At Endeavour, we are kind of obsessed with finding good-quality, non-toxic finishes for common household surfaces. Many homes have a lot of wood surfaces, and it can be particularly difficult to find non-toxic finishes for wood.
Allback is a Swedish company that specializes in making organic linseed oil paint products. We’ve used numerous of their products, purchased in Canada from Solvent-Free Paint. For a recent shelving project, we decided to try the Allback Linseed Oil Wax.
This product contains organic linseed oil and natural beeswax mixed with a variety of different pigment colours. We chose the white colour, but there are about 8 colour options in this product line.
Application is very simple. The oil-wax is rubbed onto the surface of the wood, allowed to sit for at least 30 minutes, and then rubbed back with a lint-free cloth. In the end, we used a buffing pad on an electric polisher to do the rubbing back, as this also buffs the wax to a nice finish. That’s it! One coat, and the wood is well-protected, with a bit of wood grain showing through.
We were very happy with the quality of the finish, and within 24 hours water will bead on the surface and typical kitchen stains wipe off without leaving a mark.
The product comes in a 7 ounce jar for $15 (one jar did our entire project with some left over), or a 1 liter pail for $59.
This is a wood finish that we would highly recommend!