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Forum topic by MarkCh posted 01-23-2022 03:28 AM 472 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2022 03:28 AM

Just finished a white oak vanity in Rubio monocoat natural since I couldn’t find Osmo 3041, what I’ve used on other pieces. It is of course, opinion, but I feel the Osmo 3041 brings out a natural warmth in a superior fashion to rubio monocoat.


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#1 posted 01-23-2022 05:07 AM

Good to know. I’m planning to experiment with Osmo Neutral (3041). It’s better for lighter colored woods, right? Less of an amber hue?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 01-23-2022 05:15 AM



Just finished a white oak vanity in Rubio monocoat natural since I couldn t find Osmo 3041, what I ve used on other pieces. It is of course, opinion, but I feel the Osmo 3041 brings out a natural warmth in a superior fashion to rubio monocoat.

- MarkCh


i agree,a friend of mine sent me a sample piece comparing osmo with maloof oil finish,almost identical.ive tried the rubio,didn’t like it at all.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 01-23-2022 05:26 AM

The Rubio and Osmo are taken under (very) different lights, but I still think you can see the difference. Rubio is the clearest option, but it still obscures some darker grain. I’ve only worked in lighter woods so far. I imagine it 3041 will not work well on walnut.

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#4 posted 01-23-2022 05:32 AM

personally im a oil finish guy,i like that there is no plastic feel or look.plus oil finishes are east to repair and maintain.ive really became a fan of the general finishes products in the last year.great quality and easy to apply.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 01-23-2022 04:09 PM

Which of the General finishes is clear but brings out grain? There is a finish I’ve seen that looks like a yellow thin gel that gives the look I like, but I just see that step on YouTube

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#6 posted 01-23-2022 05:23 PM

so far ive just used the oil based arm r seal for furniture pieces and the bowl finish for lathe turnings.both clear.i like there stains also.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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