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#1 posted 11-10-2012 05:02 PM

I follow pretty much the same procedure for danish oil that I do for Tung oil. On soft woods it tends to blotch and it can also on hardwoods. I always wipe on then wipe off right away. Don’t let it dry on because it leaves a sticky residue that you have to clean off. Just a wipe is all you need. Let it dry about 4 -12 hours depending on heat and humidity and repeat if needed.

Oils like all penetrating finishes will soak deeper into the soft grain, and you may need a pre-color conditioner to keep it from blotching those area’s. I suggest a sample of whatever wood you are using as a test piece for finishes.

Oils bring out the natural beauty of the wood like no other product I’ve used.

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