What does BLO mean?

Brian asked 7 months ago

If you see the abbreviation “BLO” on a woodworking or wood finishing website, what exactly does it mean?

1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 7 months ago

The abbreviation BLO is used instead of writing Boiled Linseed Oil. When talking about Boiled Linseed Oil, it can get tiring typing Boiled Linseed Oil every time Boiled Linseed Oil is mentioned in a post about Boiled Linseed Oil.

It’s annoying to read too, so that’s why woodworkers use BLO instead.

For more about wood finishing, check out my 10 Step Guide to Wood Finishing

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