Where can I purchase Mylands Fine Finishing Products? 

They are available at most woodworking specialty stores across the USA.  


Danish Oil is a blend of Tung Oil with other oils, synthetic resins, driers and solvents to give an easy to apply product for most timber types.

The specific blend of ingredients aids deep penetration into the timber to give it protection as well as enhancing the natural beauty.The presence of driers in the formulation enables Danish Oil to dry to a satin, hard, water-resistant finish (it is not tacky like some other oils).Danish Oil is suitable for both interior and exterior wood surfaces including garden furniture.As Danish Oil penetrates the timber, it gives an open grain appearance, but still gives full protection from liquids. 

For Interior Use: apply a liberal coat of oil to the surface and allow to penetrate the timber for a few minutes before wiping off the surplus with a clean cloth.

Allow to dry and repeat the process until the desired build/appearance is achieved – a minimum of three coats is normally required on bare timber.

To achieve a smooth finish, the final coat may be applied using fine grade wire wool or Scotchbrite pad in the direction of the grain and wiping off the surplus with a clean cloth. 

For Exterior Use: apply a first liberal coat and allow to dry without wiping.

Oak and softwoods are prone to weather staining from mould spores in the timber being activated by moisture. Consequently more coats will be required than for an interior situation to seal the timber effectively.

End grain may require up to six coats to effectively seal.
Do not apply to exterior timber if it is raining or rain is expected. 


Wood Finishing Oil has a higher solids content, meaning a higher lustre can be built up with successive applications, and it has a higher resistance to marking from moisture. It can also be manipulated by buffing, after the oil has been cured, to a very high shine should that be the desired lustre. Again this is well suited to the needs of carvers, cabinetmakers and turners where a more durable and mar-resistant finish is required and one that affords a degree of control over the lustre.


Matt Finishing Oil is great for use on projects where a low lustre finish is required and is ideally suited to the wipe on, leave for five minutes then wipe off the excess method of application. This is oil, ideally suited to woodturners, carvers and cabinet makers where the higher build finishes will be a problem.


This is a French polish which has been modified by the addition of cellulose. It is used in conjunction with Mylands Wax to make a simple, professional looking finish. 


Apply a thin layer of wax using a brush or a clean white lint-free cloth, allow to dry (approx.5 minutes), and buff off with another clean cloth. Drying time will be dependent on coating thickness applied and ambient temperature but should be no more than 30 minutes. Coverage will depend on porosity of timber used and coating thickness applied. Remember: less is more with wax. Wax can be removed using mineral spirits.


Myland's Cellulose Sanding Sealer is a clear sealer, particularly suited for turned items, that when used alone, dries to a matt, natural looking color. When used prior to application to High Build Friction Polish, an exceptionally high gloss finish can be achieved.


*Apply Sealer using a brush (thin coat) 

*Let Dry (dries quickly) 

*Cut back (denib) using 600 grit or higher sandpaper or 0000 steel wool

* Repeat if desired

If using on a lathe, apply with the lathe stopped.



This shellac based product is formulated to take advantage of the natural attributes of shellac such as clarity, adhesiveness, sealing and fast drying. On naturally oily woods, lacacote sanding sealer seals in the oils that typically preclude certain finishes from drying. It also effectively seals the oils and silicones from polishes and stripper residues often found in refinished woods. It's a great sealer to use before wax and is also widely used in woodturning applications.


This shellac requires no sealing before application and gives an exceptionally high build which dries almost instantaneously resulting in a beautiful, smooth sheen that compliments the natural beauty of the wood. A brilliant high gloss finish can be achieved by first sealing the work with cellulose sanding sealer.

Application:  While there are several variations as to how to apply the friction polish, here is the basic one.

  • Once you have sanded the piece to your satisfaction, stop the lathe & apply the polish to the piece (preferably with paper towel …. this for safety).
  • Start the lathe (2000-2500 RPM) & using the paper towel, apply moderate pressure along the piece as it is turning. You should feel some heat on your fingers. This will only take 30-40 seconds. The piece will look wet, but it isn’t. The polish sets up very quickly.
  • Repeat the process until you get the look you want. Most turners do 3-4 builds/applications.

While using sanding sealer is not required to get a good finish, you will get a higher gloss if you apply it before the friction polish. Apply with a paper towel or cloth with the lathe stopped. Let dry. Start the lathe & cut back/denib with 0000 steel wool or 420+ grit sandpaper, then apply the friction polish. Some turners will apply 2 coats of sealer, depending.



Suitable for turned items that require a lacquered look, that are subject to wear. Also used as a high quality furniture lacquer. Water resistant. For open grained timbers the surface can be sealed with Mylands Cellulose Sanding Sealer. 

For turned items apply thin coats of Melamine Lacquer with a brush or cloth with the lathe either stationary or running. DeNib or lightly sand (cut back) with a fine abrasive between coats. 

Can be thinned (10%) or cleaned using lacquer thinner.