This DIY finish for wood is so easy to make and way easier than polyurethane to apply. No need to worry about brush marks or sanding. It just wipes on!

This DIY finish for wood is so easy to make and way easier than polyurethane to apply. No need to worry about brush marks or sanding. It just wipes on!

When it comes to finishing a project there are literally 1,000's of options. Take your pick.  My pick for the last several years is Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO, on the web).  I have used it on everythi...

When it comes to finishing a project there are literally 1,000's of options. Take your pick. My pick for the last several years is Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO, on the web). I have used it on everythi...

First, A Bit of Oil    You start by wiping on a very light coat of boiled linseed oil. Apply just enough to darken the wood and then wipe off any excess. When applied sparingly, the linseed oil will simply cure under the following coats of shellac and varnish. I like the way it brings out a beautiful, warm color in most woods. The change is immediate and pretty dramatic.

First, A Bit of Oil You start by wiping on a very light coat of boiled linseed oil. Apply just enough to darken the wood and then wipe off any excess. When applied sparingly, the linseed oil will simply cure under the following coats of shellac and varnish. I like the way it brings out a beautiful, warm color in most woods. The change is immediate and pretty dramatic.

If you have ever wanted to try oil painting, this three-article series will take you through the entire process step-by-step, from what supplies you will need to have, to how to prepare a canvas, choose a subject and paint your first painting. In this first article, you’ll learn what type of canvas, paints, mediums and other supplies you will need to get started.

If you have ever wanted to try oil painting, this three-article series will take you through the entire process step-by-step, from what supplies you will need to have, to how to prepare a canvas, choose a subject and paint your first painting. In this first article, you’ll learn what type of canvas, paints, mediums and other supplies you will need to get started.

By using a solvent (50/50 turpentine and linseed oil) with oil pastels, one can achieve results similar to painting without actually using brushes and paints.    Use a Q-tip or a cotton ball to blend colors.

By using a solvent (50/50 turpentine and linseed oil) with oil pastels, one can achieve results similar to painting without actually using brushes and paints. Use a Q-tip or a cotton ball to blend colors.

How to use linseed oil to revive weathered and worn wood by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

How to use linseed oil to revive weathered and worn wood by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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