wipe on poly over danish oil

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Forum topic by wallyginter1 posted 07-10-2015 02:44 PM 1520 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2015 02:44 PM

iv have put 2 coats of danish oil on a little stool i made, but i want to put some wipe on poly over it because it needs a little more protection. CAn i do that?

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#1 posted 07-10-2015 02:47 PM

Yes, just give the danish oil several days to cure before adding poly over top. If you need it done quicker put a coat of shellac (Zinsser Seal Coat is what I use) over the danish oil and then poly over that.

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#2 posted 07-10-2015 02:58 PM

Yep…..I do it just about every time I build a nice project….For example, when I built my main work bench a few years back, I put 2 coats of Danish Oil on first, and like JayT said, I let it dry good between coats for several days, wiping any tiny beads off until dry….Then I put 5-6 coats of poly over that, let each coat dry….My bench top is 3” thick, and made of MDF for a dead flat surface, and the oil and poly gave it a really nice brownish / tan petina….

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