|Forum topic by shoichi||posted 01-23-2016 04:34 PM||783 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-23-2016 04:34 PM
i have a piece of walnut that i finished but looks terrible.. this is bad news because this piece is a gift that i am supposed to deliver in 5 days. the pics will show what the problem is: you can see towards the top that are spots of blotchy… looks as if enough oil did not sink into the wood.
what i did was i had oiled it with BLO, let it dry for a week then put a layer of watco’s walnut danish oil with a rag… let that dry for about a day..is there a way to mask this? i tried another coat of danish oil but still shows… i am thinking maybe i should have sealed it with shellac before putting the danish oil. terrible mistake but lesson learned…
what do i do now? below are some photos of the piece.
Edit: I forgot to add in the original post that I did apply one layer of dewaxed shellac as the last coat. Everyone is suggesting more coats. I hope the shellac won’t prevent penetration in the later costs