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Stain & Finishing Oil - SFO

Regular price $90.99 CAD
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Stain & Finishing Oil is a wood conditioner, stain and top coat all in one that offers exceptional durability in high traffic areas like table tops, kitchen cabinets, and even flooring.

Can be used on bare wood or over previously painted surfaces.No additional top coat required - it is highly durable as is. If you're looking for added durability, applying a coat of Natural will increase sheen and durability without intensifying your colour. 

If you apply it over Fusion Mineral Paint™ for a glaze effect or to increase the sheen, we recommend removing excess right away, as the SFO will not soak in and may leave a sticky finish that takes a few days to dry.

Use the Natural colour over Fusion Mineral Paint™ colours to increase the sheen and offer superior durability, or brush on one of the pigmented colours and wipe off immediately for a beautiful, easy glaze effect.

Our special blend is highly concentrated in pigment, so a little goes a long way. The 237 mL container will cover the same area as 1 litre of comparable stains.

Please keep in mind that all oil based products typically yellow in time. Using this over top of a white paint, will cause a slight yellowing effect. We recommend our Tough Coat for going over lighter colours to avoid yellowing. 

Fusion™ Mineral Paint Stain & Finishing Oil over bare wood.

Using our Stain and Finishing Oil (SFO) over bare wood is a straightforward process:

Begin by generously applying the SFO either by pouring it onto the surface or brushing it on, ensuring even coverage on the properly prepped and sanded wood.

After allowing it to penetrate for anywhere up to 15 minutes, remove any excess with a clean rag. For added depth of colour or increased sheen, consider applying a second coat after the recommended re-coat time of 9 hours.

The natural pigments in the SFO enhance the wood's grain, offering a beautiful accentuation. This product is a blend of natural oils and resins designed to penetrate deeply into the wood fibers, creating a robust, and water-resistant finish.

Unlike traditional topcoats, SFO doesn't form a surface film; instead, it becomes an integral part of your wood, providing long-lasting protection and enhancing its natural beauty.

Stain & Finishing Oil over Fusion™ Mineral Paint 

Stain and Finishing Oil (SFO) can be used over larger surfaces to increase protection and the sheen, the more coats you apply the more increase in sheen will occur.
Using over Fusion™ Mineral Paint to increase the sheen, depth of colour and durability simply buff on a very thin amount of the Natural ( clear). 
Using pigmented SFO can act as an antiquing glaze which adds age and character.

Over larger painted surfaces the SFO needs to be applied in thin amounts and buffed on. Applying in long strokes from end to end can result in lines or streaks. Over table tops for example you should apply the SFO in circular motions and ensure the excess is removed. You are aiming for the thinnest, even application possible.

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    Application Tool Brush, lint free rag, applicator pad
    Location  Interior
    Re-coat Time  9 hrs
    Top Coat No additional top coat is required.- this is made strong enough for floors and table tops. However you may use wax or "Natural" colour Stain & Finishing Oil to increase the sheen but not deepen the colour. 
    Clean Up Odourless Solvent 
    Coverage  40-75 sq.ft. 
    Finish/Sheen Matte to high sheen. Each additional layer and buffing increases the sheen. 
    Recommended Uses  Reclaimed wood, bare wood, table tops, floors, most any surface, painted finish or Milk Painted pieces. 
    Can Be Applied To  Use as a stain over raw or well-sanded wood; apply over painted surface for added sheen, glaze effect, or added protection; seal milk paint or other porous paint. Not recommended over light colours as it will yellow.
    Can Be Painted Over Once dried if over bare wood and only 1 coat applied, 10 days after for multiple coats applied . Test to ensure prior to tackling a full project.
    How to Prep  Apply over any surface or top coat for desired effect except wax.
    Cure Time  10 Days
    Maintenance/ Cleaning  Light cleaners, as they will strip away the natural oil.


    How To Use on Bare Wood : pour or brush onto evenly sanded surface, remove excess after 15-20 minutes.If desired, add a second coat after re-coat time for deeper colour or more sheen. The pigment in it stains your wood accentuating the grain. SFO is a combination of natural oils and resins that penetrate into wood fibres to create a durable, scratch-resistant, waterproof finish. It does not leave a surface film that sits on top, but instead soaks into and becomes a part of your wood.

    If applying over Fusion Mineral Paint, remove excess immediately. 


    Use the Natural color over Fusion Mineral Paint™ colours to increase the sheen and offer superior durability, or brush on one of the pigmented colours and wipe off immediately for a beautiful, easy glaze effect. Our special blend is highly concentrated in pigment, so a little goes a long way. The 237 mL container will cover the same area as 1 litre of comparable stains.


    What colours does it come in?
    Natural (no pigment with a slight ageing effect); White; Driftwood (light grey); Cappuccino (dark brown); Golden Pine; Ebony (black)

    What is the difference between this and other oil-based stains?

    This stain is highly concentrated in pigment so that a little goes a long way - the small can of SFO that we sell goes just as far as the big cans of other brands. We use as little solvent as possible to reduce our VOC levels and reduce the odour of the product. We use many different natural oils to condition and protect the wood that it is applied to.

    How do I increase the sheen?

    Add more coats! You can recoat in about 6 hours. If you’re satisfied with the colour but want more sheen, add another coat of Natural.BLOG
    I like the colour I have, but I think it needs more protection.
    If you’re not satisfied with the level of protection you have, what you can do is either add another coat of SFO in Natural, or even add a coat of our Gel Stain & Topcoat in Patina.

    How durable is it? Can I use it on my floors?

    SFO is so durable, you can use it on your floors! It is mostly an oil product that soaks into wood, but it does have a bit of resin that sits on top and adds a protective barrier.

    Is this food safe?
    No. We advise against using this on surfaces that come into contact with food.
    How do I avoid watermarks?
    Watermarks are often caused by a surface that is not well sealed, which means that the product has not been properly applied or the surface has not been properly prepared.
    It is important to properly prepare the surface to receive Stain and Finishing Oil. Degreasing or stripping and sanding down to the raw wood is necessary. When you have properly sanded the wood, finish with 120-grit sandpaper then you can apply the product.
    It is important not to exceed two coats of SFO, as the wood is saturated after two coats, the additional coats will dry on the surface and it is this residue that can create watermarks.
    Always use gentle soap for cleaning oiled wood, no degreasing products like dish soap. Renew the oil with a very light additional coat every year or 2 years depending on the use of the surface.
    As with anything, extra protection of the surface during use with coasters and placemats certainly helps.
    Can I use it over Fusion Mineral Paint?
    Yes definitely! For this application, we suggest brushing or wiping on, and immediately removing the excess. It works well as a glaze or to add a beautiful sheen over the paint. Please be aware that the SFO, like all oil based products, does yellow over time and this will show up more dominantly over a white base.BLOG

    Can I use Fusion Mineral Paint over it?

    Once it is cured, in about 10-12 days.

    What prep do I have to do?

    As always, make sure you’re starting with a clean surface. For wood applications, we do recommend you at least scuff sand, if not sand down to raw wood. A finish with 220 grit is a great way to prepare raw wood for SFO. For an even application, ensure that the surface is sanded evenly with the same grit.

    Do I need a top coat over this?

    Nope! SFO has a built in resin topcoat. For extra protection, add another layer of Natural on top.

    Can SFO be used outdoors?

    No. SFO is an interior finish.

    Can you mix me a custom colour?

    The only colours available are the ones we list on our website - but you can layer different colours over-top of each other, or you can try mixing different SFO colours together before applying.

    Read all about the most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.


    Learn how to prep your furniture, apply our paint, choose a top coat or brush for your perfect project by checking our our free getting started guides.


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