Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
another oil finishing question

GaryG in MD
>There have been several nice long threads recently about finishing with oil-based products, and I'd like to extend that for one more set of questions.

I would like to hear your thoughts on the practical differences between Waterlox and Minwax Tung Oil Finish. If I'm not mistaken, they are similar products -- an oil and resin mix which first penetrates and then, after 3 or 4 coats, builds up a surface layer as well.

I've read comments from people using one or the other with success. What are the tradeoffs that would make me want to buy or use one over the other for any given circumstance? Or is it just six of one...?

Next, how are these different from Watco Danish Oil?

Finally, I'd like to know what is the benefit of the procedure I've heard about of first using several coats of Watco Danish Oil followed by Waterlox, if they both do about the same thing?

I'm trying to zero in on an SOP, and I'm being confused by all these similar products.

TIA,

Gary

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