaps but not for thirsty timber in need of a little tlc. The overwhelmingly negative reviews of this big name product completely changed my mind and I'm grateful to the people who commented on their experience to help others. Back to Organoil, an Australian made product with lovely natural and nourishing oils. Can't be happier! Even more surprisingly, I'm looking forward to oiling my deck regularly again seeing I've found a product that's lovely to work with. I used to dread the whole oxalic acid and petroleum based oil process. It's messy, smelly and tedious but I couldn't find anything else. I even tried to make my own with linseed and turps and I can hear the gasps now. Yes, it was a big mistake, within a year the deck went black having no mould inhibitors etc. The best part of discovering Organoil for me is . . . it's reaffirmed my love for timber in its natural state. It has flaws, some natural, some from wear and tear and a lot by our own doing (my experience anyway). But we are also dictated to by misleading manufacturers with lazy ideals. Unfortunately they seem to be the majority. To think I could have unknowingly covered my deck in acrylic horrifies me. Knowing that the manufacturers of Organoil simply respect timber for what it is and have gone to great lengths to source compatible raw materials that nourish and protect, is very refreshing to say the least. They are pioneers in my opinion. Would like to add that the "how to use" information on the tin is very valuable in itself, is easy to understand and has been written with an educational approach.
Purchased in January 2021 at Mitre 10 for $199.00.
Problem with mould on my new teak table after using the furniture oil
I purchased a new teak table and decided to oil it as I live by the coast, a harsh environment and Organoil purports to be marine grade. I left the table for 6 weeks to "weather" before oiling then when it was a dry day, coated the table and chairs twice with the oil. The application was easy and the finish was good, not sticky. We have recently had a great deal of rain and the rainwater remains on table level surface in large pools as the surface is oiled. I noticed that mould was starting to grow on the table surface, but not on the undersid...e or on the legs, nor on the chair arms or legs as the water run off these as they slope. I have managed to get rid of the mould using a hard brush with a mix of water and cleaning vinegar. It seems to me that the mould is growing in the oil based product when it is left wet, as otherwise it would show up underneath the table and on the table legs. Possibly airborne mould spores are settling. Does this product have a mould inhibitor as some paints and other products? I will see how it goes from now on but I did not expect to see mould growing. The table is always outside.
Turned my cedar louvres milky with a distressed finish
I have been using Feast Watson on my cedar louvres for the past 2 years but decided to try something kinder. I purchased Organ Oil exterior furniture oil after researching products. After cleaning the blinds we applied the product, It went on nicely but a day later my blinds went all patchy and milky. I contacted the manufacturers who advised me to try mineral turpentine and or scouring with scourer pad to remove the damage. We tried both methods with no success. I informed the manufacturers that this did not improve the problem as they are bubbled and damaged beyond repair. We also tried the oil on raw untreated louvres with the same outcome. The manufacturers are now uncontactable
Purchased in July 2020 for $88.00.
if used according ro the directions, with attention paid to timber prep l see no way of screwing a finish up with this product, for years l have built custom solid timber furniture for interior and exterior use, l have used other products, feast and watson and cabots mostly, they are very good but not as good as organoil, easy to apply as a hard burnishing oil or for garden furniture and such, just rub it in and buff it off (buff it, don't just wipe it) l read a few complaints here, mould, sticky residue after finishing etc, mould is present in...the timber not the oil, sticky surface? buff it off properly, these are problems caused either by not preparing properly or not putting enough effort into the finish, remember,when all else fails read and follow the instructions, my purchase date below is an indicator of approximately when l bought my first can of hard burnishing oil, l have bought many since.
Never had better. Beautiful to use.
Have used Organoil for 15 years and at times other brands when I couldn't find any on the shelves of stockists. I don't mind the Feast Watson product when I'm in pinch and can't find Organoil but absolutely love Organoils natural smell and the ease of application.
I use it on absolutely every timer item I treat from burnishing my Jarrah dinning room table to old timer trinckets in my Qld garden.
Always worked great for me
Wow, what a mix of reviews, I think it comes down to how you use it and what you use it on. Some apply it way too heavy, don't follow instructions about wiping it off and rubbing it in (so it's not sticky) then blame the product. I've been using it for over 15 years now, never had a problem with Cedar or Hardwoods at all, in fact I've tried many others and still think this is the best for outdoor use so if you don't like it or can't work with it properly go buy something else.
Don't blame the company who made it. By the way, I don't work ...for them and have recently been thinking about switching to another oil, but it's not because this one doesn't perform well. You just have to get experience instead of just following advice from some unskilled sales staff. I know when I first started using it I had mixed results until I learned how to use it on different timbers at different temperatures or humidity etc. You can't leave it on too long in hot weather before rubbing it off, only do a small area at a time if it's drying too fast etc. Other oils are more of a hassle if you ask me. And no, don't get it on glass or it IS a hassle to get off, just mask and be more careful when using it. Those stains on hardwood sound like stains from metal, screws, nails, even small bits of swarf or gum nut/tree twig residue that get embedded in the hardwood timber will turn it grey once it gets wet, you can't blame the oil that's just what happens to hardwood out in the weather, paint it if you really wanna seal it from those stains, it will probably look better with age as it all evens out, then re-oil it. Or use a timber more suited to decks, hardwood isn't a very good choice in my opinion, neither is Merbau due to sustainability issues and the shocking damage caused (Google it).
Incredible Finish - Highlights the timber tones perfectly
I had purchased some beautiful Spotted Gum decking and the store recommended Organoil classic clear decking oil as it highlights the natural features of timber. As the timber was new and the store mentioned I should leave the timber for 3 months to ensure all the tannins leach out and the last of the moisture leaves the timber which can cause issues with finishes. I was informed that Organoil's woodguard is a great product during this period as it helps protects against splitting and warping while the timber is weathering - I applied 1 coat of ...this but if I was to do a new deck again I would probably apply 2. After 2.5 months, I gave the deck a quick clean with the wash a way solution and cleaned off with the gerni. The following day I applied 2 coats or Organoil Decking Oil making sure to wipe off any excess after 45 minutes to ensure it didn't go tacky. 8 months on the deck is looking great, I will be applying another coat before summer so the deck looks great over the warmer months. Highly recommend! Plus the product is made from sustainable, environmentally friendly plant oils which is a big plus in my books!
OrganOil Destroyed by $20K Blackbutt deck - don not use these garbage
Hi, just had a great new hardwood deck laid. Builder recommended Organoil. I followed instruction carefully. Deck turned black, stained and spotted. Very upsetting as will need to paint it grey to hide stains. I have tried to fix it buit it cannot be saved. Looks like someone threw dirty engine oil oj itDo not use this stuff on a hardwood deck as it will wreck it
Minimal preparation when re-oiling my Merbau deck, just a simple scrub with a broom using the 'wash off' and two coats later looks like brand new. Lasts well, I re-oil at the start of every summer.
Terrible product. Avoid. Using no product at all is better than this.
Having just spent a small fortune on renovations including the install of bi-fold cedar doors I was looking for a clear timber finish to show their natural beauty. A friend (?) recommended Orgainoil, an Australian made product for the purpose. It is not cheap, but hey, quality never is.
Although the application was easy as the product is quite thin, there should be no over brushing on glass as this stuff when dry is really hard to remove. It also smells for a long time and not a good smell in my opinion. This was a problem as I used the fin...ish on both sides of the doors and so the smell was there and still there a lot later. Further to this it remains rather tacky for a long time. Like forever, and tacky like it is not nice to touch and pet hair will stick to it. I put this stuff on nearly five years ago and it still feels stickyish. Well your thinking this stuff must really protect the wood then. Nope it doesn't. The timber did not dry out but where I used it on the outside where it is south facing and under cover, mould has accumulated and discoloured the doors to the point where they are black in places.
Questions & Answers
What do you use to clean up your brushes and roller with would you use turpentine to clean up , thanks
I have a 5 year old jarrah deck which has never been treated. It is now weathered & dry . I have cleaned the deck & it’s ready for organoil. But should I use “clear Organoil “ or “jarrah tinted organoil”
Would appreciate advice
We had a jarrah deck and merbau boardwalk added to our back yard in February this year. The installers used wood guard and then 2 coats of organoil. As summer is approaching I want to reapply another (2?) coats.
My questions are:
How do you clean the wood before applying the oil? Just water, water and a soap?, using a soft brush?
Do you apply one coat or two. How long do you have to wait before you can use the deck?
Thank you for any advice.
BTW I love the product.
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