Nearing completion of a mantel clock in cherry and may have inadvertently
limited my finishing options. After sanding and cleaning the piece, I
applied BLO. It really made the piece glow but I want to have more
protection on it than the BLO provides but I don't want it to look
"plasticized" so I bought some Watco Danish Oil (clear) figuring that it
would give me sufficient protection. The Watco instructions say to apply to
bare wood. My question is since the Watco contains BLO among other
ingredients, can it be applied over the coat of BLO. Did a Goggle search
but can not find this question.
Any other finishing suggestions would be appreciated.
The Watco will go over the BLO without any problems, but the protection it
gives is very minimal, even with many coats. You might want to consider some
type of wiping varnish or shellac to give a bit more durability to the
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