Traditional Timber Oil

Traditional Oil Based Finish

A deep penetrating, traditional oil based coating for decking and exterior timber. Traditional Timber Oil gives rich colour and preserves the natural look of timber.

The added eucalyptus oil naturally dissolves gum residue and grease, ensuring a beautiful even finish. Traditional Timber Oil comes in a warm Natural colour to highlight the character of timber species.

Traditional Timber Oil weathers naturally and will not crack or peel. It is ideal for use on all exterior timber including decking, steps, fences, gates, posts and beams.  


Note: Feast Watson Traditional Timber Oil is NOT designed for use with with Feast Watson Decking Oil.

surface preparation

New Timber
Allow new timber to weather in its final position for 4 - 6 weeks. Prepare timber for coating with Feast Watson Woodclean. For best results, lightly sand the surface to remove any grain raise. Remove all sanding dust before coating.

Weathered Timber
Prepare weathered or grey timber by cleaning thoroughly with Woodclean. Sanding may be required to remove stains and restore deteriorated surfaces. Remove all sanding dust before coating.

Previously Coated Timber
Timber coated with stain or oil can be coated with Traditional Timber Oil after the surface has weathered. Test if the surface is ready by sprinkling water onto the timber: if the water absorbs into the timber it is suitable for coating. If the water beads, further weathering, sanding or stripping is required.

Painted or varnished surfaces need to be taken back to bare timber by stripping or sanding.



Allow the timber to dry completely before applying Traditional Timber Oil. Stir thoroughly before and during application with a flat blade stirrer taking care not to introduce bubbles. If the job requires more than one can of oil, mix all together in one large container prior to commencing.

Apply one flood coat of Traditional Timber Oil using a brush, roller, spray or Feast Watson Floor Applicator. If applying with a roller or spray, back brush the coating to ensure even penetration. Work along 3 - 4 planks at a time, in the direction of the grain. Ensure edges and end grain are fully coated.

Allow to penetrate into the timber for 30 - 60 minutes,then wipe off excess product with dry applicator or cloth before surface becomes tacky. Allow to dry for a further 60 minutes.

Apply a second coat as above, allow to penetrate for 30 - 60 minutes and again wipe off excess with dry applicator or cloth before surface becomes tacky.


For a longer lasting finish, a third coat may be applied after 1 hour to the same method as above. Allow to dry for 18 hours before light foot traffic.


Regularly monitor coated timber for signs of colour loss, dryness and weathering. Recoat the timber when it begins to show signs of dryness to help maintain its natural beauty and protection.

When required, clean the surface using Woodclean, allow the surface to dry and recoat with one coat of Traditional Timber Oil. Wipe excess after 30 - 60 minutes to ensure an even finish. For a longer lasting finish, a second coat may be applied after 1 hour.

  • Where to useAll exterior timber including decking, outdoor furniture, pergolas, steps, fences, gates, posts and beams.
  • Coverage m2/L6
  • Number of coats2
  • Recoat time1 hour (wipe surface)
  • Dry time18 hours
  • Clean upMineral Turpentine
  • Sizes available4L, 10L