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chrisstef

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849 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wax over poly tinted wax

Here i am again …. this time the project is a QS red oak table top for a filing cabinet. Ive got it assembled and used medium walnust danish oil on it and the color is a bit lighter than i would really prefer. Id like to put about 6-8 coats of wipe on poly to stand up to any abuse the table will see. My question is by putting a tinted wax over the poly will i achieve a slightly darker surface or should i not use the poly?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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#1 posted 849 days ago

I would suggest adding a little tint to some dewaxed shellac and put that on before the poly,but make sure your danish oil is very dry first. I would also suggest you try it on a test piece first.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 849 days ago

good call Jimmy boy!!! thanks for the advise. What kind of tint … trans tint dye?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 849 days ago

Trans tint should work fine, just don’t for get the test piece first.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 849 days ago

ive got a test piece all ready for it .. everythign should be dry tomorrow. JUst a quick trip to WC and ill be ready to rock. Thanks Jim.

Just for future knowledge would a tinted wax over poly not increase the color?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 849 days ago

I hope it comes out just the way you want. when you pick a trans tint remember the shellac ads some color too..

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 847 days ago

Dont have a suggest, but I wish you the best.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 847 days ago

As Jim said, “DE-WAXED” without fail.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#8 posted 847 days ago

Jim has the best idea. Colored wax will color mostly the pits in the grain and not the wood. Probably not what you are looking for.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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