I finished my coffee table with two coats of pure tung oil (may be I
should apply at least one more) and now want to apply top coat of poly.
So, the question is how long should I wait before applying top coat of
poly? I really like tung oil but would like to find some faster drying
alternatives by the way.
You might look into Tried & True varnish oil as a faster drying finish.
Here's a link for you:
If I were to put poly over this oil I would wait at least 2 weeks.
Nothing to do with poly, but I have Tried&True varnish on a little black
cherry project (a coat hood board, shaped, etc.) a couple of days ago
and -- on cherry at least -- the results are astounding. The drying time
is better then unpolymerized tung oil, but still requires 24 hours
according to the can for re-coat and rub out. I will be trying it on oak
soon to see if the bleed-out is as bad as tung oil. But the look on
cherry is absolutely astounding. I can't believe people stain cherry
when this kind of look is available (I know..sapwood...but still).
Does is it look better then pure tung oil? The reason that I like tung
oil is that results look better then anything I tried so far, it
definitely look better than Watco Danish Oil and Teak Oil. And it smells
really nice. But it takes really long time to dry.
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