Part 2 of 6 - Applying an Oil Finish
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are among the easiest to apply and most difficult to botch.
And, since they produce a soft, natural-looking appearance
that emphasizes the grain of the wood, they're also among
the most beautiful.
penetrating finishes, soaking deep into the wood and
protecting it from within. They can all be applied with the
same tool -- a soft rag, wrapped around a piece of sponge.
The sponge is saturated with the finish before the rag is
wrapped around it. As you work, you can control the flow of
the oil onto the surface by squeezing the sponge.
although all oils are applied with the same tool, the actual
method of application varies since there are many different
types of oil finishes. Some of these are 100% natural, some
are synthetic and others are a blend of both. Many serve a
variety of different purposes, while others are manufactures
specifically for application to only a few types of wood or
projects. The application method will depend on what you build,
the wood you build it with and most importantly, your choice
to Linseed Oil