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james3one

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552 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: oils mineral oil boiled linseed oil finishing

Need to know if mineral oil used first will inhibit the curing time of boiled linseed oil, actual boiled not the chemically treated stuff. I’m finishing dyed poplar and the mineral oil tends to help even out the dye. But I need a hardening oil for the finish I have planned and am using the Linseed. Has anyone out there mixed the two?

-- James, Tulsa OK,


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 551 days ago

I suspect that the mineral oil will prevent any finish from adhering and curing. BLO is both heat treated and dosed with chemical driers. I think you’re making firewood.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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james3one

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#2 posted 551 days ago

I’m using the Tried and True oil which is supposed to be free of any chemical dryers.

Given that I’ve spent weeks on this, firewood isn’t an option. Think I’ll re-evaluate my options. Thanks Clint

-- James, Tulsa OK,

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jap

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#3 posted 551 days ago

your correct tried and true oil is free from chemical dryers. i’ve never mixed the two, but mineral oil doesn’t evaporate or dry so it might interfere with bonding, you can test a small amount on some scrap wood though

-- Joel

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Bill White

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#4 posted 551 days ago

I only use mineral oil for one thing. ‘Nough said.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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