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Forum topic by patrad posted 11-05-2012 05:35 PM 967 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2012 05:35 PM

Hi all, I’m using Watco Danish Oil (dark walnut) to finish a chest, tongue and groove with panels. The panels are getting a different stain. I want to finish the inside edge of the rails and stiles so I don’t have to tape the panels when I come back to do it post glue up.

If you get excess Danish Oil on a piece and come back later with the same color, will you see the spots you refinished over?

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#1 posted 11-05-2012 05:55 PM

Most likely, yes. Especially with something like dark walnut you will get “overlap” marks. If I was using different stains on different parts, I would tend to do the whole parts before glue-up. Mask off the glue surfaces so they don’t get sealed in the process.

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#2 posted 11-05-2012 05:58 PM

+1 for what Ted said

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 06:33 PM

What kind of wood are you staining, it could make a difference. If it’s dark, the likelihood of seeing it is minimal, but if the base wood is soft, or light color it sure will make marks.

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 07:05 PM

It is QSWO. I would do all the parts, but I need to glue on some corbels after I glue the sides and front together. So I’m thinking now, I’ll do all the parts but those and just be very careful to tape off the panels for those spot.

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