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Finishing oak with finesse


Clear and dark walnut stain (Danish Oil)
Clear and dark walnut stain (Danish Oil)

Finish Pros

  • Very easy to apply
  • Good moisture resistance
  • Easy to maintain, just apply another coat
  • Natural appearance

Finish Cons

  • Slow drying time, and finish can "bleed" back out of pores for several hours
  • Little or no surface protection
  • Dull and lifeless appearance
  • Mechanical bond only

PDF of photo enlargement7 Keys to Successful Finishing

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