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Osmo vs Rubio


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As most of you guys know, I used Rubio for the first time on the router bit cabinet.  I was pretty impressed with the finish and will definitely use it again!

I also picked up a can of Osmo to test that on a project as well.  Has anyone used both and have a preference for one over the other?

I have the Demi-Lune table coming up and was leaning towards the Rubio on it but, wanted to hear the Osmo thoughts before deciding.  

For the record, the Maloof rocker was finished with Tried and True.  Since this table is going to sit next to that chair, I wanted a finish more along those lines which is why I'm leaning towards the Rubio.

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4 minutes ago, Bushwacked said:

I have been thinking of trying out Rubio as well ... been watching a lot of blacktail studio builds lately and that finish always makes the wood look great! Also seems pretty easy to apply too.

 

interested in hearing both sides...

I'll admit that the one project I did really has me liking Rubio!  Just need some test results to compare to Osmo..

Also, at some point in the future, I'd like to try some high performance over the top just as a test.

 

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I really like Osmo, especially for it ease of use.  But I am tempted to try Rubio.  The 2 part mix and short shelf life after mixing is holding me back.  I do like how both really enhance the grain when finished.

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I am working on a sculpted chair and thought I would try rubio.  So I ordered some the other day.  I didn't pay attention when I ordered and just assumed it was a quart.  It showed up today and was a pint....for $54.00.   This chair is a prototype, and I am not sure I like it.  I am going to save the rubio for something else!

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11 minutes ago, Bob said:

I am working on a sculpted chair and thought I would try rubio.  So I ordered some the other day.  I didn't pay attention when I ordered and just assumed it was a quart.  It showed up today and was a pint....for $54.00.   This chair is a prototype, and I am not sure I like it.  I am going to save the rubio for something else!

Probably enough in a pint to do several chairs!  You can mix (3:1) tea spoons and still have some left over..  I was amazed at how far it really went!

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