If you haven’t used Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil yet prepare to have your mind blown.
This multipurpose oil is food grade, which makes it the perfect candidate for eating surfaces like kitchen tables or servers. However, feel free to use it on everything! Ex. painted pieces, raw wood, finished wood, cast iron, leather, etc…
It has a resilient water-resistant finish, so you don’t have to worry as much about spills or sweating drinks. I suggest still using coasters (there’s so many cool ones out there, why not?) but at least you don’t have to worry about a spilled drink ruining your finish.
Along with being water-resistant it also make a nice, durable finish on painted pieces. Brush Hemp Oil over a piece you’ve painted and be amazed at the way it changes the color of the paint. It really brings out the richness of the color with just a slight satin finish once it’s cured. Which, by the way, cure time for Hemp Oil can be up to 30 days (just like most waxes).
Older, thirsty wood craves moisture…let it have a drink of Hemp Oil! Look at the differences in these two wood pieces after we gave them a helping of oil.
This oil brings out the natural beauty of the wood, darkens it slightly, but also erases the look of scratches and scuff marks. This tall library cabinet was all scratched, and now you’d never know!
It was a wonderful earthy smell that goes along with its dark green color. But don’t worry! It goes on and dries clear.
So now that you’re hooked, I bet you’d like to know how to apply this magical product…
Step 1. Clean the surface. You don’t want bit of dust or dirt hanging around on your beautiful piece of furniture, do you?
Step 2. Brush on a light coat of Hemp Oil with a clean, dry brush.
Step 3. Let soak in for about 15 minutes. Sop up any drips you see, otherwise they’ll end up on your floor!
Step 4. After 15 minutes wipe off the excess with a clean, lint-free cloth. On raw wood, or really old, thirsty pieces you’ll notice that all of the oil may have been absorbed in that time, wipe anyway. There’s usually some amount of surface oil still hanging around.
Sometimes when I’m working with raw wood I will put a more generous coat of oil on and leave it overnight. As a general rule I like to put at least 3 coats on a raw wood tabletop. But on any other piece one coat will do just fine. It doesn’t feel as hard as a wax finish, but it’s still there and working, don’t worry!
As far as how often to reapply, it depends on how often the piece is used, and how often you clean it. On a kitchen table that’s used often, maybe after 6-8 months. When the piece starts to look less vibrant, scratched, or dry I would brush another coat on.
See how the wood is soaking it up super fast? Thirsty wood!
Also, if you get a drink ring, put a little oil on a cloth and buff out the ring. Easy as that! You now have permission to Hemp Oil everything in your house.