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Forum topic by tburkhart posted 01-18-2016 06:44 PM 575 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2016 06:44 PM

My wife and I found a nice solid coffee table at a thrift store a few months back, the only problem being the multiple coats of paint it had on it. So we stripped it and decided to stain it, but we wanted to keep a rustic look to it and most of the sealants and other top coats we have looked at leave a shiney satin type finish. Any suggestions? We don’t want to be coaster Nazi’s so my original idea of hitting it with occasional mineral oil and bee’s wax probably won’t be protective enough. Would danish oil leave a shine? Or even protect enough?

Additional info, we stained it with a dark walnut oil based stain from minwax.

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#1 posted 01-19-2016 04:21 AM

learn to love it
and move on as in the world in finishing there are times where the clock isnt easily turned back
I a lover of wax once the clock is over which is a labour of love

going forward i like the osmo oils, lacquer and a few homie recipes : )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 01-19-2016 05:26 AM

If you spray satin lacquer it actually has a very subtle luster. If the finish ever gets too glossy, simply wet sand it with soft sanding sponges.

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