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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 10-30-2014 02:57 PM 6019 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-30-2014 02:57 PM

I am building a router table w/ cabinet and I bought 1/2 ply and I saw this DIY programme where she used teak oil on a dark wood and I really like the finish..

Can I actuslly use the product on pine ply?

Thanks as always
Ed

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#1 posted 10-30-2014 07:26 PM

I have used Daly’s Ben Matte (a Danish type oil that you wet sand) on solid pine and it worked nicely. Similar to teak oil, I think.

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#2 posted 10-30-2014 09:28 PM

yes, it’s just a variation of an oil/varnish blend. You can use it on any wood. It’s probably not going to look any different than any other danish oil blend though.

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#3 posted 10-30-2014 11:32 PM

Any oil finish on pine will blotch big time. I think you’d be better off with a top coat like poly.

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#4 posted 10-31-2014 12:45 AM

Hi Jim, I hear you on the blotchy pine! I was wondering if the pre stain conditioner that you use on maple would work well on pine to avoid the blotchiness with teak oil??

Jim

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 03:59 AM

Jim
Charles Neil’s Blotch control works well on plywood and pine but I’ve never used it with Teak oil ,some oil products you need two coats of blotch control. I think it might work better than the store bought conditioner because Charles is water base and the store bought is oil base which means the oil in the finish can break it down.

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#6 posted 10-31-2014 02:13 PM

There is no need for “blotch control” crap when using teak oil on any wood. Teak oil is a blend of MS, Varnish and BLO, there is NO WAY IT CAN BLOTCH.

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#7 posted 10-31-2014 02:20 PM

Ed
The way to find out how if it will work is to try some on a scrap piece of ply or in an area that won’t be seen.

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#8 posted 10-31-2014 02:34 PM

Actually googling it leads me to believe it doesn’t even have Varnish in it, just linseed oil, a chemical dryer and thinner. No UV protection other than whatever film buildup you get, no significant weather protection (and probably no blotching).

So many of the finishes on the market are snake oil (figuratively, no snakes dies to produce them).

I’m sure this will work on your project, but it’s not going to look any different than diluted BLO.

Hydrotreated distilate, light 21-30%
Solvent naphtha (petroleum) medium aliphatic 1-10%
Linseed Oil, Acid Refined 1-10%
Cobalt Compounds <1%

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