|Forum topic by therabidrabbit||posted 12-17-2013 12:18 AM||1790 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-17-2013 12:18 AM
I am attempting to finish a slab of wood with tung oil for the first time and of course I am having a problem.
I am useing polymerized tung oilk from lee valley and am applying to to a 2” sycamore slab.
The slab itself has a bunch of cracks which i didn’t mind asthetically, i just wanted a smooth surface.
I applied the first coat sealer, no problems. Waited 24 hours til it felt dry and looked good, applied the second coat 50/50 sealer/tung oil.
when I went back a day later to check on it I noticed the oil seeping up from all the cracks. The rest of the surface is dry but the spots you can see seeping up which feel slightly thicker are still a little tacky.
SO my question is what can I do about it? I was thinking maybe just wait a couple more days for even the thick spots to harden then sand or steel wool them back down until smooth and reapply a few more coats of oil…. but I don’t know how to keep this from happening again or if this will even work.
I guess I probably should have filled in all the cracks beforehand but I”m hoping that was not necessary.
Link to wood photos: http://imgur.com/rx9f0QZ
Thanks for help!