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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 04:05 PM

To compare costs, you have to get the true proportion in the ready to use stuff. That’s hard to do but they generally have much more thinner than anything you would mix yourself. The last time I looked at the Watco Danish Oil MSDS, it listed ~70% solvents making the direct cost stuff very hard to do. Someone else mentioned it, in a busy hobby shop most of the stuff needed is on hand, so mixing it isn’t a cost calculation as much as a convenience. The fact that’s it’s better quality is arguable, I guess. BLO and MS are generally the same no matter the source, but I use what I consider a superior varnish (no poly stuff in my shop), but I think Watco uses an alkyd resin varnish as well… the quality thing is questionable.

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