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Re: Oil Stain Absorption in Dry Wood

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-2pool241-156.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 7/27/4 20:12

In Response To: Oil Stain Absorption in Dry Wood (Peter Yorston)

A little extra thinner will help the oil seep deeper into the wood. I will add 1/4 turpentine to linseed oil stains like Watco. Old Masters, should have a thinning suggestion on the lable. I think that a precat lacquer would be best for the kitchen area, but this must be sprayed on, and the fumes will require good ventelation and a charcoal filter type mask. If you can't spray, regular lacquer can be made into a brushable lacquer by adding one teaspoon of castor oil to one pint of lacquer, this is the 2nd best finish for the area. The original finish was most likely shellac, and this is what would be best for the antique. However you are the one who must live with the antique.

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