|Forum topic by Harbormom||posted 12-11-2015 02:51 PM||697 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-11-2015 02:51 PM
So, three years ago we installed Douglas fir T&G floors (trees off our land). And for VOC reasons and appearance we decided on Tung Oil cut with Citrus Solvent. We applied 7 coats as instructed; until the wood stopped absorbing. Well, it looked great for about a week. Then it became the dreaded dull, dirty ugly floor that just a few special folks get when using tung oil – no patina whatsoever. Our guess, it’s the fir.
We want a little shine and patina. We want to go over the floor with something that won’t soak in and look dull in a week or a month.
Below are pictures of the plain floor (with dog toy) – yuck.
Any advise please! Would a combination of these products work; say the Danish Oil, then wax as needed with Howard’s. This wood is so porous I’m not sure anything other than poly will give it a lasting glow, but I don’t want poly.