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Tru-Oil and Tile

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by El Tele Lobo, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Anyone know how to remove long-dried Tru-Oil from an uneven tile surface. Asking for a friend...
     
  2. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Bueller?
     
  3. Mark617

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    You can layer Tru Oil to even surfaces out. Wet sanding at higher increments helps the process. Go slowly allowing for each coat to cure, before proceeding to the next. Stop when you get the desired look
     
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  4. schmee

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    Goof Off is what I would try.
     
  5. Sea Devil

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    Goof-off won't work, AFAIK. Chemical stripper will, heat might.
     
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    Try mineral spirits and a toothbrush. If that fails (depends how long the oil finish has been on) then use lacquer thinner and a toothbrush. It's always best to try the least aggressive solvent (mineral spirits) before moving up to a more aggressive solvent. If the toothbrush and solvent doesn't do it, then use the solvent and a green scotchbrite pad. Stay away from the grout or mask it off.
     
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    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    Glazed tile or porous tile?
     
  8. El Tele Lobo

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    O believe it is glazed.
     
  9. lammie200

    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    Try lighter fluid.
     
  10. Pawdog

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    Denatured alcohol "may" work. I've used it to remove small amounts of Tung Oil from my tiled floor with success.
     
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