04:18PM | 07/10/03
Member Since: 07/09/03
3 lifetime posts
I just finished laying wide plank dougfir flooring. The guy who milled it for me said his other customers used 50/50 linseed oil and turpentine for the first coat and straight linseed oil for the next. Im still waiting for the second coat to dry. Has anyone done this? will it be glossy? Will it dry before christmas? If i dont like it can i put an oil base over it?


09:47PM | 07/24/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
7 lifetime posts
Ouch! Talk about funky floor finishes! Sounds like you have a mess on your hands.

Check out the National Wood Flooring Association Website for expert advice.

Good Luck


08:59PM | 07/25/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts
Yes it will dry out by Christmas 2007. I don't recommend the oil treatments like this for floors but if you luck out with it please let me know.

As far as putting Urethane over it I would say NO WAY If it doesn't work out get the sander back out and start over.

I feel the same way about waxes. In this day and age there are some pretty tough finishes out there. The Pro-Finisher at Home Depot is actually a pretty good finish. It has a high solid content and is fairly inexpensive. Don't let the low price tag fool you into thinking it is a poor finish.

I generally tell people that if they don't have anything better to do with their time than oil, wax and buff their wood floors then they need a hobby.




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