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#1 posted 05-08-2017 05:56 AM

Many film finishes work
I am a lacquer fan.

Biggest key is to have the oil fully cured. If there are no metallic driers, it may take quite some time.
If it has driers (like “boiled” linseed oil does) you need at least 3-4 days before you topcoat it.

I would defer and hope that Charles Neil would chime in, he has a ton of experience with most finishing materials and techniques.
I use 2 coats of Waterlox, which is a Tung/varnish/thinner blend.
After it cures, I shoot it with Sherwin Williams CAB Acrylic lacquer…. the one I used is ‘Medium Rubbed Effect”

Then I use Liberon Steel wool and wax to prevent it looking glassy, and have more of a soft warm glow, but with the protection there.

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