Hi everyone it’s Rosanne here from Country Chic Paint. In this video I would like to tell you about our fabulous Hemp Oil It is a 100% natural finishing product so it’s a great choice if you’re looking for an environmentally conscious, easy-to-use furniture finish Stay tuned for more details As I mentioned, our hemp oil furniture finish is a one hundred percent natural product with no chemical additives. It is completely environmentally friendly and safe to use. Our hemp oil is sustainably sourced from Canadian farmers Hemp oil is a drying oil This means that it polymerizes and hardens into a protective coating for your furniture. You can use it on raw wood, furniture pieces painted with Country Chic Paint, on leather, or even on wooden floors. I’ll pour some of the hemp oil on this plate and as you can see it has a deep green tone. Depending on the harvest you’ll see a variety of colors Sometimes it won’t be quite as dark. Once applied to your piece it will deepen the color slightly but it doesn’t dry green so don’t be alarmed about the dark color you can apply the hemp oil simply by brushing it on with a paintbrush or wiping it on with a lint-free cloth. My favorite method is using a painting sponge. Before you start you want to make sure that your project is clean and dust free. For a painted piece you’ll want to make sure that the paint has dried for at least a couple of hours. I have two pieces on board here painted in the color Cobblestone and I’ll simply apply the hemp oil with this painting sponge to one of them so you can see the difference in color As you can see you don’t need a lot of the hemp oil and it does darken the color as you can see clearly it has darkened the color but it will lighten up as it dries after applying the first coat allow the oil to penetrate for 12 hours. You can then take a lint-free rag and remove any of the excess oil simply by buffing it If you want to add a bit of sheen to your finish you can continue to buff it with the cloth for a little bit extra sheen. I will also show you how the hemp oil looks on raw wood. You can use hemp oil on old antique pieces to revive the wood for those pieces that are simply too precious to paint. I brought this bell jar with me and as you can see the wooden base looks quite dry so I’m going to apply some hemp oil to bring the wood back to life. Since hemp oil is food safe you can use it on wooden items that come into contact with food As you can see it deepens the color and brings out the details of the wood much more. Again you want to leave this for about 12 hours and then you can remove the excess oil with the rag but i’ll just show you what the final look lookss like Depending on the type of project that you are applying the hemp oil to you can apply multiple coats for a surface that gets touched a lot such as a coffee table top I would recommend at least doing two or three coats. For a piece that’s mostly decorative such as a dresser you could do a single coat. More coats are better when using it on raw wood as it will penetrate deeply into the wood Hemp Oil creates a wonderful, water-resistant coating however is still recommended to clean up any spills right away. The hemp oil will slowly wear off over time so you can reapply it every few years as needed Keep in mind that because it’s a completely natural product it can take up to four weeks to completely cure and harden. You can certainly use your piece right away but remember to be a bit more gentle with tabletops especially as the finish does not completely harden instantly so if you’re looking for an easy and completely natural and safe finishing product, give hemp oil a try! I’m sure you’ll fall in love with this wonderful product just like I have. I hope you enjoyed this video make sure to leave a comment if you have any questions or click the like button. I also want to encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of our upcoming tutorials. To find out more about our products and where you can find them please visit our website countrychicpaint.com Thank you so much for watching and happy painting!