Deks Olje D1 & D2 are a firm favorite as a popular duo and it’s easy to see why!
Both Deks Olje D1 and D2 leave a beautiful finish and even better, offer amazing protection from the elements.
They can be used on both exterior and interior wooden surfaces, including decking, boat hulls, garden furniture, flooring, fencing and more!
Today we would like to show case a woodworker named James Wright, who used Deks Olje D1 and D2 on a project we hadn’t seen before.
Take a look at his video below to see how to make and finish a bird feeder!
We think you’ll agree that James’s project came out great and that his wife was very happy with her mother’s day gift.
James used both Deks Olje D1 and D2 on his project. However, you do not need to use both products together if you don’t want to. It all depends on the type of finish you are looking for.
Both Deks Olje D1 and D2 offer a beautiful finish, but they are different from one another…
What is the difference between Deks Olje D1 & D2?
Deks Olje D1 is a saturating wood oil that penetrates deep down into the surface of the wood to replace lost oils. It drives out any moisture and air present in the wood and fills the pores with oil.
Doing this enriches and stabilizes the wood, which provides long-lasting protection against humidity, as well as against damage from UV rays.
It does not form a film on the surface of the wood but protects from within. This means that it will not peel or crack.
Deks Olje D1 enhances the natural beauty of the wood and is easy to maintain with no sanding or stripping required.
On the other hand, Deks Olje D2 is a varnish-like, tough, flexible and durable finish.
It forms a highly flexible film which moves with the wood to prevent peeling and flaking. Deks Olje D2 is easy to apply and the more coats you apply the more high gloss the finish will be.
However, before applying Deks Olje D2, all exterior surfaces (or surfaces that would experience water) should be treated and protected with Deks Olje D1.
This is because Deks Olje D2 is a flexible film that moves with the wood, so without an under layer of protection, water will be able to get into the wood; obviously this is something you should like to avoid!
Other ways you can use Deks Olje D1 & D2
Deks Olje D1 and D2 have been used on a wide variety of projects. Take a look at a few of our favorites;
- Wooden boat finished with Deks Olje D1 & D2
- Italian doors restored with Deks Olje D1 & D2
- Decking protected with Deks Olje D1
If you would like to know more about James and his work, head on over to his blog, here; Wood by Wright