|Forum topic by NateX||posted 11-07-2011 08:29 PM||9596 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-07-2011 08:29 PM
I just put a second heavy soaked in coat of Watco Dark Walnut Danish Oil Finish on an oak end table. I had read Bob Flexner’s book on finishing and was trying to duplicate a dark mission style finish without the risk of fumigating myself or my family.
The goal was to show off the ray flecks in the oak and have a nice dark finish, well the flecks look good but the color is not very dark walnut at all. A second application did little to appreciably darken the color.
I know that the pigment in the oil is asphaltum. I sanded the whole project to 220, could that have been too smooth to take in much finish? Is there a way to make it much darker now? Its significantly lighter than any color swatches I have seen online or at the store for the finish.
I was planning on using Formby’s Tung Oil Finish as a top coat after the recommended 72 hour cure.
Any ideas on what to do to get a darker, richer, intense, more satisfying color?