What is the difference between Mr. Cornwall’s Super Duper Everlasting Oil and Universal Odie’s Oil?
Mr. Cornwall’s Super Duper Everlasting Oil is a much thinner formulation, providing a bit of warmer look, similar to danish oil in application just wipe on wipe off with the strength, durability and all natural, food safe qualities you’ve come to expect with Odie’s line of finishes (2 or 3 coats recommended). The light version is for interior and exterior use while dark version is recommended for interior use only. Super Duper is a stand alone finish, which can also be used in conjunction with all Odie’s products. It also works well for making stains, simply add our pigments and mix.
When should I use Odie’s Solvent-free Super Penetrating Oil?
Odie’s Super Solvent-free Penetrating Oil should be used when you need extra stabilization, or when you are covering a large area. It is a thinner consistency than the Universal Odie’s Oil, but still provides protection and sheen. For the best protection, especially when working outside, we recommend that you first put a layer of Odie’s Solvent-free Super Penetrating Oil, and then put an additional layer of regular Odie’s Oil.
What is the difference between Odie’s Oxi and Odie’s Dark/ Super Duper Dark Oil?
Oxi, Dark and Super Duper Dark are oxidizing oils. They patina the wood over time, the dark level depending on oxidation, natural sugars and tannins content within the piece of wood. Oxi is a translucent oil. Odie’s Dark Oil and Super Duper Dark are made out from darker ingredients and may change the color of the wood by maybe a shade, but also add contrast to the grain. The Super Duper Dark is a thinner formulation similar with danish oil in application just wipe ON – wipe OFF.
Would there be any difference if I apply any of Odie’s Dark Oils over Odie’s Universal?
If you apply any of Odie’s Dark Oils over Odie’s Universal or Super Penetrating Oil or Super Duper Light there will very little change in color if any, because the dark not only oxidizes but also interacts or changes depending on the tannins into the wood.
What is the difference between the Butter and the Wax?
The Wax is a traditional hard wax, and is usually used as a final layer to provide added protection. It is also a stand alone finish. We like to use it on very light wood to keep them very light (not pop the grain). The Butter is a hybrid between the oil and the wax, and is a softer consistency. It is used as a building layer, and provides additional protectIon and extra sheen. It can also be used alone. Please wait one day in between coats.
Should I use the Butter or the Wax?
The wax is used in very small amounts and should be used when you are looking for added protection and sheen. The Butter should be used when you are looking for some added protection, build, and sheen. Both of the products can be used alone, but it is highly recommended that they be used in conjunction with the Odie’s Oil as additional coats of protection and sheen.