Osmo Oil Stain is the recomended oil stain for timber flooring. It is a transparent (one coat) or intensive (2 coats) finish, which requires a top coat of one of the Polyx Oils. The image below is of 3514 Graphite, showing the transparent and intensive effect.
Oil stain is a professional product, as it must be applied with a scraper, brush or roller, then buffed with a single disc machine.
Where Osmo's Oil Stain is being applied in commercial situations such as shops, cafes and restaurants etc, Osmo recommend adding a 60ml bottle of Osmo Oil Stain Hardener to a 1 litre can of Oil Stain. This will reduce the drying time from 12 hours to about 4 hours, and means two coats of stain and one top coat can be applied in one day. Use of the hardener is also recommended when staining high resin or oil content timbers such as Matai, Totara, Kwila, Rosewood and Mahogany.
Osmo Oil Stain is available in 10 colour tones.
When using colour tone 3501 White, it is not recommended to have an intensive finish, as it is prone to yellowing. Similarly, when using colour tone 3519 Natural, it is recommended for light coloured timbers only, where the finished wood will look natural. Use on red or darker timbers such as eucalyptus saligna, rimu and jarrah etc will result in a chalky appearance.
Coverage is approximately 30 - 45 square metres per litre per coat, based on smooth, dressed timber surfaces. Coverage will be less on textures surfaces.
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Oils are heavy and expensive to transport around the country - especially across Cook Strait.
For the most efficient and cheapest shipping, we use Castle Parcels/Post Haste Couriers which is a 2-3 day delivery service throughout NZ (except rural). Freight charges on the web site are based on the weight per package delivered to your door.
For Auckland and regional (Whangarei to Hamilton) we use NZ Couriers which is an overnight service.
Orders can be collected from Natural Oils' warehouse at 218H Marua Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Warehouse hours are variable, but are generally 9:00am - 2:00pm weekdays. Please phone (09) 575 9849 before calling, to ensure the warehouse will be open when you wish to collect.
Goods are generally shipped to the buyer on same, or next business day via “Track and Trace” couriers. Courier costs are calculated on the weight, number of packages and destination of the order.
Orders are shipped from Auckland. Delivery can vary depending on location, but is usually 2-3 business days. Rural deliveries will generally take an extra day. Where goods are shipped inter island, the seller cannot be held responsible for delays in transit over Cook Strait. Bad weather can delay ferry sailings and add 1 or 2 days to the normal delivery time.
Shortages, Damages or Loss in Transit
Liability for shortage in the quantity of goods delivered is limited to making up the shortage. Where the buyer believes there is a shortage in the quantity of product delivered, the buyer must notify Natural Oils Ltd of any such claim within 7 days of delivery, and must provide Natural Oils Ltd with a reasonable opportunity to investigate that claim.
Goods leaving Natural Oils' premises are adequately packed. Any loss or damage in transit must be notiified to Natural Oils Ltd who will then lodge a claim against the carrier in the prescribed manner.
No damage claims will be considered after 7 days of receipt of goods.