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Forum topic by james3one posted 10-18-2012 08:13 PM 470 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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james3one

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10-18-2012 08:13 PM

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 10-18-2012 08:23 PM

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....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 08:30 PM

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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#3 posted 10-18-2012 08:37 PM

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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#4 posted 10-18-2012 09:04 PM

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

-- bill@magraphics.us

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