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Forum topic by Fax posted 03-07-2017 08:34 PM 1139 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Fax

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03-07-2017 08:34 PM

I applied Boiled Linseed Oil on a pine chair.
I made a mistake. I wish I didn’t do it.
I just found out that it takes at least 3 days before I can apply a topcoat. I would like to appy a stain and then polyurethane.
Could I wipe any residue with Denatured Alcohol, Lacquer Thinner, or Paint Strippers and start over right away? I thank you very much for your advice and help!
Julian

-- Julian Paul Jones


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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 08:51 PM

You can wipe it with lacquer thinner or mineral spirits and it may speed the drying up. It won’t hurt it even if it doesn’t speed things up.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 09:09 PM

Thank you very much Bruce!
I wiped it thoroughly this morning right after I applied it. It is not wet or tacky buildup on top.
When I get home I will follow your advice.
Could I apply stain afterwards and tomorrow polyurethane?
Should I seal it with dewaxed shellac before polyurethane?
I really appreciate your help here. I promised my wife to finish it before the weekend.
Julian

-- Julian Paul Jones

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 03-07-2017 09:26 PM

Actually with an oil based finish you could top coat it the next day (the BLO, if it was applied, allowed to sit a few minutes, and then wiped off). But if using a waterborne, it should sit maybe as long as a week. You can apply the stain if it’s oil based and maybe top coat it tomorrow. Many of them have a linseed oil base, so you have 2 coats waiting to cure slightly. I wouldn’t put a waterborne stain on it that soon. So, you can stain it, follow the directions on the can (for the stain) on how long it takes…typically ovenight is good. But before you try to op coat it, check it to see it has set up.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Fax

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#4 posted 03-07-2017 09:41 PM

Thank you so much Fred!
WONDERFUL NEWS! I am so glad now. Yes, I will use oil based stain.
Thank you so much for your help! I was so upset because I thought that I have to wait at least a week to apply a topcoat. Now after I get home from work I will apply the stain and tomorrow the polyurethane.
Again, thank you very much !
Julian

-- Julian Paul Jones

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pontic

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#5 posted 03-07-2017 10:50 PM

I don’t care what others say Polyurethane does not penetrate. So just wipe until excess is removed and put on poly.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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tomsteve

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#6 posted 03-08-2017 01:08 AM



I don t care what others say Polyurethane does not penetrate. So just wipe until excess is removed and put on poly.

- pontic

if poly doesnt penetrate, than can you explain why,when i wipe on gloss poly, i dont have a gloss finish evenly until at least the 3rd coat? seems if poly didnt penetrate, the no other oil based product would. so stain would just sit on top. seems if poly didnt penetrate then i wouldnt be able to watch it soak into end grain. seems if it didnt penetrate….oh heck,
i already know the truth.

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Rick_M

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#7 posted 03-08-2017 02:48 AM

You can also seal it with shellac, which is not at all bothered by oil.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Fax

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#8 posted 03-08-2017 05:28 PM

Thank you very much for all your help!
I am very grateful for your kindness.
Julian

-- Julian Paul Jones

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pontic

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#9 posted 03-09-2017 09:48 PM

Poly Shrinks on setting and sets to itself. wait until you get a deep scratch on that 3 coat or 5 coat finish and see if oil and other stuff doesn’t seep under the layers.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#10 posted 03-10-2017 01:00 PM

The oil penetrates but the polymer not so much. Each additional coat just lays on the surface like a bedspread.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#11 posted 03-11-2017 06:06 AM



You can also seal it with shellac, which is not at all bothered by oil.

- Rick M


+1

-- Andybb - GO HAWKS!

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mummykicks

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#12 posted 03-14-2017 07:50 PM


You can also seal it with shellac, which is not at all bothered by oil.

- Rick M

+1

- Andybb

+2. A couple quick coats of shellac, then paste wax.

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mummykicks

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#13 posted 03-14-2017 09:13 PM


You can also seal it with shellac, which is not at all bothered by oil.

- Rick M

+1

- Andybb

+2. A couple quick coats of shellac, then paste wax.

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