02 Jan. 2000|
Wood oil finish rub,wood porch swing diy,wood threaded insert installation - How to DIY
If you want to, you can actually continue building layers (like above, sanding every 3 or 4 layers) and actually build it up to a mirror like finish. I've had the best luck with sealing the wood with shellac first and then applying 4-5 quick, very thin coats of TO.
Here is a thread from a little while ago that that covered some Tru Oil methods and tips that you might find usefull.
Many folks put on half a dozen coats or so of Tru-Oil & then go over it with OOOO steel wool to get a nice buttery (not glossy) finish.
After applying several coats and letting it dry, the finish is dependent on what kind of sanding and polishing you do. If the wood is relatively non-porous (alder, maple, pine, poplar, etc.) then you are good to go.
Unlike most oil finishes, Tru-Oil actually hardens like nitro, but retains a certain thin, natural feel. I only did this on the top but the sides, back and neck have only 5 layers or so, leaving the finish organic and open feeling.
With the tung oil finishes, however, you should probably start out with a much thinned dilution of the stuff, rub it in, then sand down the grain that pops with some 0000 steel wool between coats.