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

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 02:32 PM

Kudos Van for testing your finish before starting on the project!

“Actually i tried 3 coats danish oil, then a thinned out dewaxed shellac coat with transitint medium brown (1/2 oz per qt), followed by 3 coats arm-r-seal, and honestly the color and chatoyance is awesome, but just not quite fit the project.”

You don’t say what was really wrong with this approach, just that it didn’t fit, but this method will probably work – just need a different transtint color for the toner coat. If you need the base coat of Danish oil a different color, plain old ob poly can be thinned and ob dye (I use WD Lockwood) can by mixed in. You only need ~5-10% poly to provide enough binder to hold the dye. This might interest you.


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