Re: Neatsfoot oil on timber
I'll add to the chorus - don't do it. I wasn't even happy with trad boat soup (50/50 boiled linseed oil / real turpentine) treatment on my fir thwarts and floorboards, as it got sticky in the hot sun and let a lot of mud and dirt into the wood grain. Ended up taking them back down to wood and using marine varnish.
Oil finishes are more common in colder climates, with varnish and paint predominating as you go southwards. Good reasons for this, as you'll discover.
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