How to create a rubbed oil finish on hardwood

Old 03-27-06, 09:09 AM
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How to create a rubbed oil finish on hardwood


We want to install a wood floor in an outside historic buiding on our property. I would like to do the most to make it look old like the rest of our historic home (craftman's, cedar shake siding, 1920's).

We are going to use very cheap wide tung and groove pine wood as we have to be very money conscience about this.

I saw a finished hardwood that is oil rubbed and looks very old, ie. also looked like several layers of finish. I would like to achive this look. The product also did not look perfectly smooth, small 'varnish' like bumps along the way, almost warped a tiny bit. Like it's been sitting around for 100 years. But not high gloss..... more like satin.

How would I do this?

What is the best process to achieve this oil rubbed layered look? I assume I will use an oil-based stain and tung oil. Maybe lots of layers? other additives?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Old 03-27-06, 07:27 PM
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You can stain and use pure tung oil. Tung oil must be thinned.

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