|Forum topic by shwoodnt||posted 08-08-2016 07:26 PM||379 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-08-2016 07:26 PM
In my kitchen will be drawer fronts and cupboard doors of maple, aspen, and ash.
The plan is to use Watco Danish Oil Finish on the woods. The can reads, both:
“Watco Danish Oil Finish is a unique blend of penetrating oil & varnish that stains, seals & protects in one easy step.”
“If a topcoat is required, use Varathane Interior Diamond Wood Finish (oil based or water based)....”
So I’m wondering whether I should stop after the Danish Oil and not add the shiny topcoat of Varathane.
The drawers in these pictures have sapele handles finished only with the Danish Oil.
The tall cabinet holding the dishwasher, and all the other carcasses are finished with Varathane and have a thick shiny coat.
Maple will go under the sink. Aspen to the right of the sink. The ash on three drawer fronts to the left of the stove and a pantry door to the left of that, and on the front of the dishwasher cabinet.
Is it simply a matter of personal preference between the grainier finish of the tung oil alone and the thick shiny coat of varathane? Or will spills in a kitchen make a shiny protective varathan coat an obvious choice over frequent sanding and reapplication of the tung oil?
I won’t be getting fancy and using finishes other than simply this tung oil or else this tung oil and the recommended water based varathane. So, no need to discuss different finishes that may work better. I’ll be sticking to one of these two.