Osmo products depend on penetration into the wood surface where they form a cross-linked chemical bond to the wood fibres. Penetration of the oil can be inhibited by not adequately preparing the surface and/or applying the oil to wood with a moisture content beyond 20% such as onto new pressure treated wood, or applying at [...]
Some timber manufacturers recommend not to use an oil or wax treatment for their veneered doors. This is because an oil/wax treatments are designed to absorb into the timber and must absorb through the veneer to ensure this. During this process there is a small risk of the veneer lifting. Osmo Door Oil is a [...]
Our products contain natural vegetable oils such as linseed oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil and thistle oil - and our interior range also contain natural vegetable waxes such as carnauba wax and candelilla wax. Although the ingredients vary with each product, there is a full declaration of the ingredients on each product page.
The wood finishes are produced by Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG in Münster, Germany. Osmo Canada receives a large delivery regularly which is distributed to many suppliers of Osmo throughout Canada.
Our 'transparent' colours stain the surface whilst still showing the natural grain and characteristics of the wood. Therefore a transparent optic is provided.
Our products are classified as B1 for flammability, they do not speed up a flame - nor do they resist a flame. We recommend to use a microporous fire-retardant product to achieve flame resistance, with a small trial application prior to use.
Yes, the colour shades of the respective product ranges can be mixed in any ratio.
Yes, for vertical surfaces such as cladding, fencing, doors and windows etc. Osmo UV-Protection Oil is a special product which can acheive UV protection on vertical surfaces, as long as rain/water can run off the wood rather than absorb into it, a minimum drip angle of 15° is required. Unfortunately, it is not possible to [...]
Osmo Polyx®-Oil 2K (6125) has a special curing time of 4 hours, which means the floor can be used as normal after this time. However, the other Polyx®-Oils have a drying time of 8-12 hours and a full curing time of approx. 10-14 days - during this time we advise you to keep floor traffic to [...]
As our product is designed to absorb into the wood, it will not be able to do so through the sealant. We recommend to apply our product directly onto the wood first and leave to dry, afterwards you can use a silicone sealant or mastic.