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Instead of Linseed oil- Raw Tung!  RSS feed

 
Sarah Mae
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Location: SE New Brunswick Canada, Zone 5a
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Here is a site that sells it in large-ish quantity http://www.realmilkpaint.com/oil.html

From the site, their raw tung oil has no dryers or solvents, and unlike linseed oil, it will not mould, discolour, or crackle (it remains slightly elastic). I dislike the strong smell of linseed oil, and tung oil has zero vocs, is slightly nutty, and apparently not unpleasant. It can be applied indoors and outdoors on surfaces subject to the elements.

This is going to coat my earthen and wooden floors, and all of my built-in wooden furniture (and wooden dishes/boards).

I also like the milk paint, though I may wait until I have a chicken butcher and do the old-fashioned barn red made with milk and blood, for the out-buildings...

All in good time.
 
Amedean Messan
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Thanks, seems like an possible alternative to treated wood.
 
John Polk
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do the old-fashioned barn red made with milk and blood

In colonial times, most New England homes were done in grey: milk & blueberries.

 
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Some poems rhyme. But this is a tiny ad:

The permaculture playing cards make great stocking stuffers:
http://richsoil.com/cards


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