|Forum topic by CharlesA||posted 11-06-2015 07:12 PM||692 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-06-2015 07:12 PM
I keep hearing not to put a water-based finish on any kind of oil.
Here’s some grain-filling advice from Charles Neil’s latest newsletter:
I will rub a good oil, like Arm-R-Seal, into the pores after the color is applied. This mechanical push along with the thinner oil forces the oil into the pore. Rarely does one coat do it. After the oil is well I can brush (foam) a water base finish or rub it on to further fill the pores. I like the water base as it is heavier and fills quicker. It also doesn’t shrink back like a solvent base finish.
Before I knew better, I put water-based on top of oil, and haven’t seen a problem yet. Is conventional wisdom no longer true?
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