Seamless surfaces achieved with Osmo UK

by Rob

With the famous spring clean season amongst us, professional decorator, JGDecorator was contracted to renovate and refresh a composite oak kitchen worktop and shelving area in a family home. Thanks to its hardwearing properties and aesthetically pleasing finish, Osmo UK Polyx®-Oil was the ideal choice to rejuvenate the high traffic surfaces.

The kitchen has a classic countryside look to it, so the client requested a natural finish that wouldn’t distract from design of the room. Jonathan Graham, a partner in JGDecorator, recognised that the traditional oil-based finish that Osmo supplies would meet these requirements, while also providing a durable and protective finish that is essential in the kitchen.

Preparation of the project began by degreasing the existing surfaces. JGDecorator then sanded the surfaces achieving a level finish, before thoroughly vacuuming to remove the residual of dust before applying the finish.

Jonathan then applied the premium finish with a synthetic brush, achieving a deep and long-lasting penetration, emphasising the woods natural beauty. Due to Osmo UK finishes being very viscid and containing both oil and wax, the wood absorbs the finish to provide a smooth surface, resulting in the extra level of sanding not being required. Once dried, the finish achieved a rich semi sheen, completing the country kitchen look.

“I was extremely happy with the finished project” comments Jonathan. “I knew Polyx®-Oil would provide a long lasting, hardwearing and natural appearance, perfect for the well-used kitchen surfaces.”

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