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Forum topic by whitesferry posted 06-14-2014 01:38 AM 815 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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whitesferry

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06-14-2014 01:38 AM

i was going to start with danish oil a few coats .then sand and then can i ? use zar 117 maple honey or must i only use mineral spirits ? n then the zar it’s ambrosia maple table top then minwax wipe on poly ? what does every one think im not sure these products are compatable . thanks alex


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 06-14-2014 01:45 AM

As always test on some scraps to get the finish that you like and avoid mishaps.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Picken5

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#2 posted 06-14-2014 03:15 AM

I’ve used wipe on poly directly over Danish oil and it turned out great. Of course, you have to make sure the Danish oil is completely dry — typically 72 hours and sometimes more depending on humidity and the type of wood. And, like Bondo said — test on some scraps first.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 06-14-2014 01:25 PM

Using poly over Danish oil is no problem, but I’m not sure about applying stain in between as you propose. I’ve never tried it, but I would think the Danish oil would tend to keep the stain from soaking in. A better bet would be to mix the stain and Danish oil to get the color you want. You can even buy pre-colored Danish oil in a variety of shades.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ChefHDAN

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#4 posted 06-14-2014 01:37 PM

+1 Charlie, I actually tried once to darken a project after oil and the stain just wiped right of

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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whitesferry

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#5 posted 06-14-2014 06:05 PM

thanks for all your help folks im going to utilize all ur information thus far . i think danish oil then poly will be fine but will the poly be durable enough to take drink spills or cups it’s going to be a coffee table but i dont wanna ruin it my self im ok with it, but kids will be kids sooner or later they’ll set or spill something on it . or do you id be fine with several coats of the minwax wipe on poly high gloss 4 5 coats ? to protect it better

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ChefHDAN

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#6 posted 06-14-2014 10:08 PM

white, I’ve got three kids and I’ve put poly on everything and some pieces after 10+ years are still doing fine, it essentially plastic coats the surface so there are no coasters required, one of my daughters got nail polish all over a refinished QS white oak table in the kitchen & it came right off.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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