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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 1399 days ago

Greetings Dcase, I’ve not used Waterlox before, but I believe what you helped your dad put down was a tung oil finish. There’s a difference in t.o.finish, and pure t.o. Pure tung oil has to be cut with mineral spirits, otherwise it’ll be sticky, gummy, and will never dry. I use pure t.o. on a lot of my projects, and cut it 50/50 with spirits. I don’t like tung oil for floors, either, cause I don’t think it will hold up very long due to heavy wear and foot traffic…..They make a good polyurethane made for floors (so they say), but any good poly will work if applied right…....So I think what you probably put down was a t.o. finish, and not pure…......So really, it’s up to blackivory as to what he wants to use…..we’re just giving recommendations…...

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