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Forum topic by unclearthur posted 08-28-2019 07:11 PM 505 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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unclearthur

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08-28-2019 07:11 PM

I finished a small item with Danish Oil, and then next day on impulse sprayed it with some Watco spray lacquer I had around.

Now a day later, the item is very tacky / sticky basically gross. I tried to rub it with a little steel wool, bit its not helping.

Any suggestions to fix? The lacquer can says to clean-up with lacquer thinner – but I’m not sure what that is and I don’t have any. I do have mineral spirits and acetone.

Thanks for any suggestions.


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Rich

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#1 posted 08-28-2019 07:31 PM


Any suggestions to fix? The lacquer can says to clean-up with lacquer thinner – but I m not sure what that is and I don t have any. I do have mineral spirits and acetone.

Thanks for any suggestions.

- unclearthur

Acetone will remove lacquer.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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unclearthur

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#2 posted 08-28-2019 07:37 PM

Thanks Rich, will try.

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#3 posted 08-28-2019 07:47 PM

Yep, agree with Rich, strip it with acetone. Danish oil is basically linseed oil, next time, apply, wipe it off best you can, give it time to dry, like 3 days or so, maybe even sand with a fine grit before lacquering, should be ok.

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#4 posted 08-28-2019 07:47 PM

As I recall, danish oil takes something like 72 hours to cure/dry before applying anything on top of it. Set it outside in the sun after stripping off the lacquer to let it dry out.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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unclearthur

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#5 posted 08-28-2019 08:45 PM

Thanks. No more acting on impulse.

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#6 posted 08-28-2019 10:04 PM

As I recall, danish oil takes something like 72 hours to cure/dry before applying anything on top of it.
- EarlS

Yup, at least the Watco stuff does – sez right on the container. I always give 3 days minimum before I finish with poly. – longer if I can get away with it.

Cheers,
Brad

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TungOil

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#7 posted 08-31-2019 01:49 AM

After you strip off the lacquer, You might want to seal the danish oil with dewaxed shellac before topcoating. Zinser Sealcoat works well. Shellac is a good intermediate finish to apply between incompatible finishes.

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