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Posted on Watco Danish Oil Black Walnut on Red Oak - I want it darker!!

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 10:32 PM

Red oak has highly variable characteristics between individual boards. Heck it is not even a species but rather a family of species. Trying to duplicate something like that from a photograph is going to lead to frustration. How does it look after you apply it but don’t wet sand it? Deft was a brand of Poly as I recall. I would use the Watco as a stain then apply a poly topcoat and wet sand that between coats. Sounds like you are just sanding the stain off of the late wood. I never sand oak to anything finer than 180.

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