A finish with linseed oil
Ideal for preserving moisture-sensitive woods, linseed oil waterproofs and nourishes them while maintaining their visible veins. Be aware, however, that it tends to darken the hue of the wood.
Tools and materials needed:
A foam brush
Fine sandpaper or very fine sandpaper (between 120 and 180)
Step 1: Surface preparation
Protect the floor with old newspapers and put on gloves.
Sand the previous layers of wax or oil with sandpaper, always passing the abrasive in the direction of the wood.
Then dust off everything and then wipe the surface with a clean cloth dipped in linseed oil.
Step 2: the first layer
Soak, without overloading it, the linen oil foam brush.
Pass the brush in the direction of the fiber without stopping, to avoid traces.
Let it dry for about 15 minutes then iron a clean cloth to remove excess oil.
Step 3: The second layer
Wait a few hours for the first layer to become wet, then brush on for a second, wiping with a rag like the previous one.
Step 4: finishing
Let it pass for twenty-four hours then polish the surface with a clean cloth.