wood finishing formula help?

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Old 09-20-09, 09:18 AM
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wood finishing formula help?

Hey everyone:
I need some help and hope I can find it here.
A frirend told me he had this super secret formula for wipe on finish, gave it to me and I lost it. I have the four things that he puts in it and hope someone can give me advise on how much and how to mix.
Here is what he used;
Tung Oil
Danish oil
Lindseed Oil
Spar Urethane

I think he mixed equal parts of each item..
Anyway, any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks and take care,
Dan in Atlanta
 
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Old 09-20-09, 10:15 AM
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Personally, I'm not that fond of wipe on finishes because it's hard to build up any significant protective film. Often paint thinner is mixed with oils to both help it penetrate and dry. Pure linseed oil liberally applied to most woods will remain tacky. Minwax sells a wipe on poly although I've not used it.

IMO you are better off with a 3 coat brush/spray poly job.Sanding lightly between coats will insure a smooth and long lasting job.
 
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Hey:

Yea, I tried a wipe on poly recently and did not like the results.

I have been using a spray on poly on small projects and like the results.. Just haven't gotten it down for applying with a brush.. Just need some more practice I guess.
Thanks for the help and take care, I do appreciate it!
Dan
 
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Some of the keys to getting a good poly job with a brush are; use a good natural bristle brush and if the poly doesn't flow well - thin it slightly. Sanding between coats, beside giving the next coat better adhesion, helps to minimize any brush marks you might have left in the previous coat.
 
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