Lanolin is a naturally sourced product which is derived from sheep’s wool. It is naturally biodegradable and acid and salt resistant which makes it a perfect alternative finish to any timber surfcraft.
When applied directly to your timber surfboard lanolin oil provides a coating that actually goes tacky when put in the ocean. This means you don’t need to use wax if you don’t want to. Lanolin is a non-flammable product and is much more user-friendly for you and the ocean environment!
How to apply
– Once you are happy with your final sanding of your board, lay your surfboard in the sun for a few minutes so that the wood becomes warm.
– Spray liquid lanolin oil over the whole board.
– Allow a 1/2 hour or so for it to soak in.
– Wipe off the waxy residue left on the board and re-spray another coat.
– Repeat until your board no longer draws the lanolin oil in (usually 3 or so coats).
– Go surfing!
You will not need to reapply lanolin oil for months once it has soaked into the wood as it is salt-resistant and therefore does not wash off or break down in the ocean.