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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 01-06-2017 11:01 PM 417 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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alittleoff

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01-06-2017 11:01 PM

I’m in the process of building a new bed using oak and black walnut. I’m wanting a close to natural finish. I did some grain filling on one post using linseed oil. The wood looks great the way it is but I was wondering about sealing it with a satin poly later. Would that be ok over linseed oil?
Gerald


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#1 posted 01-06-2017 11:22 PM

Yes if it is dry, for the Poly. I would hit it first after the BLO with a 1.5-2lb cut of dewaxed Shellac, Zinzeer Seal coat is a dewaxed 2lb cut Shellac. The BLO does not need to be dry for that, just no excess on the wood, and I would wipe on the Shellac. Lightly sand with 320 grit, when the Shellac is dry, then do your Poly either water or oil base.
I do it all the time, one of my favorite finish combos.
The birds eye maple here was done that way.

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#2 posted 01-07-2017 02:23 PM

Thanks, I was worried, thought I’d messed up. I’ll do it like you said.
Gerald

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#3 posted 01-07-2017 03:03 PM

Just let the BLO dry for a few days first (I usually wait a week).

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#4 posted 01-07-2017 03:16 PM

This is the process I use when I build furniture for customers, or our home…Most people want a natural look to their pieces, so I prep the wood good with the different stages of sanding, and wipe on mineral spirits, let it dry good, and wipe on about 1- 2 coats of Clear danish oil, depending on how the grain looks, and light sanding between coats. Once that’s dry, I use 3-4 coats of a fast drying wipe on poly, sanding with 600-800 grit paper between coats, and putting on the final coat to dry…..

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