so I've done the first coat and I'm not really impressed.
how long does it take to dry before I use another coat and can i mix it with teak oil in the next coat? so far, it is just straight BLO.
First let me confess that I am a total novice when it comes to finishing. But in the last couple of weeks or so I have been experimenting with BLO for the first time. I did not like the results I was getting either after 2 to 4 coats. My process was to wipe on, let it set for 15 minutes, wipe off the excess, allow to dry overnight, and lightly sand with 320 between coats. I was experimenting on scraps of wood in advance of a larger project I will be doing shortly.they are a pair of cherry wall hanging shelves. customer wants them as matte as possible and I just didn't want to deal with poly.
i was thinking of using watco teak oil as I like how it penetrates. so far, the BLO doesn't seem to get in to deep.
if teak oil is basically blo with other stuff then can i go over the first coat of blo with the teak oil?
Once dry you can do that. It may need more than one application to "feel" right. If it dries too shiny, rub lightly with the grain with a white Scotchbrite pad.if teak oil is basically blo with other stuff then can i go over the first coat of blo with the teak oil?
Watco msds, does not list any tung oil in the finish, only linseed oil, 40% VMP naptha, 15% mineral spirits, 5% aromatic hydorcarbons. it is no better than any other diluted linseed oil application. It does list a proprietary "resin" but that would most likely be urethane or alkyd, not an oil.>>>> i was thinking of using watco teak oil as I like how it penetrates.
Yes, the "teak oil" will tend to penetrate deeper than straight BLO because it has a high percentage of mineral spirits which thins the linseed and tung oil in the product. Of course, you could thin the BLO with mineral spirits. However, BLO is a very poor finish. You will get more durability using the "teak oil".