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#1 posted 01-25-2013 01:25 PM

Shellac it and be done.

BTW, no, wipe-on poly and Watco Danish oil are different things. The Watco is a drying oil which really doesn’t build up into a film finish, and thus provides little protection in that regard. Wipe-on poly is regular oil-based poly, merely thinned enough to make wiping on a lot easier and less problematic.

There is some truth that Watco, and other Danish oils, have resin varnishes mixed in, but again the level varies from make to make, and the ability to build up a hard film coating isn’t a strong suit with any such Danish oils…it’s just not practical. Many make their own concoctions with a lot of success, on ratios of solvent, varnish, and oil to whatever prescription is preferred.

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