Post-stripping treatment?

Old 10-31-06, 08:12 AM
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Post-stripping treatment?

I just stripped an old door using citristrip and I want to leave it in it's 'stripped' state (ie. I'm not going to paint it, etc.). I know that stripping can dry out wood, etc. and it's a door so I don't want it to warp on me. Should I oil it? Tung oil?
Old 10-31-06, 09:29 AM
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Tung oil is an excellent finish for a DIY'er. It's easy to apply and does a good job of maintaining the wood appearance. It's also easy to repair (minor abrasions, scratches, etc.) by simply applying another coat.

Do yourself a favor and use 100% pure tung oil - not a product that says 'made with' 100% pure tung oil. The latter has other additives and is not as good.

Pure tung oil will cost about $20 a quart, but it's well worth it.

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