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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 04-28-2016 12:33 AM 318 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2016 12:33 AM

I’ve got my table about finished and changed my mind on the finish for the base. I’ve already applied a couple coats of Danish oil and now want to darken it down with stain. I though about adding the stain to more danish oil and going over it again, but thought about bloching. My table is yellow pine and really looks great now. What I’m worried about is the bloching you use ally get with pine. Like I said I’ve already put 2 coats of danish oil on it and don’t want to mess up the finish. Will it hurt to use something on it to control bloching or is it to late. Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 04-28-2016 12:56 AM

Gerald, you should test this on a piece of scrap. Blotching is caused by the grain absorbing the finish by varying amounts. Since you already have 2 coats of oil sealing the wood, there should be no variation with subsequent coats. However, since the wood is sealed, you will not produce much color change either. Again, test to be certain you get the results you want. HTH

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#2 posted 04-28-2016 01:12 AM

Thanks for the help, I really didn’t know if the danish oil would seal it or not. Will it hurt to add the stain to some danish oil for another coat? I used Waco danish oil and i have minwax stain.

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#3 posted 04-28-2016 09:18 PM

You probably can’t get much color change since you have sealed it pretty well with the Danish oil. Sanding with 220 and using a pigment stain may gain some color. You could add toning layers using lacquer or shellac. For future projects blotch control and oils & poly.

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