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Forum topic by Hornnumb2 posted 08-09-2018 03:03 AM 303 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hornnumb2

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08-09-2018 03:03 AM

Putting a Danish oil on a stained glass walnut frame that will be hanging in a window. Does it need a topcoat of some kind? Thanks Michael


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#1 posted 08-09-2018 03:15 AM

some spar varnish with uv inhibitor should help
after however many coats of danish you like has dried good
or it will not take a good top coat

otherwise the sun will just bake the danish
and you will have to keep re-adding as time goes on

with the spar varnish or some other top coat with uv inhibitor
it will still bake over time but will take longer between re-sanding and
re-applying

maybe if it is possible turn the frame and glass around once in a while
so both sides get sun and shade over time
this way you can forget a top coat
but will have to re-aplly danish from time to time
let it weather evenly by turning around occasionally

on most boats even with the best finnish outside
they still need to re-sand from time to time to keep the finish from degrading into a barn board look

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#2 posted 08-12-2018 03:43 AM

I got 3 coats of spar on it, once it’s good and dry can I rub it with something to get it smooth?

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#3 posted 08-12-2018 08:11 AM

a fine steel wool 0000 grit

if it looks somewhat scratchy
add a lightly thinned last coat

it should smooth out good

if it is ok after the steel wool
you should be good

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 08-12-2018 01:51 PM

Did you sand between coats? Usually the label will say whether that is recommended. What brand did you use?

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#5 posted 08-12-2018 01:56 PM

As usual, Patron is correct. Ya need a good uv inhibiting top coat.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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