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What Is Odie's Dark? // Odie's Oil Products 

How to Apply Odie's Dark on Flooring | Non-Toxic Wood Finish 

Odie's Dark Oil (ODO) is a remarkable rich dark finishing oil, containing naturalreactive and oxidizing oils that darken wood. Food safe, solventfree and non toxic, containing no added driers, heavy metals or part 2 catalyst.

Odie’s Dark Oilrichens and darkens wood, not only when applied but with age, exposure and in reaction with the naturaltannins in wood. ODO protects, stabilizes, beautifies and enhances any wood surface easily, safely and naturally. ODO penetrates, cross links and bonds molecularly, becoming one with the surface. It does not sit on top as a shell or film like many conventional finishes. It cures fast and hard while also remaining flexible. This means it will never peel, flake, chip, delaminate, wrinkle or leave unsightly white scratch marks or cracks! The dark depth and rich patina are such that results cannot be duplicated with a stain. Odie's Dark line of finishes create incredible contrast, blacks pop! Odie’s Dark contains natural UV inhibitors, helping to protect from the sun's harmful radiation. Odie’s Dark Oil will actually get better with age, becoming more durable and beautiful.

Recommended for interior use on any wooden items like doors, floors, tables, countertops, fine furniture, bowls,toys and more! Great for all species of wood, exotic and domestic. Formulated to work on even the oiliest of woods. Great for white oak, walnut, cherry, mahogany, ebony, wenge and more! Odie's Dark Oil is greatfor wood turners and can be used as a friction polish!

Odie’s Dark Oil is a modified and enhanced Tung Oil based finish. Our Tung Oil has been put through proprietary processes which has then been mixed in a special blend of the finest

essential oils and waxes. The dark depth and rich patina of Odie’s Dark line of finishes are such thatresults cannot be duplicated with a stain. Born out of inspiration, hard work and a driving need to solve problems with the culmination of 40+ years of research, development and field testing performed in the most extreme environments produced a revolutionary product line that out performs and out covers the competition with unparalleled protection, versatility, beauty, durability and value, all withoutthe use of ANY toxic chemicals, petroleum derived solvents, isocyanate hardeners, heavy metals or added driers. No worries! Odysseus Cornwall’s finishes are safe for everybody: families, kids, and pets! Odysseus Cornwall’s finishes are easy to use! No sanding or stripping in between coats or for retouching! Wipe on, Wait a while, Buff off. Easy! A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY! USE SPARINGLY. "No solvents" means there is almost nothing to evaporate, so what you put on the wood, stays in the wood. Odysseus Cornwall’s finishes cover many, many times the area of other wood finishes. Up to 20 times the coverage as conventional finishes.


9 oz reusable glass jars

Approximately 21-25+ Sq. Ft per oz on typical domestic hardwoods (ie:cherry, walnut, maple, 
Approximately 14-18+ Sq. Ft per oz on softwoods (ie:cedar, pine, fir)
Up to 35-50+ Sq. Ft on dense exotic hardwoods (ie:rosewood, purpleheart, brazilian walnut, jatoba)

-Stir or mix well as ingredients may settle overtime
-Calculate how much oil you need for your project based on wood species. Apply sparingly to a non woven pad (rated equal to or just higher than your last sanding grit) and work the oil into the surface using circular motions. The friction from the application process helps to loosen up and drive the oil into the surface. Remember a little Odie’s goes a long way, do not over apply!
-Once the finish has been thoroughly worked into the surface, allow to set up for approximately 10 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the surface applied to (45-60 minutes typically being the ideal time for wood) For surfaces like leather, metal, plastic, stone, epoxy and concrete, you can buff off almost immediately after application. Do not allow the product to set for more than 8- 10 hours, this may result in a reapplication with Odie’s Universal Oil to reactivate the finish for a proper buff/wipe off.
-Now it’s time to Buff Off and remove any and all excess/residual oil from the surface until dry to touch. Take a clean terry cotton towel and scrub the surface clean, making sure to regularly flip to a clean section oftowel as it gets loaded up with oil. Switch to a clean towel if/when needed. If you can swipe a clean finger across the surface without leaving a mark, you are done!
-Most surfaces can be handled almost immediately and lightly used within 24-48 hrs. Please allow 3-5 days cure time before being subjected to standing liquids.
-Additional coats of your favorite Odie’s finish, Odie’s Universal Oil, Odie’s Wood Butter or Super Duper Oil can be applied using the same easy steps as above. We recommend waiting a day between coats with the exception of Odie’s Waxes, if top coating with Odie’s waxes, ideally, we recommend 3-5 days cure time.
-For non porous surfaces like epoxy resin, metal, stone and polished concrete much less oil is needed in the application process, please see coverage metrics

The only way to wear the finish away is to wear the surface away itself. If and when the time comes for some maintenance, whether it’s your floor, a countertop, tabletop or cutting board etc, simply clean the surface (check out to clean your Odie’s treated surfaces here) and apply another light coat of your desired choice of Odysseus Cornwall’s finish as per their instructions.

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    Odie's dark

    Posted by kurt schellack on 25th Apr 2024

    I am pre-finishing V-Rustic Hickory flooring with Odie's dark. Results are looking very nice. Would like to have the dark available in 32oz containers in addition to the 9oz

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    Odie's Dark Oil is the best

    Posted by Susan Copple on 1st Apr 2024

    I love the finish of Odie's Dark Oil on my restoration of mid century furniture. My customers absolutely love the look and quality.

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    Odies Dark Oil

    Posted by Nick on 22nd Jan 2024

    I was so happy to get my new jar of the dark oil. I love all the products but lean towards the dark line. Just seems to add a little extra warmth to projects. I love it on forgives maple the most I’d say, and it doesn’t yellow it like other popular hard wax oils out there. It doesn’t go in any darker really but after a few weeks you can tell the difference. It has the same protection as the regular oil. I’ve done quite a few water spot tests and it protects really well. Follow the directions and you can’t get a better finish

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    Posted by Steve on 5th Dec 2023

    This is the best way to finish off any wood project. Could not be happier!

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    Odies Dark

    Posted by Gina Bach on 20th Oct 2023

    I use the product to give my Natur Design a great and beautiful finish. It's really the best . I have used it the last 5/4 years

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    A really fine option for furniture

    Posted by Joseph Crowe on 9th Jul 2023

    I've been playing with Odie's products for about a year and a half now. I like the ease of use and am finding using these products to be a bit of a rabbit hole. I have been trying different woods with different levels of sanding and surface preparation. The videos on the website are correct....these products are so interesting in their effects especially when the surface is sanded up to fairly high grits. I'm really enjoying this experience.

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    Odie’s Dark

    Posted by Mark Johnston on 4th Jul 2023

    Really great to work with, awesome results. The demo video makes the application and buffing process look really easy…but it is not….Waaaay more than the 20 minutes per room that he says it takes.

  • 5
    Excellent product. I used it on my reclaimed mahogany boards that I joined together to make a coffee table. It looks great on the mahogany. It really enriches the color!

    Posted by Mary F on 27th Apr 2023

    Great product.

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    Posted by Andrew Arnall on 26th Feb 2023

    Great for indoor projects and lighter woods

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    Odie's Dark

    Posted by Robert A Lindsay on 17th Feb 2023

    I'm new to ODIE'S just started using it. I have not been dissatisfied with the results. at first, I did not know how Odie's would work or turn out. when I was done, I was very happy on how the wood looked in the end. everyone likes it too. can't wait to see how it turns out on the walnut table I'm doing.