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

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#1 posted 03-05-2017 08:02 PM

Not sure if this is exactly what you’re looking for but I’ve used this technique for finishing oak before; starting with a water based dye for the latewood gives you a lot of flexibility to find the colour you like. You can also then topcoat with poly to provide the durability you need for eg. a railing
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/tips-techniques-for-fantastic-oak-finishes

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