I am using a tung oil based stain that was custom mixed for mahogany color.
I put it on red oak table.
I put several stain layers on to darken it and close to what mahogany would
be....very dark. The lightly wiped successive stain layers are like
translucent paint each one added more shading. The effect is very nice and
what im looking for.
But the stain seems to stay tacky forever. I tented the project and put a
heat lamp and kept it at around 80F for 2 days and it doesnt seem to make
any difference. The finish is still tacky and soft.
I have scrap wood around that has thick layers of stain on it from mixing
etc and it is still tacky as well after 3 weeks.
I guess this the norm for tung oil.
Do you think I can spray an urethane semi-gloss over it and be ok?
thanks for any tips.