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Posted on Rubio Monocoat vs Osmo Wood Wax

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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 07-19-2019 01:59 AM

Don’t forget about Fiddes hard wax oils. They work similar to Osmo.

Drying oil and hard wax blends have been around for centuries. Key to making one is dissolving the wax into a safe low viscosity solvent. So use a light weight oil and melt the wax to allow dispersion and blending
They are many drying oils to choose from and are sold in bulk cheap everywhere.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drying_oil

Most common hard wax is canauba, Brazil, or palm wax:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnauba_wax

Once you know a little chemistry:
+1 Rubio is too expensive to ever warrant consideration.

PS – using an oil/wax finish in plant stand getting splashed with water once a day, means you better plan for regular re-coating and maintenance. YMMV

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!


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