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Forum topic by Garbanzolasvegas posted 02-13-2015 04:47 AM 1042 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Garbanzolasvegas

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02-13-2015 04:47 AM

I have never been any kind of expert on wood finishing. BUT! I did a lot of research and stuff and found Watco Danish oil. I may ask it to marry me!

Using it now!

Seems to be fool proof

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richardwootton

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 05:11 AM

It is a great product! You can also sand very lightly in between coats at a higher grit paper, or 000/0000 steel wool, (I’d start after the second or third coat) and you can build up a pretty darn nice finish. Make sure to wait until it’s pretty well cured before reapplications and it can act sort of like a filler for open grained woods. Once you achieve to level you’d like you can apply paste wax and buff out for a very nice tactile feel and warm look. I’ve used basically this method to refinish several tool handles and it has turned out really well.

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AlaskaGuy

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 10:52 AM

Like a lot of finishes Watco in good for some things and not so good of other things. Of course you already leaned this with you research. Did you research tell you can easily make you own cheaper that buying it.

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Tennessee

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#3 posted 02-13-2015 12:21 PM

I keep it in my shop. Not that expensive, and works well when you want a luster, not a shine.

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 02-13-2015 02:02 PM

It is a product that I also love to use. Takes a little longer to dry, the finish result is superior to WATER based stain.

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 02-13-2015 02:23 PM

ABSOLUTELY!


It is a product that I also love to use. Takes a little longer to dry, the finish result is superior to WATER based stain.

- canadianchips


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waho6o9

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#6 posted 02-13-2015 04:05 PM

Good stuff.

Make sure it’s dry and then proceed.

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RogerM

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#7 posted 02-13-2015 06:10 PM

First time user of Watco Danish Oil Natural. Works really well on old wormy chestnut.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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RogerM

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#8 posted 02-13-2015 06:11 PM

First time user of Watco Danish Oil Natural. Works really well on old wormy chestnut.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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CharlesA

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#9 posted 02-13-2015 06:30 PM

I use the Red Mahogany on any of the mahogany type woods (real thing, AFrican, Sapele), and it gives a superb color.

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Quanter50

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#10 posted 02-13-2015 07:12 PM

20+ years ago I used Watco Danish Oil (Natural) on all my White Oak window extension jambs, door jambs, window sills, trim, cabinets & cabinet doors as well as all the other doors in the house. I also used it on my homemade Red Oak Flooring. Most of it, especially the floors, were sealed with oil based polyurethane. I also used it on the oak stairs going upstairs to the loft. The stairs were never top coated with urethane and they have held up like new. I love Watco Danish Oil!

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BurlyBob

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#11 posted 02-13-2015 09:19 PM

I was turned onto Watco medium walnut on red oak. Gives it a mild aged look sort of antique like. Just have to keep wiping it down every hour or so for ever. I’ve tried other products but keep coming back to Watco Danish oil.

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JoeinGa

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#12 posted 02-13-2015 10:23 PM

I’m using it more and more. As an added bonus it’s less than HALF the price of Tung oil too!

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