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Forum topic by polishcarpenter posted 741 days ago 754 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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polishcarpenter

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741 days ago

making contempory island and have oil spots on a lot of pieces can they be removed with acetone want to have almost natural finish with a light toning to even out color need advice asap anyone???


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#1 posted 740 days ago

From what I understand the oils in Wenge reap havoc on hard finishes, such as lacquer. You can use an oil finish but it’s best to clean the surface with acetone or similar solvent prior to applying the finish. I’d be interested to read what others say, who have more experience with Wenge. It’s one of my favorite woods but I’ve only used it for small pieces.

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#2 posted 452 days ago

I Just posted a project with using wenge, A wine rack, I did a single coat of tung oil and two coats of wipe on poly and it came out very well.

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