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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 12-20-2010 12:13 AM 2827 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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b2rtch

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12-20-2010 12:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing

I have a lot of water based polyurethane left from refinishing my floors.
Can I use it on oil based tint or danish oil?

-- Bert


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#1 posted 12-20-2010 12:59 AM

Bert, I use water based lacquer and poly over oil based stain all the time with no problems, so you shouldn’t have any, either.

-- Uncle Fester

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 01:57 AM

Bert—- Sure can. Just make sure the Danish Oil is thoroughly cured.

I usually let it sit between 7 and 10 days before applying my water-based poily.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 03:31 AM

I use water based poly on top of oil finishes all the time. Just let ithe oil dry thorougly before applying the poly. I usually only let stuff dry overnight and have never had a problem.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 03:37 AM

Being another Don I agree with Don with the following caveat, if you wet sand (or just sand) the oil based finish prior to applying the water based one, it is good to let things rest a bit to ensure all the newly exposed bits have cured. I have had a previous finish “curdle” if I didn’t wait. May not happen that often but when it does it seems to be the critical piece of that special project.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 03:41 AM

What Gerry said.

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 04:04 AM

thank you all.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 05:36 PM

Will the water based polyurethane raise the grain?

-- Bert

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 05:48 PM

Bert—I’ve never had a problem with it raising the grain on pieces treated with Danish Oil.

I think the Danish Oil provides enough of a seal that it shouldn’t be an issue, but if you are concerned about that, a quick coat of shellac as Barry suggested should remove all doubt.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 12-20-2010 05:53 PM

Thank you Gerry and Merry Christ-mas to all.

-- Bert

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