Wednesday, 05th July 2017

It's been a very busy day today – our new paint mixing machine, shaker and display stand have arrived and we are now able to mix Crown Trade Paints in store.

We love brands with heritage and Crown Paints go as far back as 1777. The Trade range is made of premium quality paints used by contractors, decorators and builders, but it is available to all.

We're excited to add Crown to our list of paint brands. Pop in and pick up a colour card!

Visit our shop at The Old Works, Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire to buy paint from Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Paint & Paper Library, Earthborn, Dulux and now Crown.

Monday, 13th March 2017

What is Osmo?

Osmo is a combination of wax and oil – this combination seems to last longer than most ordinary floor oils and is far more hardwearing than a wax. It retains a nice mellow sheen which brings out the natural beauty in the wood.

Why use Osmo?

Osmo is excellent. It has less solvents than most of its competitors; it's based on natural oils and waxes which allow wood to breath; and they are less inclined to yellow the wood. The finishes are water and dirt resistant and protect the wood from daily wear and tear.

What makes it different?

  • Fewer coats than most oils
  • Wide range of coloured finishes
  • Easy to use

How do I apply it?

Most problems associated with Osmo result from over applying. For best results you only need a maximum of 2 thin coats. You can apply with a lint free cloth, brush or microfibre roller. 

It sounds expensive...

At first glance it does... it's about twice the price of an ordinary oil. However, the coverage is about double and therefore lasts much longer. Like any good quality product it will cost you less in the long run (we promise). 

What else can I use it for?

It was originally designed for flooring but can be used on anything made from wood – for example, furniture and doors. It's safe for use around foodstuffs (ideal on chopping boards and worktops) and is friendly for use on toys.

Is it really that good?

Yes – that's why we stock it!
A maximum of 2 thin coats for a tough, easy-to-apply, long-lasting finish.

Tuesday, 07th February 2017

Osmo Polyx®-Oils are developed from natural oils and waxes to provide the most hardwearing and durable protection for wooden flooring and furniture.

  • Extremely durable and hardwearing
  • ​Very water and dirt resistant
  • Enhances the wood's natural character
  • Resistant to common liquid spillages (water, juice, tea, cola and wine)
  • Saliva-resistant and sweatproof (suitable for children's toys)
  • ​​Microporous, breathable finish which doesn't crack, peel or flake

Michael Nicholls from Osmo will be joining us to give an informal talk about using the products in your home. Find out how to apply the oils and the best way to maintain your flooring and/or furniture once it's been applied.

There will be samples so you that you can try the Polyx®-Oils yourself and ask any questions over a cup of coffee.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about why you should be using Osmo on your wooden flooring, furniture, doors and worktops. 

Saturday 8th April 2017

Reserve tickets

Saturday 8th April 2017

Reserve tickets

Alternatively, email or phone 01993 704 611 to reseverve your space.