Yes, but most cricket experts believe you can’t beat raw linseed oil. For a new bat with no finish, apply at least two coats of raw linseed oil to the front, back, edges and toe, using a soft rag. The face and edges of the bat should be rubbed down with fine sandpaper every 3-4 weeks during the cricket season and a light coat of linseed oil re-applied. When it has sunk in, wipe off the excess then buff your bat to a sheen using a clean cloth.
How to Oil Your Bat. Apply 2-3 teaspoons of oil to the face of the bat. You can use an old piece of rag but it doesn’t matter if you use your fingers. Make sure you don’t oil the splice, or within a CM of the splice. The oil should cover the face of the bat, the edges, the heel, and about 4 CM from the edges on the back of the bat.
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Coat the face of the bat with the oil. You can use a rag or your fingers. Do not put any oil within 25mm of the splice (where the handle joins the blade of the bat). Cover the edges and heel of the bat and about 40 mm in from the edges on the back of the bat. You want the oil on the face of the bat drawn into the face.
Raw linseed oil is most famously used on cricket bats, taking a long time to soak in and dry out. Previously oiled cricket bats will only need one new coating of linseed oil when re-applied, after having the surface slightly sanded back. During the cricket season it is common for bats to be re-oiled once a month.
Although Linseed oil can and is used as a standalone product in its ‘raw’ and ‘boiled’ variations, it is more commonly blended with paints and other wood oils to make other products including Danish oil and Teak oil. Linseed oil Uses. Most famously used on cricket bats, Linseed oil is more suitable for interior wood.
Types of wood oil and how to use them. Danish oil and Teak oil dry faster than linseed oil, which is traditionally used on willow cricket bats. While Teak oil delivers a slight sheen, Danish oil leaves a more lustrous finish.
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