Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions and their answers. If you are experiencing troubles do not sand the oil off, please give us a call or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any harmful chemicals in the Odie’s products?
Nope! There are no harmful chemicals, solvents, VOC’s, or hardeners in Odie’s finishes.
What can Odie’s be used on?
Odie’s Finishes can be used on virtually any surface. This includes, but isn’t limited to wood, concrete, clay, marble, brick, metal, plastic, leather, and epoxy.
Can Odie’s products be used outdoors?
All Odie’s products can be used outdoors with the exception of our dark products.
Does Odie's offer UV and weather protection?
Yes, Odie's finishes offer UV and mold protection. But, for additional protection we recommend you add Mr. Cornwall's Creative colours which will act as sunblock. Refresh your piece as needed and be sure to keep the surface clean to reduce any chance of mold growth. We do not recommend Odie's Dark Finishes for outdoor use.
How can I clean things that are finished with Odie’s products?
There are three different ways to clean things that are finished with Odie’s products:
-You can mix 1 part vinegar with 10 parts water and clean with a terry cotton cloth.
-You can use soapy water (like dish soap), but remember to rinse all the suds off, and then wipe it dry. Or, you can make your own cleaner using Odie’s Cleaning Concentrate. To do this, you can make a mixture - mix 2% of Odie's Cleaner Concentrate with 98% water in a spray bottle. Just spray, wipe clean, and dry.
When should I refresh my finish?
In most instances, you will not have to refresh for many years. But when needed, just clean the surface and a simple light reapplication with one of our finishes is all that is needed.
Can I use Odie’s oil on top of an already present stain or finish?
Yes - but it’s always best to use Odie's directly on the surface.
Make your own with one of Mr. Cornwall's Creative Colors and Odie's Oil. Choose your color here.
Can I order all of the Odie’s products if I am not in the USA?
Right now we are unable to ship the Bloxygen, the Odie’s Safer Solvent, and the Cleaning Concentrate outside of North America.
How many square feet of wood can one 9oz jar of Odie’s oil cover?
Depending on the wood type Odie’s Oil can cover up to 250 square feet on most domestic wood species, and over 500 square feet on denser wood species. It is the most efficient finish on the market!
See product descriptions for the coverage of each individual product.
How long can I let my Odie’s sit on a shelf once opened?
There are a lot of environmental factors that will contribute to preserving the shelf life of your Odie's Oil. We recommend using a finish preserver such as Bloxygen to lengthen the shelf life of your Odie's - Bloxygen can be found here.
Why is my Bloxygen can so light?
Bloxygen is a gas, so it is normal for it to feel extremely light.
Why is the wax so hard?
Our wax is a traditional hard wax, so it’s supposed to be hard.
Can I mix pigments into Odie’s Oils?
Yes. You can mix any oil compatible pigment into the Odie’s oil to make a stain, but we recommend Mr. Cornwall’s Creative Colours.
Do I need to sand in between layers?
No. You do not need to sand in between layers, but you can if you'd like to.
How long is the cure time for my wood project?
Cure time for Odie’s Universal and Super Duper light oil: most surfaces can be used within 24 hours and can be exposed to liquids within 3-5 days.
Cure time for the rest of our finishes: your piece can be handled almost immediately after buffing, however we suggest you give it a day or two to further the cure before any use. If you know the piece is going to be exposed to water or liquids, we suggest you give 5 days of cure time for best results.
On exterior decks 4-5 days of dry weather is all that is required.
How do I get a better sheen?
Your sheen will depend on the quality of finish prep as well as on the sanding grit used. The lower the grit, the more matte the sheen, and the higher the grit, the higher the sheen. When sanding to a higher grit remember not to skip grits.
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