Blotch Control on Cherry if finishing with Boiled Linseed Oil

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Forum topic by ScottKaye posted 08-21-2015 11:38 PM 800 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2015 11:38 PM

I have never used BLO but I have seen the results some of you achieve with BLO and a wipe on oil urethane and Id like to try the method on my current project. I know cherry is a rather blotch prone species. Would I need to use a something like Charles Neil’s Pre Color Conditioner on the cherry before applying BLO or can I get away with a straight application of BLO?


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#1 posted 08-21-2015 11:47 PM

I did not use any prep (other than sanding) on my “ant sculpted” cherry coffee table. And no blotching. I also put it out in the sun after BLO to darken the color. Your mileage may vary.

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#2 posted 08-21-2015 11:54 PM

If you put a glue sizing on it (the stuff you referenced) the BLO will just sit on top and not penetrate the wood, same as staining. If you use anything to seal the wood, you need to choose a darker stain than originally planned.

ALWAYS test any finish on scrap.

BLO is just a slap it on and let it dry, then the top coat of your choice…drying times vary.

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