Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Saint Charles, Illinois (West Burbs of Chicago)
Just wanted to follow up on this original thread...
So i mixed three equal parts of BLO, oil-based poly and mineral spirits.
I wiped in on with a clean soft rag in very thin coats. I actually gently massaged it into the wood as well on the first two coats. I did not wipe off the excess. I simply let it dry between coats. The first couple of coats were pretty much entirely absorbed by the wood. I then applied one more coat in the same manner as above with no massageing, and after one full week of drying I am starting to get a slight build on the wood but it is splotchy and tacky in some but not all areas.(I used a semi-gloss poly).
The applications and drying proccess have all been done in my home which is a constant 70 degrees with typical consistent indoor humidity levels.
This was more of an experiment than anything else so the results are not super critical but I am wondering what my next steps should be and whether or not I may have done anything incorrectly. Should i continue to apply until I reach a consistent semi glosss sheen or stop where I am right now? Should I change the ratios of my mix?
The wood I am applying the material to is birch, pine and maple.
Last edited by Tom5151; 01-11-2012 at 01:54 PM.