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On many DIY forums posters are talking about "blopentine", a 1:1 mixture of Boiled Linseed Oil and Turpentine. They are using this to "feed" dry wood prior to applying a new finish or paint.
I tend to not believe that wood does not need to be fed, for any reason. Once the wood reaches EMC, nothing more is needed other than a quality finish to protect the wood.
Any other opinions out there? Gene Wegnert if you are reading this, what is your opinion?
"Feeding" wood is foolishness and the myth has been passed around for many years. Here are some links to previous discussions on the subject;
You ever seen an old piece of furniture or wood that had boiled linseed oil "fed" into it? Turns almost black. It's not a professional use finish, especially considering the time it takes for it to dry. Those ideas are discussed by folks that BS on the internet a lot more than they work in their shops.
I've always been of the opinion that "feeding" furniture is not required, but not sure about old house wood that has been stripped and will be repainted, since I don't do any of this stuff. Thanks for confirming my thoughts on this.