|Re: Finish question on pine
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Author: Chris Friesen Date: Aug 19, 2008 23:09
> In fact, there is no law that says that
> BLO has to be boiled, of which it never has been.
Back in the day it actually was boiled, which caused it to polymerize.
I'm not aware of any sources for such a product today though.
> So they are already
> selling a mislabeled product. This also gives them to the latitude to
> call their own blend of oils, solvents and driers "Boiled Linseed Oil"
> since it is understood that there isn't such an animal.
According to the MSDS for my bottle of BLO, it contains flaxseed oil (at
least 98%%), Cobalt naphthenate, and Zirconium naphthenate. So not all
manufacturers use a blend of oils.