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A bespoke rocking chair gets the Osmo treatment

The demand for handmade furnishings continues to remain high across the country. With each product created by dedicated and skilled craftspeople, the hours of hard work that goes into each product results in a unique and lasting product that many wholesalers cannot compete with.

Steve Slack, the owner of Wood Charm started woodworking as a hobby but has now honed and fine-tuned his skill to make it his profession, creating beautiful bespoke products. One of his more recent projects was a handcrafted rocking chair and due to the importance of prolonging its fine detail and look, finished the product with Osmo’s Wood Protector Oil and Polyx®-Oil Rapid.


“I have been using Osmo wood finishes for the last few years,” explains Steve. “The products allow the wood to breathe and don’t alter the colour of the timber – two important features in my eyes.    Another reason why I enjoy working with Osmo finishes is they are very quick and easy to apply. For this project, I wiped the finish on with a cloth, waited 5 minutes, and then wiped off the excess.”

When finishing the chair, Steve applied two coats of Osmo Wood Protector, a unique preservative wood primer, and then applied Polyx®-Oil Rapid.  Osmo’s Polyx®-Oil Rapid is a premium wood finish guaranteed to keep wooden surfaces in top condition. As the name suggests, this product offers rapid drying times. Ideal as a durable finish for furniture, it is a high quality, water-repellent wood finish, based on natural ingredients.  Available in a matt, clear and satin-matt finishes, the Polyx®-Oil Rapid range offers the highest coverage of any oil on the market – a 2.5 litre can cover approximately 30m² with two coats.

As well as being suitable for furniture, Polyx®-Oil Rapid is also suitable for use on all wooden floors and can be used on cork floors and for terracotta and other unglazed tiles.  It is also well suited for the treatment of internal joinery.  Polyx®-Oil Rapid has a clear, quick drying, durable finish, is water repellent and extremely tough and hard-wearing.

Polyx®-Oil Rapid is available from Osmo UK direct or from its nationwide network of stockists. For more information contact Osmo UK on 01296 481220, email info@osmouk.com, or alternatively visit www.osmouk.com.