I am looking to oil the floors in a house I rent. I believe it is pine wood, unvarnished and simply in bad need of oil.
Linseed oil seems highly processed, is there another, more natural, option available? The house is 100 years old and in Portland Oregon. Thank you.
Yes, there are other clear wood finishes, though linseed oil would seem like the natural choice. But it is:
- combined with other not so natural things (processed as you say)
- subject to extremely long drying times, and
- difficulty to use, etc.
- These are waterborne polyurethane finishes not oils but some of their products will provide the raw wood or oiled look and feel.
- They are truly beautiful and extremely 'green'. They are very low VOC and Greenguard certified.
We have used the Bona Naturale product to achieve a complete natural wood matte finish that looks just like an oiled floor.
Best of luck!
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