Danish oil re application

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Forum topic by Canuck76 posted 03-18-2015 02:36 PM 663 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2015 02:36 PM

I recently finished a walnut table top with Danish Oil. Before I could ureathane it a friend of mine spilt some beer on it and didn’t point it out. There were a few are areas where I had to sand out the water marks which obviously scuffed up and lightened the finish in spots. My question is: do I need to sand down the whole piece again before re applying another coat of Danish Oil or will it blend in ok?

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#1 posted 03-18-2015 02:44 PM

What “Danish” oil did you use? How big an area?


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#2 posted 03-18-2015 02:50 PM

What kind of beer?

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#3 posted 03-18-2015 04:52 PM

And where did you bury this ex-friend?

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#4 posted 03-19-2015 03:33 AM

My guess is no foreseeable issues. Danish oil is a penetrating stain with a high amount of solvent. I would sand the stains out and then a little beyond to feather it and reapply the Danish oil. I don’t think you’ll have any issues.

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#5 posted 03-19-2015 03:46 AM

I’ve used Watco Danish Oil for more than 30 years, and find it awfully forgiving during re-application. I can only assume most danish oil products are similar, and you should be OK just doing another application now that you’ve sanding out the water marks.

-- Lee

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#6 posted 03-19-2015 01:27 PM

The nice part about the Danish oils years ago is a piece can be touched up after few years without restripping the finish. “UNless someone has applied a finish coat of varathane or whatever…...and why ?”
As above post mentioned, lightly sand top and re-apply more coats of Danish Oil.

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