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Tried & True Wood Finish

Varnish Tried and True Pint

Item 126856
Model VARNISH OIL PINT

$26.99

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  • Includes a PaintCare Fee
  • Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Premium oil finishes from 19th century recipes that are 100% solids and solvent free. This unique finish is even safe for cutting boards, toys, and children's furniture. It complies with the FDA regulations (FDA 21 Sec. 175.300) as "safe for...

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    Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Premium oil finishes from 19th century recipes that are 100% solids and solvent free. This unique finish is even safe for cutting boards, toys, and children's furniture. It complies with the FDA regulations (FDA 21 Sec. 175.300) as "safe for food contact surfaces". We've tried this in our shop and are very impressed with both the ease of application and quality of finish.Varnish Oil is highly polymerized linseed oil fortified with natural resin varnish. This is a semi-gloss topcoat that builds durability and sheen with each application. It has excellent abrasion and scratch resistance and takes a high polish. Applications are primarily to furniture (including table tops) and kitchen counter tops.
    • Varnish Oil is a fine furniture finish
    • It has a high resin content and will produce a beautiful semi-gloss sheen
    • Each coat will build up gloss and durability
    • the ultimate hand rubbed finish
    • Gets harder and more durable as it ages

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    Reviews

    4.5 out of 5 stars
    2 Reviews
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Fantastic safe finish that works in my dirty shop

      I love oil finishes because they are easier to use in a home shop. Dust floating in the air doesn't seem to bother oil finishes in general, and Tried and True is now my favorite because of the easy application process and lack of strong odor. The key is to follow their directions; apply very thin coat, rub it down after an hour with a clean cloth, then let it dry for 24 hours. Burnish with 0000 steel wool then re-apply, rub down after an hour and repeat as many times as you need. For non-use surfaces I use three coats, and five to six for table tops. Unlike "boiled linseed oil" from a big box store, Tried & True does not have metallic driers in it, and doesn't stink for weeks. It is safe for food contact surfaces, unlike boiled linseed oil. Because you are using very light coats applied with a cloth, a quart will last a long time. I have refinished three end tables with it and the level of product in the can is only 3/4 to 1" below the rim.

    2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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      Not a hardware store finish

      Read a lot of reviews about this product. Some good, some not so good. My opinion, Good stuff. Looks like nothing else you can buy. Soft, smooth sheen. Not shinny, just a soft sheen. The more you rub the better it looks. And rub you will. I added a drier because some of my test boards did not seem to dry well. Do not add drier. It will kill most of the sheen and cause the finish to look like it is setting on top of the wood. Danish oil dried well in my shop, I just had some drying issues with the varnish oil. Keep in mind this is NOT a flood type finish. Small amounts are all you need. If you are using oak or walnut, something with open grain, you can apply a coat of shellac, when dry, sand it until you start getting wood dust. I did this and the finish dried well. I think the finish gets into the deeper grain and has a hard time drying.

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