The Original Finish – Heritage Natural Finish can be used on practically any woodwork, especially timbers, logs, trim, or tongue in groove. It can also be used on fine furniture applications. Original Finish is their most popular and most versatile finish. It can be applied in many different ways, including lamb’s wool pad, brush, rag, roller, or sprayer. It is thin enough for quick penetration but contains enough solids for a rich water-resistant coat. With two coats this has a matte finish. Adding additional coats, buffing and top coating with our Liquid Wax End Sealer create a shinier finish and increase the water-resistance.
All Heritage Oil Finishes are non-toxic, biodegradable, and sustainable. They use absolutely NO heavy metals or driers of any kind, which means that their products take longer to dry, but they penetrate deeper, which prevents wrinkling due to uneven drying.
Coverage: Approx. 350 square feet per gallon or 500 board feet per gallon; rough-sawn materials tend to absorb more, and wood density affects coverage. Softer woods like pine or reclaimed Doug-fir will absorb more than denser woods such as hickory. The second coat will give you more coverage than the first coat. And obviously dry wood will soak up a lot more oil than green timbers. You should order more than you think you need, rather than less.
You can apply these finishes in cold temperatures. There’s really no minimum range. However, the colder it is, the slower it soaks in and dries so apply thinner coats, be sure to wipe off what doesn’t soak in after a few hours and wait longer to apply the subsequent coats.
Clean Up: For spills, overspray, or to clean up brushes, use Heritage Natural Finishes’ Pure Citrus Solvent or other solvents such as turpentine, mineral spirits, etc.
*For additional protection against insects, consider treating all exposed wood with a borate solution before using this product.
Sizes: 4oz sample size, quarts, one-gallon paint can, 3-gallon steel pail with pour spout lid, 5-gallon steel pail with pour spout lid.