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FDA approved as non-toxic and non allergenic, Tried & True Original Wood Finish produces an "antique" sheen reminiscent of the patina on well-cared-for antique furniture.
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Tried & True Original Wood Finish

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Tried & True Original Wood Finish

Tried and True Original Wood Finish is a premium oil finish made with traditional varnish-making techniques and 100% natural, plant-derived ingredients. It provides a beautiful, natural sheen that allows the grain of the wood to shine through, yet gives plenty of protection for wood surfaces. It is safe for use with cutting boards and children's toys, and is FDA approved as non-toxic and nonallergenic.

Features:

  • Made from highly refined, highly polymerized Linseed Oil and pure Beeswax.
  • 100% solids—no solvents or heavy metal driers.
  • Adapted from a Shaker finish and English Arts and Crafts technique.
  • Finished surface has an ''antique'' sheen that shines without appearing glossy.
  • May be applied to revive any existing finish.
  • Gets harder and more durable as it ages.

Directions for Use:

  • Apply thin coats. It is almost impossible to use too little.
  • Allow the finish to sit on the surface for about 1 hour.
  • Wipe down and buff with a soft, clean cloth to desired sheen.
  • Allow at least 24 hours between coats.
  • Consult the label for instructions on disposal of wiping cloths.
  • Two coats is usually sufficient on trimwork, windows and doors. Furniture should have three coats.
  • Original Wood Finish will increase durability after 2 coats, but it will not increase in gloss.
  • Buff with a soft clean cloth to maintain the shine.
  • Indoor use only
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Brand Tried & True
Tech Spec
  • Dry Time: 1 hour
  • Recoat: 24 hours
  • Recommended # of Coats: 2-3
  • Coverage: Up to 1000 sq. ft./gallon
Technical Documents
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Terrific product. Works just as advertised. Had no issues with application when applied very thinly as the instructions recommend. Would use again!
June 13, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
cabinent finish restoration
It worked great. it was easy to apply and left a nice finish after buffing with a rag. really brought the old finish back to life.
February 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product - easy to use - worked as advertised
We made our daughters Pizza Peels for Christmas presents and finished them with Tried & True. With only two coats the peels looked great.
Pizza Peels
Pizza Peels
January 17, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
No odor. This finish looks so nice. Great product!!!! I will use this again.
December 12, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Do NOT follow directions
We just put in new oak butcher block in our kitchen. We used tried and true and followed the directions exactly. As directed, we used steel wool in between each coat. While the burnishing did make the counters look wonderful, the steel has now had some kind of reaction with the oak's open pores and tannins and black spots started to appear all over the counter within days. In order to fix it was have to sand down with 100 grit to establish an entirely new plane.

So, if you want to ruin your countertops, waste hours and hours of labor and throw away your money, I would recommend this product!! If you must use it, DO NOT FOLLOW THE TERRIBLE DIRECTIONS.
black spots showed up within a few days
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November 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It's for finishing a table I built.
Emily R. D on Jul 1, 2018
I was looking for an oil wax blend and I coworker mentioned this brand to me so I thought I would give it a try. I was also intrigued with the fact that it did not contain any harmful chemicals or VOC's.
Erik J on Nov 6, 2017
It's for finishing a table I built.
Emily R. D on Jul 1, 2018
A friend who is a gifted woodworker suggested this as the best finishing oil. I'm looking forward to trying it!
Susan on Dec 9, 2017
I was looking for an oil wax blend and I coworker mentioned this brand to me so I thought I would give it a try. I was also intrigued with the fact that it did not contain any harmful chemicals or VOC's.
Erik J on Nov 6, 2017
I was looking for a finish that was safe around food and didn't look really glossy or make the wood look plastic.
Wes T on Jul 31, 2017
I really like it, versital
William W on Jul 17, 2017
Non toxic natural finish.
Ron B on Feb 27, 2017
This is a stellar product that I've used while working for another carpenter. I'm really looking forward to using it in my art studio.
John P on Dec 30, 2016
Non Toxic
Samuel T on Nov 30, 2016
Good stuff!
Jim S on Nov 29, 2016
Chose it for finishing wood counter tops. Wanted to compare this product to another.
Bill V on Oct 31, 2016
Natural style finish for a cedar bed frame.
Darren M on Sep 28, 2016
wanted a save non toxic sealer for my grandson's bed i'm making
JAN M on Sep 23, 2016
Use as bamboo fly rod finish
Donald F on Sep 7, 2016
This product has a stellar reputation and is food safe. Since a little goes a long way, this is the perfect size to sample this product before getting a larger amount.
Erich B on Aug 16, 2016
A friend who is a gifted woodworker suggested this as the best finishing oil. I'm looking forward to trying it!
Susan on Dec 9, 2017
I was looking for a finish that was safe around food and didn't look really glossy or make the wood look plastic.
Wes T on Jul 31, 2017
Could this product be used to refinish a gun stock?
Big D on Mar 17, 2017
I have a strange question. I am ACTUALLY looking for a varnish that WILL yellow. My only findings were that the ones with linseed oil will yellow. What do you think about me using this product? I am staining pine crown moulding. I had to miX colors to TRY and get it to match the existing woodwork. Well it isn't perfect. Has a bit too much red color in it but I think a yellowing varnish would make it perfect.
Cindy on Feb 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I too think this is a great product, but even if I follow the directions exactly (and apply as many as 6 coats), I always end up with a dead-flat finish, rather than the "beautiful, natural sheen" promised in the description above. Anybody have an explanation for this?
Will this give an Aspen bed frame a yellow or golden tint?
JDDESTER on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most likely, yes. As is the case with pretty much any oil-based varnish, your furniture will probably take on a yellowish hue. I work predominantly with white oak and hard maple. I don't finish with anything other than two coats of Tried and True Original. It does slightly yellow the original color of the wood with both of these species.
My cabinets,are very old fashion like a honey color, I want them a little darker, is there a darker color?
Norma N on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have not seen one. That particular finishes mostly just enhances the what the wood grain is already like.
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