Finishing Wood With Danish Oil,Woodworking Kitchen Bench Plans,Craft Ideas To Sell For Christmas - 2016 Feature

The first step to obtaining a good oil finish is to smooth the surface well, prior to applying the finish.
The first step BEFORE applying the second coat is to sand the surface with 320 grit sandpaper, to remove any rough spots and to smooth any raised grain.  If the sandpaper gums up while sanding, the finish is not dry enough and should sit longer. The oil finish process is quick and easy and does not require a dust free environment which makes it a user friendly finish.
One word of caution, MAKE SURE TO LAY OUT YOUR RAGS FLAT TO DRY IMMEDIATELY AFTER OILING or else they will spontaneously combust if they are bunched together. I have found that the surface must really be very smooth before applying any oil, that is the reason for sanding and steel-wooling or even buffing the surface before oiling. I’m a little late to the party, but a scraper that is properly sharpened will prepare a surface similar to what one would get with 2000 grit sandpaper. Will usually ship within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab.
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In conjunction with our latest special offer, this week we’re looking at whether to paint or not to paint, and the various ways you can get to grips with colouring exterior wood. Depending on how smooth the surface is, you can skip the sanding and simply buff the surface with 0000 steel wool prior to applying any oil. I don’t think you will be as happy if you go straight from the scraper to the oil, on the other hand if you want to give it a go, try buffing the surface with your scraper shavings, it will provide a lovely smooth surface and then apply the oil.
The biggest difference between them is that Watco is Linseed oil based and Deft is Tung oil based. It can be used on wood floors and it will certainly bring the color and beauty out of the jarrah wood, but it will not work as a long-term finish for outdoors. This week we’re diving into all things black and making two excellent recommendations to help you achieve absolutely glorious black exterior wood. And recently we received an email for one of our customers called Andrew, who is an Architect and a lover of all things made of wood.
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Sometimes I skip this step and other times I have even used leather to buff it out prior to finishing. Apply the third coat of oil and let it sit for about 20 minutes, then wipe off all the excess. Even if there is a little oil residue on the rag, lay it flat and set it aside to dry, after it is hard and dry then dispose of it.
There are other finishes that would be better if you were going to go straight from the scraper to finishing. I usually go no higher than a 240 grit dry sanding and finish off with wet sanding using Danish oil during the first soak.


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But pine wood flooring is another strong contender in the beauty stakes, a soft wood that’s been used to make floorboards for centuries and a feature of many old homes across Britain. I would use the oil after the scraper and then finish with a french polished shellac, and you should have a very smooth surface. If the deck is exposed to the elements you could put the oil on to bring out the color of the wood and then come back with a top coat floor sealer to protect the wood from the elements. It really depends on the grain of the wood, I have found that cherry finishes much better than walnut because of its closed grain, walnut has more of an open grain, thus taking more time to build a finish. Let it sit on the surface for about 20 to 30 minutes and then wipe off the excess with a clean cotton cloth.
This is because the shellac is more of a top coat as opposed to the oil which is more of a natural wood feel with the oil finish. The straight oils like linseed and tung, don’t have the urethanes in them like the Watco and Deft which help build a more durable finish. The slurry generated by the sanding helps seal the pores of the wood resulting in a really fine surface.
I just speak out of using the Deft oil for many years, and having tried the Watco, there is no comparison, I think Deft rules! Because the oil itself is not made to build up to a hard surface I will usually finish off this surface with a hard wax for a natural finish or 3 coats of Deft clear wood finish, semi-gloss.



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