Danish oil over stain??


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Old 08-04-16, 05:55 PM
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Danish oil over stain??

I stained a piece of unsealed furniture (Minwax). I prefer to leave it unsealed for a more rustic effect. Is it acceptable to use some "Danish Oil" over the stain, or should I leave it as is?
 
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Old 08-04-16, 06:03 PM
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You can, the new stain will freshen up the old, but dont expect any major change in color.
 
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Leaving wood unfinished means it's more likely to absorb spilled liquids and become permanently discolored. Since you stained, you have somewhat sealed the wood but I would put some kind of protective coat on it. While I personally prefer polyurethane, danish, tung and mineral oil are reasonable finishes as well, though they tend to need reapplication much more often than poly.
 
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Old 08-05-16, 03:11 AM
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I'd also recommend using poly [any sheen] Rubbing oil over the stain might loosen up some of the stain and may get smeared around with your rag.
 
 

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