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wet sanding colored danish oil

by Scott C.
posted 11-18-2016 08:10 PM

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#1 posted 11-19-2016 02:33 AM

I don’t think that the color of the oil will make much difference to the color of the pores. If anything, it will make them darker. I’m not sure what the answer is unless you use a light colored grain filler first. I’ve used one of the clear fillers and was not impressed. Maybe it’s my technique. From the perspective of trying to get the pores lighter, the clear filler doesn’t work because you need to put on your stain first. Might be OK if you are not using a stain; just keeping it its natural color. Another way to do it might be to seal the wood first with shellac or finish and then use a colored glaze. I have successfully used a gel stain over sealer, but it doesn’t end up as dark. It works a little better to apply shellac or finish to the bare wood, sand it back just enough to leave finish in the pores, and then apply stain.

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#2 posted 11-19-2016 02:50 AM

Try it on a scrap piece and see what happens. Never know what you may get.

-- John

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 02:19 PM

Try dye instead of box store pigmented stains. You need to use oil based, water/alcohol based dyes don’t color the pores due to surface tension and the tannic acid. I use WD Lockwood. Here's something that may help.

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