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Forum topic by Sapper posted 11-05-2015 02:25 PM 690 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2015 02:25 PM

I’m using Dark Walnut Danish oil for a table top(mahogany and tiger maple). Any recommendations on making it darker? Is it possible to mix with a stain to darken? I’m doing my test pieces now and wondering if anyone has mixed to achieve a darker finish.

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 04:28 PM

I would suggest, using stain on the piece first, then coating with the danish oil after. this way you can make a “pallet” of shades figure out the one you like and be able to get that color every time. As an added bonus you can fix the finish if it gets marred and not have to worry about exactly matching the recipe of your original mix.

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 06:34 PM

Dark walnut is the darkest danish oil I know of. I would just use a stain instead. Try your sample boards again and take them through all phases of finishing including sanding, stain, and topcoats.
Varathane American Walnut stain gets pretty dark.

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