January 8th, 2017, 04:58 PM
Join Date: Dec 2016
Originally Posted by Samuel Seeley
When you do start putting another coat of BLO on, let it sit for 30 minutes or so, then wipe off the excess like you mean it! Don't just lightly run a rag over the surface. Any excess on the surface can take forever to dry.
BLO takes patience - lots of it. It does dry faster than RLO, but it still can take up to a week for a coat to completely harden, especially in winter cold. If you think it is dry, get your nose up next to the surface and take a whiff. If it smells like linseed oil it isn't cured yet.
That was my point exactly. if you can't wait on the boiled to dry, you sure as hell don't want to use the raw oil.