To stop BLO from being sticky ?


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There is a french youtuber who added a product to BLO to stop it from being sticky once dry. In french it is called Decatif, but I have no idea what product it is and what it is called in english (see below). Have you heard of such an additive we can add to BLO to stop it from being sticky ?

 

 

 

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Agree that stickiness in BLO is due to too thick an application or very old product.  Time will generally heal a too-thick application but we are talking weeks.  I have a few 'blends' that I use.  In my mixes that contain BLO I use a bit of Japan Drier which works quite well for me.  A little goes along way.  I use about 1/4" ounce per quart of BLO content.  This turns into just a few milliliters when added to a 1:1:1 blend of BLO, MS and varnish. The good news it makes it economical.  The bad news is that it is easy to use too much ;-)

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