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Fluxaf Super & Osmo oil to strip and restore oak windows

Richard Willott in E Anglia spends most of his time working on kitchens and has oiled a few worktops in his time, as part of the service. Occasionally, though, he is asked while you are here…! Here he has documented how he used Fluxaf Super to strip and restore oak windows back to life with Osmo oil.

exterior oak windows before

These are clearly oak windows under the hard wax oil from the last decoration cycle, but the owner wanted the woodwork looking closer to what nature intended.

* FLuxaf Super is a paint stripper that works its magic on a slow, safe and gentle fuse.

fluxaf super

Apply liberally and wait for it to work. The old adage, let the stripper do the work, was never more apt!

(If you want an old fashioned aggressive stripping experience, where you need to see the stripper work, bubble and strip before your eyes, one layer at a time! Fluxaf Pro is the one for you. Safe to use with reduced VOCs, it takes a more “manual stripper” approach, but still an altogether more pleasant aggressive conventional stripper than the Nitromors ilk of yesteryear.)

Whichever approach you take, read the instructions for personal protective equipment. Wash off the after-effects of the paint stripper and this is what you should be left with.

oak after Fluxaf super

Sanding and removing dust, Richard has taken it back to the oak, ready for treating.

oak after sanding

Osmo oil is a tried and tested timber treatment which we are familiar with for a multitude of uses on interior and exterior timber.

oiled oak windows

Oils apply very well with the Fox brush.

Fox paint brush and Osmo oil

Lacking something?

At Traditional Painter we are always on the look out for reliable, superior alternatives to the mainstream norm. A natural wood treatment range from Holland called Lacq is one of interest. The traditional and proven recipes are courtesy of Vliegenthart (the company behind Fluxaf) and their range promises to fill a lot of gaps. Varnishes for fireplaces, worktops, flooring, furniture; linseed based paints and much more…

Energol natural wood treatment

Where users prefer to pass by the cheap aisle, and require the extended performance promised by the Osmo’s of this world, they should look at Lacq. Their range is high performance, with the extra bonus of natural highest grade ingredients with lovely natural odours. These are proven, from a company who has manuactured many of these “new” recipes for 80 years, off the radar.

Richard can be contacted here for kitchen and furniture painting and beautifying timber in and around Suffolk and Norfolk.



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