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Posted on a little confused about watco danish oil

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 06:35 PM

My experience is that if you don’t have a completely controlled environment to let it cure, then it’s always going to take longer than it says. I usually check it to make sure as I know the problems with applying successive coats of a finish before the previous coats have cured sufficiently.

I think last time I used Watco (in the winter down in the South), I was allowing at least 1 hour of dry time and then one full night’s set up before applying a wipe-on poly on it. I sanded in each coat (walnut) using 1000-2000 grit sandpaper.

I applied 3 or 4 coats and it was not shiny (the sanding may have had a lot to do with that). It was very shiny after the 2 coats of wipe-on poly though.

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