View Full Version : Wipe on Poly over BLO?
10-16-2007, 09:09 AM
Can this be done? Should it? I'm finishing a mahogany and ash jewelery box and was trying BLO for the first time, but was reading that it doesn't protect very well. Thanks in advance for the help!
10-16-2007, 09:25 AM
You can do it if the BLO is fully cured. However, to be safe, it's always a good idea to place a seal coat of shellac over the BLO first. Shellac is compatible with most any finish and will ensure good adhesion between both the BLO and the Poly.
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10-16-2007, 10:34 AM
If you use shellac and plan to add poly over the shellac, make sure the shellac is DEWAXED.
I use a 50/50 mix of BLO and MS all the time. Let it dry 24 hrs. then apply wipe on poly if the piece needs the protection. I have never had a problem with it and the poly adheres perfectly and strongly.
10-17-2007, 12:17 AM
I've put wipe on poly over Tung Oil and Minwax Antique Oil Finish without a problem. In fact, wipe on poly over MAOF is my favorite finish.
10-17-2007, 11:02 AM
What, in this case is MS?
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10-17-2007, 11:18 AM
10-17-2007, 03:41 PM
I use wipe on poly over BLO on my turned bowls....nice shiney finish.
Just make sure the BLO is fully dry.