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Odie's Dark Butter


* Food safe, solvent free, non-toxic wood finish and stabilizer.

* Easy to use.

* Waterproofs.

* Lustrous sheen in one coat.

* It's not a stain, but will add depth and richness to your wood.


Odie's Dark Butter, a rich dark finishing "butter", contains natural oxidizing oils that darken wood, not only when applied, but also as it ages. It will also add contrast and patina with age. Use alone or in unison with other Odie's products to add polish and sheen. Instructions for basic Odie's products also apply to all Odie's Dark finishes. The dark depth and rich patina are such that results cannot be duplicated with a stain. Odie's Dark creates incredible contrast. Blacks pop! Use to not only darken any wood when applied, but to also naturally darken wood with age. Great for mahogany and ebony.

Odie's Dark Butter is great for all species of wood,  both exotic and domestic, as it's formulated to work on even the oiliest of woods. It will actually get better with age, becoming more durable and more beautiful!


Odie's Dark Butteris great for interior¹ applications: doors, floors, fine furniture, bowls, cutting boards, kitchen implements, toys, leather, etc. The list goes on and on!


* Odie's Dark Butter is great for wood turners and can be used as a friction polish!

* Contains natural UV inhibitors. Sunscreen for your wood!¹

* Odie's Dark Butter does not contain driers or any toxic chemicals, and all ingredients are food safe. No worries! Odie’s Dark Butter is safe for everybody: families, kids, and pets!


Odie's Dark Butter is easy to use! No sanding or stripping in between coats or for retouching! Wipe on, wait a while, buff off. Easy! Most surfaces can be used within 24 hours and can be exposed to liquids within 3-5 days.


A LITTLE ODIE'S DARK BUTTER GOES A LONG WAY! USE SPARINGLY. "No solvents" means there is almost nothing to evaporate, so what you put on the wood, stays in the wood. Truly economical, Odie's Dark Butter will cover many, many times the square footage of conventional finishes. Up to 20 times the coverage as conventional finishes


It is easy to use! Click here for application instructions.

Odie's Dark Butter is made by hand in small batches to insure quality. It is made in the USA.


¹ Dark oils are not recommended for exterior use.

² Coverage will vary depending on wood density and porosity, or the non-wood surface it is being used on.



Odie's Dark Butter

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  • General Application Instructions

    • Stir or mix your jar well as ingredients may settle over time.
    • Tools needed: A non-woven pad (rated above the grit or micron the piece has been sanded to) / A Clean Cotton Terry Cloth Towel.
    • Use the non-woven pad to work the product into your project surface.  The friction from the application helps drive the product to the surface. Remember: A little Odie’s goes a long way, so don’t overdo it!
    • After working the product into the surface with the pad, allow it to set for 10 minutes to 3 hours (depending on the product used and surface applied to). You can wait, but your buff/wipe off may be a bit tougher. Do not allow the product to set for more than 12 hours! This will require a re-application to re-activate the finish for a proper buff/wipe off.
    • After waiting for the product to set up, take a clean terry (100% cotton) cloth towel and proceed to BUFF/WIPE OFF ALL the product from your project surface.  When your towel has loaded up with product, switch to a new clean terry cloth towel until the entire surface is buffed off clean and NO product REMAINS. If you can swipe a clean finger across the surface and make no mark you are done. 
    • Cure time for Odie's Universal and Super Duper light oil: most surfaces can be used within 24 hours and can be exposed to liquids within 3 to 5 days.
    • Cure time for the rest of our finishes: your piece can be handled almost immediately after buffing however, we suggest you give it a day or two to further the cure before any use. If you know the piece is going to be exposed to water or liquids, we suggest you give it 5 days of cure time for best results. On exterior decks, 4-5 days of dry weather is all that is required.
    • Additional coats of Odie’s products can be applied using these same easy steps above. We suggest waiting 24 hours in between coats.
    • For Epoxy/Resin projects we recommend using less oil than on wood - follow the same application process.
    • For Super Duper Oil and Super Duper Dark Oil wipe, brush, roll or spray on and work into the surface when possible. Be sure to wipe away any excess oil that remains on the surface. Formulated for wood, stone & concrete, clay & brick, metal, plastic. 
    • For concrete, leather, or metal application- don't let the oil sit, BUFF OFF immediately.
    • When applying to concrete, the initial cure is much quicker - in most cases, the surface can be used within 8 hours.
    • For repairs or a maintenance re-coat, 10 hours of cure time is sufficient before use.
    • We don't recommend our Dark finishes for exterior use, all the rest of Odie's products are excellent for both interior and exterior use.

    For additional information, please visist the FAQ.

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