Are your wood finishes food-safe?
Yes, every wood finish is only made with ingredients 100% FDA approved for food contact surfaces. This means you can use Cutting Board Oil or even Furniture Butter on your butcher blocks or wooden utensils.
Why do your products say "not for consumption or skin" if they're food-safe?
Every product we make including wood finishes, leather care goods, and skincare goods are only made with 100% FDA food-safe ingredients. Out of an abundance of caution, we put this disclaimer on wood finishes and leather care goods so people don't confuse them for something else, like a cooking oil for example.
Do you have detailed instructions on how to use all of your wood finishes?
Yes, go here for our "Product Application" page.
Do you have product SDS sheets?
Yes, you can find those here.
What is the difference between the Wood Wax and the Cutting Board Oil?
The Cutting Board Oil penetrates into the wood and is a deep conditioner, the Wood Wax coats and seals the wood surface. When using both products together, use the Cutting Board Oil first and then the Wood Wax as a final coat.
Does Wood Wax or Furniture Wax protect against water rings?
Both Wood Wax and Furniture Wax are primarily made of waxes that are naturally water resistant and does help prevent water rings. If you do notice water spots, generally they can be buffed out with a little wax or in some cases Cutting Board Oil if it was originally finished with that product. Proper application also help prevent water spots.
What's the best applicator to use to apply your wood finishes?
For the oil-based products we generally recommend using a rag, an old t-shirt, or vinyl gloves. For waxes, an electric buffer is superior. When wiping off excess at the final step steel wool works excellent.
How often do you recommend reapplying oil/wax?
Depending on the usage, we recommend once or twice a year
Should I build up coats for new wood? If so, how many, and how far apart?
The Furniture Finish line is the only one that can build up coats
What cleaning method would you recommend for cutting boards finished with Walrus Oil?
We recommend a light soap and lukewarm water. You can also use Walrus Oil Cutting Board Soap.
Why do your products say "Not For Consumption or Skin" if they're food-safe?
Although Walrus Oil is made of 100% FDA approved ingredients for food-contact surfaces, as a precaution we put this disclaimer on our bottles so people don't confuse it as a cooking oil or skincare product.
What types of wood can I use your products on?
Hardwoods including exotic.
Can your finishes be used over paints and stains?
Our Furniture Wax and Furniture Butter can be used over oil based stains, and chalk, milk, or clay paints.
How many square feet will an 8oz bottle cover?
It varies between products. Our Furniture Finish can do 100 - 150 sq/ft per 32 jug (one coat) and an 8oz bottle of Cutting Board Oil can finish around 25 - 30 8x10" cutting boards, both sides, one coat.
Can I use your products over epoxy/poly?
What is the difference between using Furniture Finish and Furniture Wax vs Furniture Butter?
Furniture Butter acts as a 2-in-1 and saves you a step in the application process. If you’re looking for a fool-proof method, we recommend first applying Furniture Finish, then Furniture Butter, then Furniture Wax.
Can I apply your products outside?
You may apply our finishes outside and in open garages, however when it's humid the oils may evaporate quicker as they're curing and when it's cold some finishes may become thicker and potentially more difficult to apply. Room temperature is best for finishing wood.
Are your products suitable for outdoor projects?
Our Cabin Walls finish is the only product we recommend for outdoor projects.
I accidentally put Cutting Board Oil over Wood Wax and now it has a white haziness, what do I do?
No problem, just give it a good buff and reapply the Wood Wax.
What's the difference between Cutting Board Oil and Furniture Finish?
Cutting Board Oil is non-polymerizing and is designed for food cutting surfaces that need to be washed frequently. Our Furniture Finish line is made of polymerizing oils that harden, as well as, hard waxes and pine rosin that's better designed for furniture that needs a hard surface protection.
Do your products contain VOCs?
Do any of your products work on concrete?
Our Furniture Wax is perfect for concrete floors.
Is your product flammable?
If it's not flammable, why do some products have a spontaneous combustion warning label?
All of our products in the Furniture Finish line include a warning label which has instructions on how to discard oily rags. Those instructions read in summary “Before disposing oily rags, seal in a metal can or plastic container and fill with water.” Because some finishes naturally polymerize (harden), during the polymerizing process the oil warms up (starts to dry) on their own naturally, which in extremely rare circumstances can cause oil soaked rags to warm up and catch fire on their own. To date, we've never had a reported incident where this has happened with our products.
Can I use Walrus Oil with other brands of wood finishes and stains?
Yes, Walrus Oil is generally compatible with most other wood finish brands and stains as long as they're oil-based. We currently only recommend using our Furniture Finish line with other product brands and oil-based stains. We discourage using the Cutting Board Oil and Wood Wax with other product brands and stains. We also don't recommend using Walrus Oil with most water-based stains, water-based finishes, or gel finishes.