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Tru Oil finish over paint?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by MattD1997, Feb 4, 2017.

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  1. MattD1997

    MattD1997 NEW MEMBER!

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    So I'm about to start working on this guitar body that I purchased and I'm going for a rustic look. So im going to age the wood and I want a black burst around it. I originally wanted to use a dark ebony stain for the burst but it's a lot easier to paint the burst. So would tru oil be ol to use over that paint. The aging process is like a home made stain so there's still bare wood. If not what would you recommend? I've used wipe on Minwax poly, the Minwax spray poly clear gloss, and Valspar clear gloss, etc. I just really want to use the Tru Oil. Something about it seems more "authentic" if that makes sense.
     

  2. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

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    I've seen a guy on Youtube who did Tru-Oil over paint, and there are probably people here who've done it; do a search for "Tru-Oil" in the box at the top-left of this page. It's possible and the results are pretty good. Not sure if the type of paint really matters, but in the video, it was artist's paint that was Linseed Oil based, like Tru-Oil.

    Found it:
     

  3. DrBanana

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  4. kidmo

    kidmo Friend of Leo's

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    How is there bare wood if you paint the burst on?
     

  5. MattD1997

    MattD1997 NEW MEMBER!

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    Because I'm mostly only painting the edges everything else is bare wood.
     

  6. kidmo

    kidmo Friend of Leo's

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    Then I guess it wood (pun intended) depend on the type of paint. The guy in the video above used a oil paint with linseed carrier.
     

  7. Tomasi

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