Has anyone used Waterlox tung oil finish (high gloss) over a water based
analine dye. I have a curly maple table top that I am getting ready to
finish and was considering trying this.
Frank (Novice Woodworker)
It works fine. Make sure the dye stain is completely dry though because I
have had instances where the dye stain mixes with the waterlox and causes
blotches. I have also had the same problem using polyurethane (both oil
based and water based) so I think the key word here is dry.
Dewaxed shellac over water based stain seems to be the way to go. I have
never tried it but in the latest issue of FWW pg 36, the author seals water
based dye stain with dewaxed shellac before applying a glaze coat consisting
of oil based varnish.
I have used it over black, water based analine dye. Works fine. I mix
1/3rd Waterlox, 1/3 pure China tung oil, and 1/3rd terpentine. I apply 3
coats of the waterlox mix over the dye, waiting a minimum of 24 hours
Frank & Renee wrote:
I've done it. No problems. Here are a couple of boxes I did with aniline
dye on the curly portions, with Waterlox original over all:
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