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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 04-12-2016 01:05 AM 508 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2016 01:05 AM

Is it alright to apply stain over danish oil? I put a coat of oil on a table then found a stain I would like to use. I think it’s OK but thought I’d ask first. I’ve been in trouble enough already on this table.:-)

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#1 posted 04-12-2016 08:01 AM

You can do it if the Danish oil has fully cured, but you won’t get as much penetration—so not as dark of a color—as with raw wood.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#2 posted 04-12-2016 09:15 AM

Jerry says “fully cured” and I think that makes sense though I haven’t had negative experience myself. (I also have not tried what you’re thinking of.) It may splotch. Wait the full week.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 01:56 PM

Thanks for the info. It’s been a couple of weeks since I put the oil on. I’ll give it a few more days and try the stain. I’m not in a big hurry. Thanks again.

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