Paul puts a finish on his bench that he calls ‘natural outdoor furniture oil’. He wears gloves but no mask or visible ventilation, which suggest this is an attractive finish for my shop which does not have crosswind ventilation (and most finishes from the Orange stores have skulls and crossbones on them). He keeps the can hidden because he does not want to bias things with product sponsorship. Nevertheless, it would be useful to know the basic ingredients used in case we would like to make our own ‘natural outdoor furniture oil’ that does not kill us. Does anyone know, or suspect, what the composition might be?
My guess is some sort of boiled linseed oil mixture, because it is yellowish, is in a metal can, and requires gloves (as most modern BLO’s contain moderately toxic/carcinogenic, yet non-volatile drying agents).
Am I right, wrong, or completely off base?
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