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03-22-2010 03:16 AM

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i know this is a dumb question but can you poly over blo

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#1 posted 03-22-2010 03:19 AM

blo? What’s that?

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 03:22 AM

I believe he means Boiled Linseed Oil.

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#3 posted 03-22-2010 03:24 AM

BLO = Boiled Linseed Oil. I’m by far no expert, but I’m pretty sure you can. I have put poly over blo before and it seems to be working out just fine.

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#4 posted 03-22-2010 03:25 AM

yep… personally skip the Blo… i can’t stand that stuff. i would just go with straight poly. or even better General finishes has an oil varnish Seal-A-Cell which pops the wood like nothing else. they are Arm-R-Seal as well which is a little more high solids.

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#5 posted 03-22-2010 03:52 AM

Yes, you can. Blo tends to tone the wood and add some “aging” to its color. I generally give the blo at least 24 hours to cure (depending on my shop temperature, of course).

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#6 posted 03-22-2010 04:11 AM

ona slightly related note, for the longest time I thought when everyone was talking about “blo” they meant some particular brand of finish. “ARGH if this is so popular, how come I can’t find anyplace that sells it?!”


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