What Is The Difference In Staining Wood Versus Using It As A Rubbing Oil?


Should I apply as many coats of stain as it takes to reach the sheen I like for my wood? What is the benefit of using this as a rubbing oil?  Thank you.


As a rubbing oil it penetrates nicely, it has a lower sheen that can be built up like a french polish but Mountain is vastly more durable. It’s a lot easier to get a smooth finish and it can be spot maintained indefinitely.
As a film, it is hard and beautiful with exceptional wood grain illumination. It is more difficult to get a perfectly smooth film since it dries slow. If that is needed we usually sand the final coat of Mountain with fine paper 300-600 grit and top coat with NanoTech Clear 00. This is really nice, deep finish system. It’s hard to beat the gloss from Mountain and nothing quite looks like the cashew resin. It’s got an inherent ambiance unlike any other gloss coating I’ve ever seen.
On earthpaint.net you will see examples of Mountain used as a rubbing oil without a film build, one rubbed with a slight film build (bubinga) and a gloss floor.  Whatever you decide you can be rest assured Mountain will deliver the results you desire!

Earthpaint is in no way liable for unintended uses of this information. Sample Pints are recommended. Please, create a completed sample board for approval in advance. Test as deemed appropriate to make sure no allergic sensitivities exist. Be sure to Read TDS (Technical Data Sheets), MSDS (Manufacturer Safety Data Sheets) Labels, How To’s and Product Web Page before using recommended products.


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