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Rich

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#1 posted 10-20-2018 06:55 PM


Wow, thank YOU.

But, BLO?

I wasn t blaming anyone for the dribbles and run – clearly my fault.

So, polyurethane that says to apply with a brush of some sort is not wipable?

- Redvan

That was covered as well by billyo. He said to thin regular poly 50/50 with mineral spirits to make a wiping finish. Actually, given that most of the mineral spirits you buy these days is “low odor” and the main solvents you’d want in there have been removed to appease the VOC police, I’d recommend thinning with paint thinner or turpentine instead. That’s also assuming it’s oil based poly.

When you add the BLO, you’re making a home made oil/varnish blend. It’s everyone’s uncle’s secret finish formula that he told no one but them and made them promise to never share the secret.

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