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Which T.Y. Finish is best for my application and what is the difference?

Oil+ Wax Furniture Grade Rejuvenating Oil  Food Grade
All natural ingredients X X X
Zero VOC X X X
Use in Kitchens and with baby toys/furniture X
Use on Furniture for Adults X X
High Wear Best Good Good
Differences This finish is the same as the rejuvenating oil with the exception of added waxes. The added waxes are not Certified organic or even rated for food use simply because bees wax and others can not be controlled like a harvested crop based oil. These waxes do add significant levels of protection that make it perfect for furniture use. This is simply the Oil component of the Oil+Wax finish. This finish is also very similar to the food grade finish however it has slight formula differences to encourage it to make your furniture look great longer. This blend is an 100% blend of Food grade certified Organic Oils. It is handled as food grade material and is ideal for applications near food items and around children.

 

 

How does T.Y. Finish compare to other finishes?

Every finish has it’s place in your home, this guide was developed to help you determine which finish is ideal for your lifestyle. Oil+Wax describes our most popular finish while Hard coatings describe the most common finishes on the market. We provide either option for your furniture, however Oil+Wax is typically what most items come with standard.How does this finish Compare to other finishes? Every finish has it’s place in your home, this guide was developed to help you determine which finish is ideal for your lifestyle. Oil and wax describes our most popular finish while Hard coatings describe the most common finishes on the market. We provide either option for your furniture, however Oil and Wax is typically what most items come with standard.

 

Oil+Wax Finish

Hard Coatings (Varnish, Lacquer, Polyurethane, etc)

Appearance

This finish lends well to an item where you want it to develop a patina with age. Similar in appearance and use as an oiled leather, it requires care and shows it's age, but with maintenance will always look wonderful. This will generally look flat to satin in sheen, giving the user the most visual and textile interaction with the natural wood. Additional polishing and finish application can lead to a semi-gloss type sheen. This finish allows the use of stains, pigments that are applied to the wood to alter it’s appearance. This is how manufacturers often can disguise less expensive wood as more desirable ones. Stains are commonly used to add interest through color to a piece of wood. This finish comes in almost any sheen one may desire but rarely is available in a sheen flatter than Satin. Some consumers complain that this finish class looks like plastic at times.

Durability

By industry standards, this finish would be considered a less “durable” coating because in reality it is not a coating at all. This blend soaks deep into the wood grain and hardening creating protection to the wood from inside the grain. regardless, an item with this finish will actually look better longer than with hard coatings. The finish also does not require major refinishing work to maintain it’s appearance. These are considered more durable finishes as they are surface coatings. Just like a paint, they sit on the surface making a plastic like barrier between you and and natural wood. This class of finishes has a finite life span. In time, through use, this coating will break down and eventually will require costly and serious refinishing work to maintain it’s appearance. When stains (added pigments) are used in conjunction with a hard coating, the repair of even simple wear can be serious and costly.

Daily Use

On a daily basis, this finish is best used in areas where it will not see direct moisture contact. When it gets moist, this finish will require some more regular maintenance to help restore the oils in the wood. This finish class excels at resisting moisture. Some coatings can take daily moisture exposure. Other coatings will chip, peel and flake if moisture is introduced. In general it is still not recommended to expose these finishes to moisture as it will eventually ruin the coating quality.

Maintenance

This finish will require annual or even monthly care depending on it’s use level. A light coating of rejuvenating oil is all you need to do to maintain this finish. A semi- annual polishing may be needed based on your use. This finish allows the user to easily maintain their furniture. Damage like scratches, scuffs and dings can be repaired in a matter of minutes. These coating require very little care. Regular polishing application is typically recommended. Likewise, minimizing moisture exposure is always smart.