As you may be aware there is a major choice to make when treating wood with a natural protector. An oil based or a water based solution?
Oil based treatments are harder wearing and last longer, BUT they do change the colour of the wood and enhance the grain (see above)
Water based treatments do not change the colour as much, but they do tend to lift the grain of the wood.
So what if you want to keep the colour of your wood, but want the longer lasting protection etc? Well up until now it has been a problem, but those clever people at Osmo have now produced Osmo Polyx RAW. This is a new product that has some white tint in the mix to counteract the enriching effects of the oil, plus they have done away with the matting / satin agents that produce the finish, so that the wood is left looking as close to its original state as possible. (Note that ‘Red’ woods will be enhanced with the reddiness of the wood and so the white pigment in the RAW might turn this pink.)
So if you love the look of your untreated floor / worktop / furniture etc and want to give it the all the protection you associate with oil treated products then there is now an answer!
Eco Home Centre is selling this new product and you can find it in our Osmo Tints product range