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    Top 5 Homemade Wood Sealer Recipes

    My favorite Wood Polish & Sealant recipes



    How do you make homemade wood sealer?

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    I thin raw Linseed oil with natural Turpentine,(as opposed to mineral Turpentine), and apply warm to gun-stocks until they want no more then a month or two later apply some more coats but this time with some Beeswax added. Seems to last a very long time, I can still steam out dings if wanted and is easy to upkeep.
    A mix of Natural Turpentine, Neatsfoot oil, Lanolin and Beeswax has worked well for rejuvenating and conditioning leather after washing with saddle soap.

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    "The Cheapskate's Mahogany" for staining & sealing plywood etc: 1/3 of each: Pine tar, Natural turpentine and boiled linseed oil.

    Tin Cloth - Works for wood too: 24 % of weight Beeswax (could be subbed by Petroleum Wax if you're REAL cheap), 75 % linseed oil.
    Takes weeks to set/ cure/ harden - meanwhile giving off that familiar, homey smell...

    The homebrewed version from this rant: Cheap leather conditioner and personal rant (-You've been warned!)

    Works for conditioning wood, leather and just about any organic textile fiber, YMMV:
    CONCLUSION and Recipe:
    1) Melt 55% (of weight) of beeswax - (use a water bath if you're chicken!)
    2) Add 45% (of weight) ATF - cheapest is best, Dex II will do, NO synthetic stuff.
    3) Heat only 'til dissolved & mixed.
    4) Pour into plastic container (with preferably tapered sides) and let cool.
    5) Shake the "pink soap" out - apply by scrubbing it into leather - let melt and soak in by hairdryer or in the sun.

    These guys cram this ("using the finest ingredients nature can provide, derived from trees, plants, and insects")
    (Like ATF - huh?) product out @ 110 USD/ gal: https://skidmores.com/our-guarantee/
    PS: On Amazon you could read their "product testimonials", where all the idiots swearing by its good properties after being ripped off!



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    Mazay - Raw or Boiled linseed oil in these wood finish recipes please?
    Last edited by Moby Duck; Aug 7, 2021 at 05:52 AM.

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    Tin Cloth - Works for wood too: 24 % of weight Beeswax (could be subbed by Petroleum Wax if you're REAL cheap), 75 % linseed oil.
    Reminds me I need a new pair of Tin Pants. A little japan drier speeds things up and some Grape oil adds flexibility.

    Here's another to go with the Tin Pants, rubber from cut-up old inner tubes dissolved in Kerosene in a water bath makes a permanent waterproofing for work boots. Add rubber until no more will dissolve. Remove from heat and add some enamel thinner, stir and keep in a sealed can. This works but will ruin a pot and doesn't look nice plus takes about two weeks to dry.

    I have some old recipe books going back to the mid 18th century. Interesting reading but I don't know what half the ingredients are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby Duck View Post
    Mazay - Raw or Boiled linseed oil in these wood finish recipes please?
    it's a raw linseed oil

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    Thanks Mazay! We've added your Wood Sealer Recipes to our Woodworking category,
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