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Posted on a little confused about watco danish oil

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 02:58 PM

Give it more time … WATCO is a very thin finish … no where near as thick as a brushed on, full strength poly. If poly will dry & cure fully, your WATCO most certainly will also. If you try to mechanically “work” the finish, you will, in all probability have a mess on your hands. Attempting to remove an uncured finish WILL be something you don’t ever want to attempt.

The only advice I have to question in the previous responses would be that, in one comment, you are advised to add more WATCO in order to take advantage of the solvents contained therein to soften or reamalgamate the uncured finish you are dealing with … yet in another, you are cautioned against using a solvent to attempt removal of the excess WATCO. Again, I wouldn’t attempt either without just giving it more time … LOTS of time. The first coat or two is largely absorbed into the wood so it feels dry, even if it’s not … additional coats tend to sit closer to the surface, on top of those first few penetrating coats, so they tend to act more like a poly than a penetrating finish, causing them to take longer to cure/dry. Ten coats of WATCO still wouldn’t be as thick as a coat of full strength poly, so they WILL dry, in time.

Did I mention to give it more time ???

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