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Sadolin on balsa
« on: September 20, 2018, 02:46:36 PM »

hi,
Has anybody used Sadolin wood preserver/stain on balsa deck ?
Did it work ok ?


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Thinking of painting Speed boat deck in mahogany sadolin.
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Re: Sadolin on balsa
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 05:21:27 PM »

Sadolin is a very thick paint which may not be suitable for applying balsa. The paint is designed for applying to hard woods I would think you may have a problem when putting on balsa. But before you right off the idea golden rule try it on a test piece.

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Re: Sadolin on balsa
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 05:57:19 PM »

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Re: Sadolin on balsa
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 10:43:19 AM »

I used it on my shed. Comes in a range of colours and finishes. I used a satin. Waterproof and is absorbed into the wood, pine in my case, and needed two coats. Not tried on balsa but I suspect it would soak in with the first coat and produce the final finish with the second coat. Not cheap so unless you have some already a bit costly to try. It's very resilient and shows no sign of fading after two years on my shed. I will try some on a piece of balsa when time permits and post the result.
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Re: Sadolin on balsa
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 11:55:04 AM »


What wood would we use to 'thin' Sadolin ?
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Re: Sadolin on balsa
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 12:43:29 PM »

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Re: Sadolin on balsa
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2018, 01:47:32 PM »

Hi Martin
The spirit based versions can be removed before they dry with white spirit. The surface should be sanded and de-greased with methylated spirits before application. It is a two part process with 24hrs between coats.
I suggest you look at www.sadolin.co.uk/ and see their helpful videos. I noticed they also supply tester pots so this may be ideal for model use.
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