Super Finishing for Turning George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to apply a simple finishing mixture to a bottle stopper that is durable and will give the piece a proper shine. While the stopper is still on your lathe, you can dab on light layers of thin-viscosity CA wood glue and linseed oil. http://www.wwgoa.com/video/super-wood-finishing-for-turning-001111/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=A217 #WWGOA
Page about algae and mold in house painting and solutions for preventing it. On porous and absorbant surfaces, a borax solution can be used. This will not bleach the mildew but will act as a disinfectant and also has the added benefit of having a long term effect on preventing mold when left on the surface when absorbed into the substrate. Borax is used prior to painting. I used Allback Organic Boiled Linseed Oil Extra recipe for my porch. Great results.
First, A Bit of Oil You start by wiping on a very light coat of boiled linseed oil. Apply just enough to darken the wood and then wipe off any excess. When applied sparingly, the linseed oil will simply cure under the following coats of shellac and varnish. I like the way it brings out a beautiful, warm color in most woods. The change is immediate and pretty dramatic.
By using a solvent (50/50 turpentine and linseed oil) with oil pastels, one can achieve results similar to painting without actually using brushes and paints. Use a Q-tip or a cotton ball to blend colors.