Between the two, I prefer the turpentine - as long as I'm going to use a
slow evaporating agent, I like the smell of turps better. You might
consider using VMP Naptha for a faster evaporating thinner - which is
what I go with 95% of the time. Faster thinner evap may lessen the dust
Joe Befumo wrote:
> Any thoughts on the relative merits of turpentine versus paint
> thinning a mixture of Tung Oil and Varnish? (Application is to new
> kitchen cabinets).
SFWIW, the can of BLO I bought tells you to cut the BLO with turps.
: Any thoughts on the relative merits of turpentine versus paint thinnner for
: thinning a mixture of Tung Oil and Varnish? (Application is to new maple
: kitchen cabinets).
I once compared tung oil cut with the two, and it seemed that the mix
with turpentine (the real stuff) built to a sheen much fastere than the stuff cut
with mineral spirits. I've heard the same from a couple of other people.
-- Andy Barss
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