|Forum topic by Tim & Candy Hicks||posted 681 days ago||4145 views||3 times favorited||7 replies|
681 days ago
Okay, we are having a few issues with our polymerized tung oil finish. We have a Jarrah burl wood table top that we inlay with Malachite and have been applying polymerized tung oil.
Anyway, we applied our last coat and let it dry. Anyway, the tung oil seeps back out of tiny cracks and pinholes. So when it was dry we went over it with 0000 steel wool to knock the nubs down, where the nubs were we had to steel wool a bit extra to get them to come off.
After the whole table top was steel wooled we applied Pledge Orange oil to a small section to see how it would look. We ended up having streak/dull spots where the nubs were.
So I took 1000 grit sandpaper and sanded a small section of the Orange Oil section, then steel wooled it and reapplied the orange oil. After it had set for awhile the Orange oil section that I used 1000 grit on is dull compared to the section of orange oil I did not 1000 grit sand…..
This table is 5’ around and we do not want to apply orange oil to the whole thing and then have streak/dull spots, but we also don’t want it to be dull either…. Does any one have any suggestions?