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i cant get minwax antique oil. whats a good substitute that looks the same ? i want that same warm look it has

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i cant get minwax antique oil. whats a good substitute that looks the same ? i want that same warm look it has

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Home Depot usually carries that stuff I think. You can experiment with mixing your own brew. Try in thirds...BLO, an oil base varnish, or oil base polyurethane, and mineral spirits. You can change the ratios, but start with that and see what it looks like.






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50/50 on the oil based poly and mineral spirits ? I have plenty of bona Kemi polyurethane. It says oil modified. Is that be the same as oil based poly

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>>>> says oil modified.

All oil based varnishes and poly varnishes are "oil modified". It means that the oil has been modified into varnish by the addition of a resin and then heated. It's just marketing talk.

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You can order Minwax Antique Oil off of Amazon.com
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It appears the problem getting that finish is because you are in California. If you really like it you may have to cross the state line because nobody will ship it to you. If you can still get mineral spirits it would probably be a good idea if you would stock up. Many solvents you can no longer buy.

The oil modified polyurethane is different than oil based polyurethane. It is a water based product so you wouldn't thin it 50/50 with mineral spirits.
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Bob,
To put it bluntly, you've been screwed by CARB and they used a screw with a Torx head.

All the ingredients of MAOF are "Non-photo chemically reactive but CARB is on the war path of all VOCs. BTW - Acetone is not considered a VOC.

About the only places that you can get it these days is Rockler in Phoenix and Ace Hardware in Las Vegas. Lowe's in Henderson will order it for you but you'll need to order a full case and pay in advance.

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Minwax Tung Oil Finish is quite similar to Minwax Antique Oil. Try it on some scrap and see how it looks.

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i cant get minwax antique oil. whats a good substitute that looks the same ? i want that same warm look it has

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Please check your PM.

Use the right tool for the job.

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