I'm not sure I've done the right thing, at all.
I ordered a fold up outdoor table in acacia wood to use as a potting bench. The blurb on the table said it had been oil finished, and so I'm waiting for it to arrive.
Then I went along and bought Bondall monocel furniture oil, because I couldn't find plain old tung oil which was what I wanted, and all the other things were hybrid oils, coloured, blah blah, things I didn't want. Take note Bunnings - I want a plain tin of tung oil on the shelf in plain sight amongst the wood finishes, in future.
The bondall seems pretty good with UV absorbers, etc etc - but then I panicked thinking that this thing may have been finished with one of these hybrid oils or whatnot and be incompatible with the bondall.
So does anyone have any experience with going over pre-oiled furniture? Most of the manufacturers now cut costs, and an oily rag gets waved about in the room and we call it oil finished. I can't get any info from the manufacturer other than that it's been done, so I'm left wondering about the compatibility - I just do not have time to sand it all back etc etc because of an equipment dearth. I'm sure as heck not doing it by hand!
Any advice? could I just wipe it down with turps before I oil, and hope for the best? I've only dealt with raw timber, or something I've finished myself before..
@Former Workshop member You’ll find plain Tung Oil in the bay that has the flooring finishes in it - this should be located in the same aisle as the other woodcare finishes. They sell 1L and 4L tins, hope this helps.
In general, you shoudn’t have caused yourself a problem if the original finish was oil-based and the Bondall (from memory) is. Worst that can happen is your Bondall is going to sit on the surface and sulk because there’s nowhere for it to go.
@Former Workshop member