pure tung oil help, still looking hazy

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01-04-2018 01:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pure tung oil hazy walnut

Hi everyone,

I’ve been adding layers to this walnut nightstand, I think I have six coats of pure tung oil from Rockler on it, but there was one that got left on too thick and I had to rub off a bunch of semi-dried oil (that white flakey stuff), as a precaution I sanded it down with 400, a few coats in the middle I wet sanded with the white super-fine plastic sanding pads, I also tried some 0000 steel wool in there, basically just trying to get the finish to be more clear I guess (not necessarily glossy but not hazy either). There are two pictures of the piece with the tung oil wet on it and then after the coat has dried with some closeups. I’m not sure if I over-sanded it or if I need to buff it, I’m really lost at this point. I guess I can keep putting coats on, but when people talk about haziness with tung oil, it’s usually just in some spots with the rest looking pretty good, this is basically all super matte finish in appearance. Thanks a lot for any help!

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