Some timbers such as Matai can have a very high resin content, whereas timbers such as Kwila, Totara and Spotted Gum have a high oil content which helps protect the timber against rot, blue mould and insect attack. These resins and oils can retard the drying time of the thicker Polyx®-Oil. Timber with high resin content can take up to 10-14 days for the Polyx®-oil to dry. It all depends on the amount of resin present in your timber. Some Matai contains little or no resin, and Polyx®-Oil may be used, although a trial is suggested first to determine suitability.
Timbers with a high oil content, should be washed with a solvent (such as white spirit, or Osmo's Thinner) first, to remove any oil on the surface. When dry, Osmo Woodwax Finish Clear Extra Thin can be applied as a primer coat for Osmo Polyx®-Oil or used as finish in its own right.
When using Osmo Woodwax Finish Clear Extra Thin as the preferred finish for your floor, two coats are recommended. The oil will penetrate deeply into the timber's structure. Woodwax Finish Clear Extra Thin is a totally matt finish, which will bring out the natural grain of the wood, and makes the surface water repellant and dirt resistant. To lift the level of finish from matt to a low sheen, Osmo's Liquid Wax Cleaner can be buffed into the timber.
Where a more durable finish is required, it may be possible to apply two very thin coats of Polyx®-Oil over the top once the thin coats have cured. We suggest doing a trial piece first, to assess your timber's suitability.
To determine which Osmo product to use on your timber floor, please click here.
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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.