|Forum topic by CaseyJones||posted 02-05-2012 08:22 AM||2400 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-05-2012 08:22 AM
Hi there, ran into a major problem, or so it seems at the moment anyway.
I’ve been finishing a rosewood loveseat for several weeks using Daly’s Profin Teak Oil….I’m a relative amateur woodworker, and this was going to be my first project to post to the forum here…it is an ambitious one for sure….anyway I’ve followed the instructions for the teak oil and built up 6 or 7 thin coats over a couple weeks, wiping off excess and letting it dry. Everything was going fine till I decided that I wanted a slightly more glossy look, maybe a satin or a semi….I spoke with a product rep on the phone and he told me to leave the oil on the wood rather than wipe it off after 30 minutes and this would help build a gloss finish. This goes against all the oil finishing rules I’ve adhered to thus far, but I figured the guy must know what he was talking about.
You can probably guess what happened, the oil sat on the surface and built up a high gloss film that looks like poo. When I discovered this the next morning (this morning) I put more teak oil on, hoping the solvent would help cut the gummed up junk, and wet sanded the bejesus out of it (by hand), wiping off all excess. It got a lot of the crud off, but after several more sanding sessions I’m still left with streaks and spots of high gloss spots mixed in with the matte finish. I’m not sure the best way to go about fixing this, but the options I’ve considered and would like you to also consider and give feedback if you’re so inclined are as follows:
1. Continue sanding till my arm falls off, but this just seems to gum up the paper when I dry sand, and not get it off when I wet sand.
2. Wait till the top film layer i just put on has completely dried and cured (it’s cold here so it might take another day or so) then try sanding it off.
3. Use a solvent of your recommendation to dissolve this top layer of junk…..however, what can I expect this to do to the bottom layers I already applied?
4. I expect to be putting several more coats on whenever I get rid of the gloss since i will have likely sanded quite a bit by then. I was planning on using Waterlox in the first place to finish this, and was talked out of it. I am now thinking about using it again over the teak oil. Good idea? Bad idea?
I’m also open to any and all other suggestions!