Furniture Oil

Drying oil for impregnating joinery in oak, ash, tropical hardwood and similar. Contains no solvents.
Use PRIMER OIL for impregnating other types of wood and LINSEED VARNISH OIL for polishing.

Available in 0,25, 1 and 5 litre tin canisters, 200 litre drums and 1000 litre IBC containers. Where to buy.

FURNITURE OIL is linseed oil from which the non-drying ingredients have been removed with our unique refining method. It penetrates the substrate and dries quickly by a reaction with the oxygen in the air to linoxyn, a natural polymer with excellent adhesion. It is non-biodegradable, water-repellent and resistant to fats, petroleum products, salts and household acids, e.g. lemon, wine and vinegar.
At 20 °C / 60 °F and with good ventilation, FURNITURE OIL dries in 24 hours or less.
Read more on the TECHNOLOGY.

With FURNITURE OIL and LINSEED VARNISH OIL you create beautiful and durable wood surfaces, from matte to high gloss.

Kyllästä ensin puu lämpimällä huonekaluöljyllä. Se imeytyy 1,5 - 3 mm puuhun. HUONEKALUÖLJY on liuotinvapaa, joten se ei aiheuta puukuitujen kohoamista pinnalle - eli ylimääräistä hiontaa ei tarvita.

Luo seuraavana päivänä haluamasi pinta - silkkimatasta korkeakiiltoiseen -  öljykiillottamalla PELLAVAÖLJY VERNISSALLA.

Download the work manual in PDF here or read it below.
The Technical Data Sheet and the Safety Data Sheet are under the heading Datasheets in the main menu.

Video: Cutting boards of oak by the joinery Skogshult Snickeri.
Video: Mikkel Selder shows how to impregnate and polish a board of oak. Swedish spoken.
Video: The joinery Skogshult Snickeri applying 130 ⁰C / 266 ⁰F Selder oil.
Video: An oil polished surface is water-repellent.


Sand the floor with an abrasive pad, #180 or finer - a coarser sheet creates marks that the oil cannot fill when absorbed by the wood.

Heat the FURNITURE OIL to 130 °C / 266 °F in a deep fryer.

Apply a liberal amount of FURNITURE OIL using a natural-bristle brush. Spread from saturated areas to areas still absorbing oil. Apply and spread until the entire area is saturated and a thin layer of oil remains on the surface. When treating wood at 130 °C / 266 °F with FURNITURE OIL, moisture in the wood evaporates, bordered pits open outwards due to the vapour pressure in the cells, and the warm FURNITURE OIL penetrates. Little steam bubbles on the oil surface are sometimes visible when applying warm FURNITURE OIL.

You can safely work with 130 °C / 266 °F FURNITURE OIL - it will neither burn nor fume. Its boiling point is 300 °C / 572 °F, and it will start to exude a white, sharply smelling steam from its surface at 180 °C / 356 °F. At 130 °C / 266°F, it will only produce a faint smell of linseed oil.

Give the oil time to be absorbed - for half an hour to one and a half hours.

Sand in the oil using a #240-320 abrasive sheet on a single disc scrubbing machine. The resulting oil-saturated dust fills the roughness of the wood surface and produces an even and smooth surface.

Remove all remaining oil and dust left on the surface after 20-30 minutes. Oil left on the surface will leave a sticky skin. If that happens, gently use a card scraper to remove the skin and then machine-polish with FURNITURE OIL.

Allow time to oxidize: the oil dries by oxidation and the time needed for drying is dependent on two factors: the supply of oxygen and the temperature. The oil can dry to the touch in a few hours’ time on a windy, hot summer day, whereas it can take up to a week in a cool, poorly ventilated garage.

Polish to the desired gloss - from matte to high gloss - using an abrasive sheet or polishing pad and some FURNITURE OIL or LINSEED VARNISH OIL for a higher gloss. Use a #3000-#5000 polishing pad for a high-gloss surface, a #1000-#2000 for semi-gloss, a #220 abrasive pad for a silk-matte surface, or a #100 abrasive pad for a coarser surface. Keep the surface moist by wetting the abrasive sheet or pad with FURNITURE OIL or LINSEED VARNISH OIL. Repeat until the entire surface has an even sheen.

Wash brushes, tools and utensils with strong soft soap before the oil dries.
Video: Washing brushes with Selder´s STRONG SOFT SOAP.


No respiratory protection necessary. Provide good ventilation. The oil has low thermal conductivity and does not cause burns if spilled, but be aware that metal objects that have been in warm oil burns.


Any damages to the wood can easily be fixed by sanding off the damaged wood and then oil-polishing that area.


Cloths and other porous materials moistened with linseed oil must be soaked in water before disposal. Oil-treated surfaces do not ignite on their own. The danger concerns only fibrous materials.

Metal objects that have been in warm oil burns.

Do NOT clean the surface with alkaline detergents (like STRONG SOFT SOAP), as the oil reacts with basics and the outer layer dissolves, and the surface has to re-polished.