Application Instructions

*Prep work, Method and application is different than other traditional finishes*

General Use Instructions

Key Application Instruction for All Applications

Though it is not required, we highly recommend the use of an industrial orbital polisher running in the 1500-1800rpm range for both the application and removal process. The absorption process is aided by each rotation of the application pad thus to achieve the same finish performance by hand could take 20-30x as long and is often less consistent. The same applies to the removal process which is often under performed by hand. Care should be taken to keep the polisher moving across the surface so as not to burn the surface in one spot.

The application process for Odie’s Oil is similar to that of waxing a car…apply >>> let haze/absorb >>> buff off. As with automotive waxes, any finish left on the surface will appear cloudy. The difference is that Odies Oil requires at least an hour to absorb before buffing off.

Storage

Because Odies oil cures in the presence of oxygen keeping the jar sealed tightly and using bloxygen or argon sealing gas will increase shelf life once opened. (Expected shelf life without an extender can exceed 6 months depending on climate / storage temperature)

Important Warnings

Oil soaked rags can spontaneously combust. Dispose of oil saturated applicators and rages in a fireproof container.

Read Safety Data Sheet before use.

Applying Odie’s to Wood

For a wood application video: Click Here

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Before You Start
  1. Odie’s oil 
  2. Stir stick 
  3. Terry cloth rags
  4. Abrasive pad (the pad should coincide with the level of sanding as below)
    • Maroon – 180 grit and below 
    • Grey – 220 – 400 grit
    • White- 400 grit and above 
Sanding

Begin by sanding, scraping or planing the wood surface to be finished. Be sure to sand the wood properly to achieve the best results with Odie’s oil. The preparation of your material is as pivotal in the process as applying the oil itself. The higher the grit you sand your material to will translate to the sheen achieved with the finish – simply put higher grit = higher sheen. For a matte finish we recommend not exceeding 180 grit. Once you finish sanding be sure to wipe off the surface cleaning it of any surface dust. 

Application

Upon opening the jar of Odie’s make sure to mix the product thoroughly. The consistency should be that of honey. Sparingly pour the Odie’s oil onto surface, because Odies Oil does not contain solvents to evaporate, a little goes a long way. using a plastic card or putty knife spread the oil over the entire surface evenly distributing the product. Then using a 3M abrasive pad work the product In to the wood using a circular motion, take your time with this step and make sure to work it in well. The goal is to completely saturate the wood and fill the pores, add additional oil to porous areas of the wood that soak up the oil and appear dry. 
Allow the finish to sit of the surface of the materials for no less than 45 minutes and no more than 20 hours from the initial application time.

  • Though it is not required, we highly recommend the use of an industrial orbital polisher running in the 1500-1800rpm range. The absorption process is aided by each rotation of the application pad thus to achieve the same finish performance by hand could take 20-30x as long and is often less consistent. The same applies to the removal process which is often under performed by hand. Care should be taken to keep the polisher moving across the surface so as not to burn the surface in one spot.

Using a terrycloth buff off all excess finish from the surface. Odies oil penetrates into the finish and cures. Hardening and protecting the wood from the inside out, Leaving a film of finish on the surface will will hinder the finishes ability to cure, buffing the finish of the wood with a terry cloth towel or lint free cotton rag.

  • Microfibre and blue shop towels are not recommended as they do a poor job of removing the excess finish.

Buff off until a clean paper towel wiped across the surface does not lift any oils. Any excess Odies oil on the surface not removed can leave the surface looking dull. 

Additional Coats (if desired)

Allow at least one hour between coats. There’s no need to sand between coats EVER! Odies oil is a self cross-linking finish

A single coat if applied properly is all that is needed to protect most projects If additional sheen or protection is desired more coats of Odies oil can be applied, Dull spots that may appear after buffing indicate areas that are not completely saturated in this case applying additional coats of Odie’s oil is recommended until the dull spots no longer appear.

Odie’s wood butter or wax can be applied to build additional protection or luster if desired. The same application instructions apply to these two finishes as the oil.

Curing Time

Allow Odies oil to cure for 48 hours before putting your project to use. Based on our experience the longer the finish is left before it is used the better, up to two weeks is recommended. 
Odies oil can be tinted directly in the jar using Cornwall’s creative colours to achieve any desired colour

Applying Odie’s to Metal

Before You Start
  1. Odie’s oil 
  2. Stir stick 
  3. Terry cloth rags
  4. 3M White Abrasive pad
Preparation

Start by cleaning surface to be finished with Odies oil – surface should be clean and free of any surface contaminates .

Upon opening the jar of Odies make sure to mix the product thoroughly. The consistency should be that of honey.

Application

Sparingly pour the Odies oil onto surface, because Odies oil does not contain solvents to evaporate, a little goes a long way. Using a plastic card or putty knife, spread the oil over the entire surface evenly distributing the product. Then using a 3M Abrasive hand pad or a cotton cloth work the product into the metal using a circular motion, take your time with this step and make sure to work it in well. The goal is to completely saturate the surface and fill the pores. 

Allow the finish to sit of the surface of the materials for 10 minutes before buffing.

  • Though it is not required, we highly recommend the use of an industrial orbital polisher running in the 1500-1800rpm range. The absorption process is aided by each rotation of the application pad thus to achieve the same finish performance by hand could take 20-30x as long and is often less consistent.

Using a terrycloth buff off all excess finish from the surface.

Odies oil penetrates into the finish and cures. Leaving a film of finish on the surface will will hinder the finishes ability to cure, buff the finish off with a terry cloth towel or lint free cotton rag

  • Microfibre and blue shop towels are not recommended as they do a poor job of removing the excess finish.

Buff off until a clean paper towel wiped across the surface does not lift any oils. Any excess Odies oil on the surface not removed can leave the surface looking dull. A single coat if applied properly is all that is needed to protect most projects. If additional sheen or protection is desired, more coats of Odies oil can be applied.

Additional Coats (if desired)

Allow at least one hour between coats.

Odie’s Wood Butter or Wax can be applied to build additional protection or luster, if desired. The same application instructions apply to these two finishes as the oil 

Curing Time

Allow Odies Oil to cure for 48 hours before putting your project to use. Based on our experience, the longer the finish is left before it is used the better up to two weeks is recommended. 
Odies Oil can be tinted directly in the jar using Cornwall’s creative colours to achieve any desired colour.

Applying Odie’s to Leather

Before You Start
  1. Odie’s oil 
  2. Stir stick 
  3. Terry cloth rags
  4. 3M White Abrasive Pad
Preparation

Upon opening the jar of Odies make sure to mix the product thoroughly. The consistency should be that of honey.

Ensure your surface is clean and dry.

Application

Using a cotton cloth or white 3m abrasive pad dip into cloth into the Odies Oil, Odies Oil does not contain solvents to evaporate, a little goes a long way. work the product In to the leather using a circular motion, take your time with this step and make sure to work it in well.

The goal is to completely saturate the leather and fill the pores, add additional oil to the leather of it appears dry.

Allow the finish to sit of the surface of the leather for no less than one 45 minutes and no more than 20 hours from the initial application time

Using a terrycloth buff off all excess finish from the surface. Odies oil penetrates into the finish and cures. Hardening and protecting the leather from the inside out,
Leaving a film of finish on the surface of the leather will hinder the finishes ability to cure, buff the finish off the leather with a terry cloth towel or lint free cotton rag.

  • Microfibre and blue shop towels are not recommended as they do a poor job of removing the excess finish.

Buff until a finger pulled across the surface leaves no marks. Any excess Odies oil on the surface not removed can leave the surface looking dull.

A single coat if applied properly is all that is needed. If additional sheen or protection is desired more coats of Odies oil can be applied.
Dull spots that may appear after buffing indicate areas that are not completely saturated in this case applying additional coats of Odie’s Oil is recommended until the dull spots no longer appear.

Additional Coats (if desired)

Allow at least one hour between coats.

Odie’s Wood Butter or Wax can be applied to build additional protection or luster if desired. The same application instructions apply to these two finishes as the oil.

Curing Time

Allow Odies Oil to cure for 48 hours before putting your project to use. Based on our experience, the longer the finish is left before it is used the better up to two weeks is recommended. 
Odies Oil can be tinted directly in the jar using Cornwall’s creative colours to achieve any desired colour.

Applying Odie’s to Concrete

For a concrete application video: Click Here

Before You Start
  1. Odies oil
  2. Stir stick
  3. 3M abrasive disc
  4. 3M abrasive hand pad (pad should coincide with the level of sanding)
  5. Terry cloth rags
Preparation

The preparation of your concrete is as pivotal in the process as applying the oil itself. The higher the grit you sand or polish your material to will translate to the sheen achieved with the finish – simply put higher grit or more polishing = higher sheen. For a matte finish we recommend not exceeding 180 grit.
Once you finish sanding be sure to clean off the surface removing it of any surface dust.

Application

Upon opening the jar of Odie’s make sure to mix the product thoroughly. The consistency should be that of honey.
Sparingly pour the Odie’s Oil onto surface, because Odie’s Oil does not contain solvents to evaporate. Using a plastic scraper or putty knife spread the oil over the entire surface evenly distributing the product. Then using a 3M abrasive hand pad, work the product In to the concrete using a circular motion, take your time with this step and make sure to work it in well. The goal is to completely saturate the concrete and fill the pores, add additional oil to porous areas of the concrete that soak up the oil and appear dry. 
Allow the finish to sit of the surface for no less than 45 minutes and no more than 20 hours from the initial application time.

  • Though it is not required, we highly recommend the use of an industrial orbital polisher running in the 1500-1800rpm range for both the application and removal process. The absorption process is aided by each rotation of the application pad thus to achieve the same finish performance by hand could take 20-30x as long and is often less consistent. The same applies to the removal process which is often under performed by hand. Care should be taken to keep the polisher moving across the surface so as not to burn the surface in one spot.

Using a terrycloth buff off all excess finish from the surface. Odie’s Oil penetrates into the finish and cures. Hardening and protecting the concrete from the inside out. Leaving a film of finish on the surface will hinder the finishes ability to cure. Buffing the finish off the concrete with a terry cloth towel or lint free cotton rag.

  • Microfibre and blue shop towels are not recommended as they do a poor job of removing the excess finish.

Buff off until a clean paper towel wiped across the surface does not lift any oils. Any excess Odies oil on the surface not removed can leave the surface looking dull. A single coat if applied properly is all that is needed to protect most projects If additional sheen or protection is desired more coats of Odies oil can be applied. Dull spots that may appear after buffing indicate areas that are not completely saturated in this case applying additional coats of Odie’s oil is recommended until the dull spots no longer appear.

Additional Coats (if desired)

Allow at least one hour between coats 
There’s no need to sand between coats. Odie’s Oil is a self cross-linking finish.

Curing Time

Allow Odie’s Oil to cure for 48 hours before putting your project to use. Based on our experience, the longer the finish is left before it is used the better up to two weeks is recommended. 

**instructions above have been tested by our industrial customers; however, there are many variables when applying oils of any kind.