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Forum topic by Mark posted 05-17-2014 02:38 PM 764 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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05-17-2014 02:38 PM

Morning all. I’ve read several articles about making your own teak oil. I tried the equal parts BLO, varnish and thinner. I seemed quite watery. I would think if I add more varnish, or blo or less thinner ,it should thicken up. Any one know of possible issues. I will defiantly try it on a piece of scrap first, but fore warned….....
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-- Mark


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#1 posted 05-17-2014 10:24 PM

Where do you get “Varnish” ? I have never seen in in the big box stores.

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#2 posted 05-17-2014 11:31 PM

Pardon me all to hell….Varathane.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 05-17-2014 11:50 PM

a varnish is simply an oil with a resin hardener, most common varnish is polyurethane. The “teak oil” that you’re describing Mark is also known as Maloof finish; typical recipe is 1/3 BLO, 1/3 polyurethane and 1/3 turpentine. I’ve used it; it is a nice warm finish but basically the same as any “Danish oil” product on the market.

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#4 posted 05-18-2014 11:34 AM

”............. varnish is simply an oil with a resin hardener, most common varnish is polyurethane. ...” Thank you for this information. I will stop looking for varnish now.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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