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Forum topic by Sk8sydney posted 07-20-2015 09:03 PM 540 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2015 09:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: epoxy boiled linseed oil polyurethane

I made a table out of pallets and put Boiled linseed oil on it and now want to put epoxy coating on it, please help me before I mess this up. The epoxy company told me to put water based poly on it and another company said to put oil based poly on it and another said shellac. What do I do so the epoxy will stick?

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#1 posted 07-20-2015 09:26 PM

Why not wait for the BLO to cure enough to apply the epoxy? If you give it enough time (I’d guess 7 days) it will be cured enough the epoxy should stick. If that worries you, shellac is the great go-between for finishes. It sticks to almost anything, and everything sticks to it. That applies mostly to de waxed shellac (waxy shellac can have problems with poly-anything), so make sure it’s dewaxed (Zinnser Seal Coat should work).

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