Brand: General Finishes
- Exterior-rated penetrating oil that acts a wood maintenance preservative
- Contains UV stabilizers, mildew prohibitors, and twice the oil contained in competing brands
- Use Outdoor Oil for all exterior outdoor wood projects, particularly wood furniture
- It can be used by itself, over any stain, and on pressure-treated wood. NOTE: Outdoor Oil may not adhere to extremely oily exotic woods
Publisher: General Finishes
Details: General Finishes Outdoor Oil is an exterior-rated penetrating linseed oil. It contains UV stabilizers, mildew prohibitors, and twice the oil contained in competing brands. We highly recommend GF Outdoor Oil for all outdoor wood projects, particularly wood furniture. It can be used by itself, over any stain, and on pressure treated wood.NOTE: this item can be shipped to addresses in the continental United States only.
Package Dimensions: 5.0 x 4.2 x 4.2 inches
All raw wood projects require preparation sanding, and all existing finishes require prep cleaning and sanding. If you skip this critical step, your finish may fail.
Preparation for Raw Wood Decks, Siding or Fences
Usually, no preparation is needed. If the surface is too rough, sand with 120-grit sandpaper.
Preparation for Decks and Projects with an Existing Finish
General Finishes Outdoor Oil can be used over any existing exterior finish.
Begin by power washing and let dry. If there is noticeable residue after power washing, you may want to sand with 120-grit sandpaper. Remove dust with a vacuum, compressed air, a tack cloth or a water-dampened rag. Let dry completely before applying Outdoor Oil
Preparation for Raw Wood Outdoor Projects
Projects such as Furniture, Mail Boxes, Signs and Bird Houses. Sand with 120-grit sandpaper followed by 150-grit sandpaper. Sand closed-grain wood, e.g., cherry, pine, maple, birch and alder, with 150-grit sandpaper followed by 180-grit sandpaper. Remove dust with a vacuum, compressed air, a tack cloth or a water-dampened rag. Let dry completely before applying Outdoor Oil.
General Finishes Outdoor Oil Application Steps
- Stir General Finishes Outdoor Oil. Do NOT thin.
- Apply 1-2 coats.
- Brush application: Apply a liberal coat of Outdoor Oil with a cloth, brush OR roller. Allow it to penetrate for about 5 minutes, then wipe the excess oil off the surface. It is important to remove extra oil; any oil buildup that dries on the surface may cause drying problems.
- Spray application: Spray wet films at 3-5-mil thickness. HVLP: 1.1mm-1.3mm spray tip, medium air cap. Verify tip sizes with your equipment supplier. Keep your gun at a 90° angle, 6-8" from the surface. On large, flat areas, use wet, even patterns 6-8" wide. For narrow surfaces, reduce the fan pattern to 2-3" wide to reduce overspray. Overlap each pass 25% to conceal lines. Wear a full filter respirator (NIOSH/MSHA approved).
- Spray on a wet coat and let the oil penetrate for 5 minutes. Wipe off the excess off with a clean cloth.
- Dry 24-36 hours between coats in ideal conditions, 70°F/20°C; 50-70% humidity. If in doubt, wait longer.
Increase dry time if:
- Applying over an existing sealed finish
- Thick coats are applied
- 3+ coats are applied
- Humidity is over 80%