Pine is very Orangy/Yellow from Watco Golden Oak

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Forum topic by Nighttripper posted 08-20-2012 02:18 PM 1329 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-20-2012 02:18 PM


I have a shelving unit made of pine that I just finished with two coats of Watco Golden Oak. However, the color is a somewhat unorthodox yellow/orange. Its not terrible, but I’m just wondering what my options are from here.

I was thinking of trying to thin it with steel woold/mineral spirts, and then trying to apply a gel stain ? Any comments ?

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 02:44 PM

Number one rule for using a new type or color of finish: try it on a scrap piece of wood first. You might try getting another color of Watco danish oil and see what it looks like over the Golden oak. I don’t think you’re going to get all of that color off, short of sanding it, and that probably won’t get it all.

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 02:49 PM

Aside from testing on scraps which is a great practice with any stain, do yourself a favor and order this right now:

Pine is really tough to stain and come out with an even color. You will get much better results with any stain color you choose.


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