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Re: Oil Stain Absorption in Dry Wood

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (ct-waterbury1b-56.wtrbct.adelphia.net)
Date: 8/9/4 22:05

In Response To: Re: Oil Stain Absorption in Dry Wood (Tom Reiman)

You can also pad or brush on a very thinned coat of dewaxed shellac on the end grain and let dry, this will keep the end grain from acting like a sponge and getting too dark..also, I would opt for a varnish here...especially if you're not used to working with lacquer, as it can be tricky.Not sure what kind of wood it is, but a good varnish is very water resistant and will flow out better than lacquer typically and will build to a nice luster, rubbed down between coats till smooth to the touch,at least three coats, and then paste waxed after a final rub down with 4 "0" steel wool...A high quality wipe on like Behlen's master gel varnish, or even Bartley's will yield excellent results with very little effort..

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