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Forum topic by golfer12 posted 12-17-2013 05:47 PM 598 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2013 05:47 PM

i was wondering if I could finish an outdoor cedar table with Watco Danish oil and then apply Generals Finishes Outdoor Oil on top of that to protect it from the elements since the danish oil has no exterior protection? I really like how the danish oil looks on other projects ive done.


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#1 posted 12-17-2013 06:07 PM

The danish oil forms a weak film with the varnish component that’s in it. The Outdoor Oil is a linseed oil that should penetrate the wood. It won’t do that with the danish oil (at least not much), and even if it did isn’t really a very good protective coating for outdoor use.

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#2 posted 12-17-2013 06:10 PM

the directions say ” Outdoor Oil for all exterior outdoor wood projects, particularly wood furniture. It can be used by itself, over any stain” do how does it work if something is already stained?

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 10:32 PM

Have no idea….but a lot of stains already have linseed oil in them as the binder, can’t imagine what you would gain from putting this stuff on it. But without a varnish component like the danish oil has, it have some penetration.

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 10:33 PM

what would you recommend for a stain?

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