AFM Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil
AFM Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil is an organic plant-based premium penetrating oil for new and old unfinished woods. Excellent on wood fencing, timberwork, furniture, decking, paneling and trim, it rejuvenates, weatherproofs and enhances the innate beauty of wood surfaces. Reduces peeling, blistering, cracking and improves dimensional stability.
- 1 quart.
- 1 gallon.
- 5 gallon.
Coverage will vary depending upon the type, age, and porosity of the wood and on the number of coats applied. Test patches will provide a good indication of likely coverage. In general, when applied in wet-on-wet coats to weathered wood, one gallon will cover from 125 square feet to 250 square feet; on new, relatively non- porous wood, from 250 – 450+ square feet. If necessary or desired, Safecoat Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil may be thinned with Safecoat.
Naturals Diluent/Reducer No. 4099. Thinning may improve flow, absorption and drying, but will reduce solids, potentially affecting performance.
Safecoat Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil can be used on most unsealed wood, new or weathered. Surfaces must be cleaned of any grease, oils, dust, dirt, wax, prior coatings, adhesives and other foreign materials. Most woods should be sanded first with 120-150 grit sandpaper (when sanding, move in the direction of the grain; never sand across the grain of the wood). Note that product will generally appear lighter on wood where finer grit sandpaper is used, as finer sanding will burnish the wood and inhibit penetration. Wipe surface with a damp sponge or cloth to remove dust. Surface must be completely dry and stable before application. Moisture content of the wood must be below 12%.
Every species of wood, and every piece of wood within a species, is unique and will react differently to a natural product. For example, soft or porous woods such as pine, alder, birch, fir, cedar and redwood may absorb oil unevenly; some woods may contain tannins and other extractives that will bleed through to the surface and affect appearance. Accordingly, ALWAYS conduct several test patches or a test coat to ensure compatibility and acceptability of appearance before application to the entire surface. Stir oil thoroughly prior to, and occasionally during, use. Although Safecoat Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil contains no formaldehyde or other toxic ingedients and requires no special protective equipment to apply, assure good ventilation throughout use and while product is drying. Protect adjacent surfaces not to be coated, including plants. Apply one even coat, working with the grain, using a premium quality, wide bristle brush, a roller (followed immediately by back brushing), or an airless sprayer with a 0.11 or larger tip and 700 – 800 psi (lowest pressure to achieve a full wet spray without atomization). Allow finish to penetrate for 10 – 15 minutes, then APPLY A SECOND COAT WHILE FIRST COAT IS STILL WET. Allow the second coat to penetrate for 10 – 15 minutes, then wipe off any oil that has not penetrated into the wood with a clean, absorbent cloth (see warning about spontaneous combustion elsewhere on this data sheet). Do not allow oil to puddle. If desired and wood is still absorptive, another coat may be applied after 24 hours, but note that additional coats will inhibit the ability to absorb stains or hard surface sealers.
Note: these instructions are intended to be general only and not exhaustive. The applicator should determine what preparation and techniques are best suited to the specific surface.
Under normal conditions (70 degrees F and 50% humidity) and with good ventilation, wood treated will be dry and ready for use in 24 – 48 hours. Allow two to three weeks for Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil to cure.