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Home made stains and finishes. (Read 608 times)
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Home made stains and finishes.
Mar 18th, 2008 at 3:12pm
Smiley Smiley I was wondering if any one knows any good homemade oil finishes and stains.
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Re: Home made stains and finishes.
Reply #1 - Mar 18th, 2008 at 4:25pm
The best book on finishes is by Jeff Jewitt, called "Great Wood Finishes".  It's mostly for flat woodworking but the info still applies.

There are a few recipes in the books, but more importantly, he explains how and why a good finish is made and applied.

To get you started

Danish Oil
1 part BLO
1 part Mineral spirits (or turpentine)
1 part varnish (or poly)

Ebonizing Stain
A jar of Vinegar
Steel wool

Let sit for a few days, than paint on wood
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Re: Home made stains and finishes.
Reply #2 - Mar 18th, 2008 at 10:45pm
Another variation for the Danish Oil would be to use Tung Oil instead of the BLO.
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