Can I use bounty paper towel for oil stain on wood working?


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Old 01-04-16, 01:22 PM
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Can I use bounty paper towel for oil stain on wood working?

Hello all,

I have Bounty« paper towels are 2X more absorbent.

Can i use those paper towel to remove/wipe off the extra oil stain when I do wood stain finishing?

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Old 01-04-16, 01:25 PM
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No old T'shirts or old underwear around ?
 
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Old 01-04-16, 01:26 PM
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Possibly but I'd be concerned that the paper towel will disintegrate some and leave 'lint' on the stained wood. IMO old T shirts make great stain rags .... or any similar material.
 
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Old 01-04-16, 01:36 PM
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Hello all,

I saw this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUgZefTPESQ which uses Scott Model # 75143Shop Towels and I cannot find it on local HD.

I will keep using old t-shirt.

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Old 01-04-16, 01:39 PM
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While I didn't take the time to watch that video, I wouldn't put a lot of stock into many of the self help vids on the net. Many are done by those without a clue No matter what the project it doesn't hurt to double check here as there is usually someone around that has first hand experience on doing the job correctly.
 
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I've applied oil based polyurethane with a paper towel before and it worked just fine.

Not exactly the same as what you're proposing....
 
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Old 01-04-16, 02:53 PM
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The shop towels are a more rugged paper towel.... almost like a roll of pull out rags. There isn't much lint that comes off of them. Depot would have these......Scott 200-ct Rags in a Box- The Home Depot
 
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Probably out to state a reminder that whatever type of rag is used to wipe stain - it must be disposed of properly as they oil stain makes them highly combustible! Most common way to store them until disposal is to put them in a metal container with a lid .... a bucket of water also works.
 
 

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