|Review by Rick||posted 01-05-2010 11:18 PM||6516 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Sometimes when all a project needs is some oil to pop the figure and liven up the color, it seems that a wipe-on oil finish is the best solution.
Some local, experienced, woodworkers pointed me to Deft danish oil. They all use it on their rocking chairs and other various projects. Compared to Watco, I believe that Deft utilized more resin in their formula. So while prividing the great hand rubbed look it provides much more protection than the standard danish oil. I also prefer the way the clear Deftoil makes wood look compared to Watco. Just my own preference.
I had been, and am still, curious about Waterlox sealer/finish. However I like the wipe-on / wipe-off aspect of the danish oils. The Waterlox sealer/finish is a wipe-on only finish which is more like a minwax wipe-on poly. In reading a Finewoodworking review of wipe-on finishes the Waterlox and Minwax seemed practically identical in properties except for the fact that Waterlox uses Tung oil and is darker in color. They both had nearly the same penetration as well. Deftoil was not included in their review. I think because it’s not as accessible as most products. Not sure why. I finally found it here, http://www.dougs-supplies.com/storename/dougsfurniturerefinishingsupplies/ViewDept-95160.aspx
If I need more protection than even Deft provides then I’ll either add some minwax wipe-on poly to my deftoil, or wait a week for the deftoil to dry and put some wipe-on poly on top.