|Forum topic by lepelerin||posted 04-30-2014 06:23 PM||665 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-30-2014 06:23 PM
I am almost done with my raised panels for my doors. The panels are yellow birch, the frame is of walnut handle padauk.
My strategy is:
Apply a thin coat of shellac as a sealer, sand very lightly (400-600) Apply tung oil, shortly wipe it off and apply another thin coat of shellac, more shellac with heavier cut (2lb I am thinking of).
If my strategy (shellac, oil, shellac …) makes sense I have some questions?
My understanding is that the first coat should be very thin, just to barely protect the wood but enough to somehow minimize the blotching.
What would be the ratio you would use for to protect against blotching?
Thank you for your input and advice,
PS: I saw the C. Neils method with wiping the wood with a damp cloth before the oil.