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Offline 90LX_Notch

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Re: How to clean a grimey oak bench top?
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2015, 02:15:37 AM »
Next question,  should I use some type of wood wax to protect the top now?  If so, what type?

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Re: How to clean a grimey oak bench top?
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2015, 02:35:25 PM »
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Re: How to clean a grimey oak bench top?
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2015, 02:47:09 PM »
Thanks old and broken.  At this point I am hesitant to do anything irreversible in case I ever do decide to restore it.  I should have specified that above when I asked about using wax.

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Re: How to clean a grimey oak bench top?
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2015, 07:04:12 PM »
If you have time then I consider boiled linseed oil a good choice.  several coats with several days between and a few weeks to cure.   if not, consider tung oil as a much faster alternative.   Both can be used with oil based stains. waxes could prevent good results should you use a varnish or other modern finish in the future.
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Re: How to clean a grimey oak bench top?
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2015, 07:38:07 PM »
Thanks old and broken, answers like yours are I why I asked here.  I really don't know much about wood and the effects of different products on it.

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Re: How to clean a grimey oak bench top?
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2015, 07:40:18 PM »
+1 on the tung oil. I finished some antique pine floors in the house with about 5 coats and it's holding up great.

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Re: How to clean a grimey oak bench top?
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2015, 07:59:16 PM »
I was also going to suggest the tung oil; I have had good luck with Formby's Tung Oil on a few projects. Goes on real easy, dries fast, and you can build it up how ever much you like. It also doesn't have that dipped in plastic look that you seem to get with the polyurethanes.

Dave