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jangly Wed 18-Oct-17 12:43:57

Recently had a woodburner installed. Have treated the slate hearth with baby oil but it seems to be drying out blotchy. Anyone know what I may be doing wrong? Is it worth buying "proper" slate dressing from Stovax?


Seeline Wed 18-Oct-17 12:46:52

I've always used something called slate oil on mine. It gives it a soft sheen rather than being shiny (the slate is rough not smooth finish), but is always even.

whiskyowl Wed 18-Oct-17 12:52:42

Yes, you need slate oil. It costs about £15 for a big bottle that will last years and years.

jangly Wed 18-Oct-17 13:01:58

Thanks. Just going out to shops so will look out for slate oil. We've got a good ironmongers that probably would stock it. Thanks again.

Phalarope Wed 18-Oct-17 14:04:00

WD40 is what we've been recommended in the past - it really works (and you've probably got some already)

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