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  • #16
    Hi Yolli , now to give you something to mess with your Mind . When I carved Santas and other Carvings that I Painted I always put BLO on them before Painting and never had a Problem of Paint not Sticking . I liked the Color that it gave for the Skin Tone . Maybe it was because I didn't Soak them In BLO, I gave them a good Coat and let Stand for about 15 Min. then Wipe it off good, then let Dry over Night before Painting . I have Carvings that I did in 2005 and the Paint still looks like I just Painted it . I also like using BLO because no Blotches after Painting. I use Createx Transparent Acrylic Paint with a Catalyst added, an Airbrush Paint. That might also might be the reason my Paint works over BLO. Just a Thought. Merle

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    • #17
      Here is a carving I did using BLO first...I painted the eyes and teeth first, then coated it in BLO, let dry for 72 hours and then cams back with the hair color and color of the clothes. I had no problem with the water thinned acrylics sticking to the wood.

      The skin tone is BLO only on the bare wood. I used a dull deer antler on the skin areas and burnished it. I like the color it gives the skin.
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      • #18
        tbox61: Thanks for your postings. Thanks for showing the character, Your caricature is great and the painting also.
        DiLeon: Thank you for the detailed info to "oil and acrylics". I putthe BLO on with a brush and let soak in about 10 minutes, then dried and waited for one day before painting. Nevertheless I will try another method. I appreciate your comments, I am willing to learn and think there is no better way to learn as from people like you (and others on this forum) who has been studying and trying (donot know, how to say correct, hope you understand me...thanks a lot to all) Thanks also for the video (if I have time this weekend, I will look)
        Merle Rice: Hi Merle, no problem with "mess in my mind" , thanks for your information (hope your flu is getting better!!)

        What did I learn...there are many "roads to Rome", and I will give them a try...I am happy with comments and am glad to be in this forum.
        Greatings from Austria, Yolande

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        • #19
          Yes no one way to do anything. That is why we have people who can give different advice....and also experiment on your own. One thing great about this forum tons of different opinions to choose from.
          . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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          • #20
            While we are talking about BLO please watch this video, it shows how easy rags catch on fire.
            . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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            • #21
              Originally posted by DiLeon View Post
              While we are talking about BLO please watch this video, it shows how easy rags catch on fire.
              Di Thanks for this and Firstly, people that would put wet oily rags in a card board box. IMHO are about 10 bricks short of a shovel full. I very rarely use a rag in my BLO usages and only to wipe up small spots, and I use mostly a brush, then off to a can with cleaner. This is a good show for high school and college class's and people that have never worked in this type of materials. Shure it will go in a very hot environment, such as this tin lidded can .
              Stay safe and be well
              Chuck
              Last edited by Claude; 01-25-2022, 12:05 PM. Reason: typo
              Chuck
              Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

              https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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              • #22
                Cute little Gnomes! Each one is a little different and I like the paint job...not too heavy. Great colors too. Nice job!
                Keep On Carvin'
                Bob K.

                My Woodcarving blog: https://www.woodchipchatter.com


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                • #23
                  BLO is very dangerous to use because of it's combustibility hazard. People have almost burned their shops down due to using BLO. BLO also darkens over time and will eventually darken your carvings. I prefer to use walnut oil. It's more expensive to buy but cheaper than burning your house down. Unlike BLO, walnut oil is non-combustible and won't darken your carvings over time.
                  Keep On Carvin'
                  Bob K.

                  My Woodcarving blog: https://www.woodchipchatter.com


                  My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robert.kozakiewicz.9


                  My RWK Woodcarving Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rwkwood


                  My Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/rwkoz51/

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