Thats basically danish oil. Teak oil tung oil danish oil oak furniture oil and many more some of which are specifically designed for certain types of wood.
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The thing to remember is that with open grain woods it can leave the grain open and the piece can collect dust in those grains and look dingy over time.
Danish oil over polyurethane. I use it all the time too. Many woodworkers dont give the final finish much thought and will reach for the nearest can of polyurethane varnish. Then wipe off any excess because puddles dry tacky.
Rob wipe on poly will work just fine. Its no surprise really when there are so many to choose from. What kind of finish would you recommend for a workbench top made of softwood.
These spots will appear dull. I would recommend a drying oil finish something like a watco danish oil. There are two general classes of oils.
Challenges are what make life interesting. In the past i would have said yes to your question and added that you should use wetdry paper of around 320 or 400 grit to wet sand the oil into the surface. Thanks so much for your patience with me the last couple of weeks.
Let it cure completely. Although ive used watco for at least 40 years i rarely use anything other than the natural. Watco danish oil penetrates deep into wood pores to protect from within and to enhance the natural look and feel of the wood.
The oil hardens through a c. Unfortunately the formulation has changed due to epa requirements and its just not the same product anymore. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful joshua marine scott is.
Natural danish oil is a unique blend of penetrating oil and varnish that hardens in the wood not on the wood. Applying danish oil is simple you dip a cloth in the finish then use it to flood the woods surface photo below let it soak in for 15 minutes and work more into areas that absorb the oil. The short answer is yes if its the right oil and you let it dry first heres a detailed answer for those interested.
Be sure to give the danish oil time to cure. It puts a thin protective film down that will help keep glue paint and other gunk from sticking to the workbench top. Thank you to rustoleum for providing product and working with me on this post.
Theres a lot of confusion about how when and where to use wood oils. A drying oil is one that will harden to form a solid film after exposure to the air over time. We of course are pushing through still on the house as the leaves are already.
All opinions expressed are my own. I would wait several days depending on your shop temperature before applying the polyurethane. Drying oils and non drying oils.
The selection of a protective clear finish for your woodworking project is critical to the look and durability of your handiwork. Ive been spending some family time and its taken me a few days to get back into the groove of blogging.
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