|Forum topic by athomas5009||posted 09-17-2014 12:21 AM||684 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-17-2014 12:21 AM
When possible I use watcos teak oil on projects. Mostly because it’s easy, looks good and offers enough protection for things that won’t be subjected to heavy abuse.
Last week I finally got sick of paying $11 a quart on the stuff and looked into other options. We’ll in the past week I learned that it is just a tung oil / varnish / thinner blend, and even though the ratio is hidden many seem to think it contains less than 20% tung / varnish.
While learning all of this I found out it’s actually cheaper to just make your own blend. So heres my question it’s 60$ to make 3 gallons of 1:1:1 BLO / Poly / turps or 80$ for the same 3gal ratio of Tu g / poly / turps.
Is the water resistance of tung oil worth the extra 30$ bones?
Is this extra water resistance even relevant since 3 coats will only be applied on top of containing poly?
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