Finish On Top of Danish Oil?

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Forum topic by BigMig posted 06-28-2012 06:00 PM 1917 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2012 06:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: watco danish oil danish oil

I made a small box using common maple and finsihed it with 3 applications of Watco Danish Oil. Is it possible to apply anything on top of the Danish Oil? Is there anyhting I should specifically stay away from because of the Danish oil?

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 06:07 PM

We always used lacquer over watco. Just make sure it is completely dry. We normally used just one coat of watco, with lacquer sealer and finish on top.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 06:23 PM

You can put pretty much anything over the Watco once it has cured. I have put wipe-on poly over it many times.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 11:50 AM

I have successfully used: water based poly, oil based poly, a mixture of DO and Poly (50/50). All worked well. But as stated above, let the DO dry for several days.

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 11:59 AM

A look that I love is to put a coat of paste wax on top of watco. I did this on a mahogany cabinet and it looks phenomenal.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#5 posted 06-29-2012 12:11 PM

As stated above, almost any finish will work on thoroughly dry Watco. Lately, I’ve been mixing it 50/50 with Marine varnish or poly. Makes a nice wipe on finish.

-- 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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#6 posted 06-29-2012 03:50 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I may try one of the ideas you guys posted.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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