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Apply the Oil Wax Finish over the Utility Finish for a food-safe satin sheen.
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Mahoney Utility Finish, 16 oz.
Mahoney Utility Finish, 16 oz. Item #: 26836
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$17.99
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Mahoney's Food-Safe Fine Finishes

Item #
GRP16418
Rating:
94% of 100

Easily create a beautiful, food-safe finish on wood utility ware such as bowls, butcher blocks and utensils. Heat-treated walnut oil Utility Finish hardens to a beautiful satin finish. Follow with Oil Wax Finish for a satin sheen. Made from beeswax, carnauba wax and walnut oil.

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  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
(1) Mahoney's Food-Safe Fine Finishes
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Brand No
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 1.0600
Tech Spec
  • Dry Time: Varies, walnut oil is slow to dry and does best in warm environment
  • Cure Time: Just wait to dry, you do not have to wait for it to harden
  • Suggested Application: Rub on liberally with soft cloth or paper towel
  • Suggested Surface Prep: Clean dry surface
  • Food Safe
  • Natural Ingredients
Tech Docs
Coverage No
Dry Time 1 hr
Finish Satin
Color No
Size 12 oz, Pint
Use Interior
4.7 / 5.0
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Great for cutting boards!
Great for cutting boards! 100% walnut oil, no wax. Been using it for years. Excellent for wooden utensils too.
Great for cutting boards!
Great for cutting boards!
August 21, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
This oil really made the wood grains pop out on my custom chess board that I made for a friend. It was a night and day difference compared to just using a clear coat.
Oiled
Half oiled
August 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
exellent for hand carved food utensils
I have been using Mahoney's for maple food utensils for the past several years. Applying several coats (allow drying between coats) and then finishing with Odies's oil.
July 7, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Food Safe
I have shied away from using walnut oil due to children suffering from food allergies, however the "distillation" process involved with this product renders it a non issue!
March 23, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Got this to try on some spoons I've carved. It leaves a very nice natural finish. Doesn't darken the wood too much either.
March 22, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
My Go To Finish
The easiest finish to apply and always looks great.
March 21, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Finish
Great product and easy to use
April 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
mahoneys finish
the product works very well, nice satin finish
March 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
February 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
cutting board oil
Excellent product. Absorbs well.
February 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
read above. first I use walnut oil. then I use Odie's.
Jim H on Jun 15, 2018
To try it
Rebecca R on Jan 28, 2018
read above. first I use walnut oil. then I use Odie's.
Jim H on Jun 15, 2018
It is my first time using this product, however it sounds like it is exactly what I need,
John L on Feb 26, 2018
To try it
Rebecca R on Jan 28, 2018
Highly recommended by finishing pros, leaves beautiful natural finish.
John L on Jan 15, 2018
Making cutting boards
Basil P on Nov 14, 2017
For making cutting boards and grogs
Jason L on Apr 7, 2017
New butcher block counter needs to be sealed
mary v on Mar 20, 2017
Use it all the time ..great oil finish
Robert H on Feb 20, 2017
the best for rich finish on indoor applications
Lester B on Nov 14, 2016
I do turning of wood items that will be contact with foods. I needed a finish to protect the wood or make the wood food safe. Mahoney's have a good reputation.
Darrel S on Oct 23, 2016
I use it in cutting boards and love the finish it leaves ! Really makes the grain pop.ð???
Darrell W on Sep 25, 2016
Looking for a good food safe wood finish for some bowls.
Art B on Apr 15, 2016
safe for bowls I purchased
Dorothea O on Apr 11, 2016
Has always worked well in the past in this dry climate, so i bought more.
A I on Jan 31, 2016
Comments and Reviews
Edward C on Oct 27, 2015
Provides a fantastic finish and really lets the natural character of the wood shine.
Donald B on Aug 24, 2015
u tube video
walter b on Jun 16, 2015
to use for soapstone counters
Joseph/Clarissa F on Jun 12, 2015
Food safe finish for lathe projects
Scott J on May 30, 2015
It is my first time using this product, however it sounds like it is exactly what I need,
John L on Feb 26, 2018
Highly recommended by finishing pros, leaves beautiful natural finish.
John L on Jan 15, 2018
How well will this product stand up to alcohol (i.e. whiskey)?
Mark B on Jun 22, 2016
what color does this process become, looking improve look of older Butcher Block.?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: typically it darkens the wood slightly, much like putting a natural stain on oak--just brings the highlights.
can I use the walnut oil on bare unfinished butcher block ?
jon h on Mar 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes! It works great, is food safe, won't turn rancid and can be reapplied whenever necessary. Mahoney's oil is also a great finish for salad bowls and cutting boards.
Will this protect against water marks? i.e., a water glass. I made a new Oak butcher block table top. used 3 coats of Mahoney's walnut oil.
Mike r on May 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: it will protect for a while, Mahoney's is a renewable finish. I suggest 6 month intervals between application
I am turning handles for pizza cutters and ice cream scoops. Is Mahoney's finish a good product for these projects?
S C L on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I've used it on a similar application - that is assuming that you are not going to varnish the wood.. I hope that makes sense...
Do I have to use both products on my new unsealed butcher block counter top, and does it darken the wood the more i use it?
Dana B on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We only use the wax finish and then only on turned bowls that are to be used for food. Haven't had a problem with color at all. There is not much sheen though.
I may oil up some ash slabs for cutting boards. I'd like to darken the ash a bit. Will this walnut oil darken the wood at all? Thanks, jc
jeff c on Jan 5, 2018
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