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jPell

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816 days ago

Hi all. I have made some flooring transition strips out of walnut and was pondering on the idea of applying BLO before a few coats of poly to add depth. Any thoughts/input on this? Thanks in advance.


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BTimmons

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#1 posted 815 days ago

It’ll definitely add color depth. I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work, as long as you stick to the drying times recommended for each product. As always, test on scrap first.

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#2 posted 815 days ago

It will certainly work. As Brian said, test a piece to make sure the result is what you want. I love BLO on walnut, but it does tend to darken the color.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 815 days ago

I think you would do much better to use a product like Arm-R-seal rather than Blo

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Don W

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#4 posted 815 days ago

blo works well on walnut.

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#5 posted 812 days ago

Tung Oil if you have the time. Since it doesn’t yellow the walnut will stay wet brown looking.

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#6 posted 812 days ago

I second the Tung oil

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#7 posted 812 days ago

Here is a box in walnut, with BLO then wipe on poly over the top.

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#8 posted 812 days ago

3rd on the Tung oil. I love the finish it gives. Behlen is my prefered brand.

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jPell

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#9 posted 812 days ago

Man, where were you Tung oil fans yesterday?? Just kidding. I ended up making a thirds blend of BLO (mainly because that’s what I had on hand), Poly and Mineral Spirits (a little stronger on the MS) and did a few coats with that. Looks and feels amazing though I do wish it would have darkened up just a little bit more. I’m going to mix up another blend a little stronger on the Poly for the couple last coats. For now… I think I’ve found a new love. I will be trying the Tung oil on my next project though. Thanks everyone for your input.

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