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Forum topic by molan posted 05-27-2012 10:53 PM 1355 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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molan

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05-27-2012 10:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry spray gun finishing blo boiled linseed oil shellac

I don’t have a lot of finishing experience so don’t mind me if this is a dumb question :-)
I am making a Cherry Curio Cabinet, and was thinking to finish it I would use Boiled Linseed oil and then spray Shellac over it. will this work? or will the BLO prevent the Shellac from adhering correctly?
Any advice would be great!
I am looking to create a natural looking yet simple finish that will allow the cherry to redden naturally over time.

Thanks


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#1 posted 05-27-2012 11:35 PM

Shellac will go over pretty much anything, including BLO. Shellac is a great way to tie together finishes that otherwise wouldn’t work.

Try it on a test piece first to make sure you like the effect, but it will work.

-- John

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 11:40 PM

It works just fine I use it all the time. Just make sure the BLO is a couple days dry.
MIKE

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 11:46 PM

I put shellac over blo all the time. Works great.

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 12:59 AM

thanks! that’s good to know! I will post pics in a few weeks when I get finished

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 10:37 AM

Don’t use blo. Use a good oil finish, like General finishes arm r seal. Much better then blo. Drys much faster and provides a finish top coat at the same time. You can put shellac over it if you want.bob

-- Bob www.bobkloes.com

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 12:02 PM

And now a word from our sponser——The Boiled Linseed Oil Association of America—- 3 out of 4 woodworkers prefer BLO under shellac. —- And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

MIKE

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 03:04 PM

uh oh, I smell a fight coming

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#8 posted 05-28-2012 04:12 PM

WOW !! At least I now know that 25% of us DO NOT use BLO under shellac … there for a while, I thought I was the only one around here who felt it was/is a mistake to do so.

I always use BLO … where appropriate … shovels, axe handles, wheelbarow handles, rakes handles … but NEVER on anything NICE !!!

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...

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#9 posted 05-28-2012 06:11 PM

Aw sorry I started this I was just havin som fun. But yes it’s great on garden tool handles as well as the metal parts during the winter.

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