This has resulted in white marks. Dining Table finish 4 coats of Antique Walnut Gel Stain , plus a few dabs of Gray Gel Stain. my questions are these: - Is there a lighter alternative to the Watco 'natural'? If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Thanks again for everyone's info. It makes me feel less guilty for paying my local hardwood dealer $25 to drum sand a table top i just glued up. Seems like the more I read the more confused i get, and really does it just boil down to personal preference at this point? I can't seem to find anyone who's got much experience with the new formula. This might be the look you are going for. Maybe add a touch of amber tint. His original finish was boiled linseed oil. I realize I sacrifice a bit of durability if not building a film finish, but I don't want it to look plastic. My Question to you gurus is what next? I realize many folks have their go-to product, but here's what I've got in the works so far. I was thinking I'd have to wait a couple days. My neighbor happens to be a woodworker, so I enlisted his help to build the table top. Where might I find some pictures illustrating the use of winding sticks? I've got both. In answer to your question, yes, it is a matter of personal preference. This very well could be the winner. Thanks for posting the pictures. Powered by Invision Community, Finishing a walnut dining table - help needed. How many more coats of BLO should I realistically be thinking about? Here is Marc's advice, it is hard to argue with:  "So one alternative finish schedule that is much simpler and could yield similar results is to put on a light coat of dewaxed amber shellac, followed by 2-3 coats of wiping varnish. Putting polyurethane over the top of a failing oil finish is quite common to see. ;->. I'll have to post some pics of my sample boards when I get a chance. He can be reached at . It doesn’t really address the problem. It still needs to finish drying and get sanded to lose that bit of shine. Looking forward to seeing pics of your project. They never really “dry.” They just slow down for a while as they harden, and then they start getting soft and sticky some years later. They self-destruct, if you will. just using it as the stand alone finish and/or using it as a top coat over tung or BLO? Mine was 36X60, my shop charges $75/hour. There is a comprehensive thread on this topic, I have copied it below. Mainly, it's the wife's personal preference. At some point I came across those being a nice alternative to steel wool since it won't shed like steel wool will. I know over the years that he had the table, he would occasionally refinish it with the linseed oil. American black walnut has a Janka scale rating of 1,010 which is similar to many other wood that are being used for dining table. I recently inherited a 60-year-old drop-leaf black walnut harvest table that was made by my grandfather. Hey Nod. – Denise Kramer. Finally had a chance to get pics off my camera. Maybe it's just the oil that's in the blend? Chris Marshall: Polyurethane, as Tim suggests, is an excellent finish for your table. BLO it is. ... 18115 N. Black Canyon Hwy Phoenix, AZ 85023 602-504-1931. I only did one 50/50 blo/ms wipe on the base previously. But, it is like building a new concrete wall on top of a silting sand base. To avoid hassle, ... Use a good quality polyurethane finish material for long lasting protection of your walnut table; Thanks for the info on cure time. super novice want to learn more about woodworking since I was a kid. I then applied one coat of 100% BLO. That’s what I did for my kitchen table, and I’ll do it again when the top finally needs refinishing someday. Too bad in your case the original linseed oil finish and the water-based poly were incompatible. I recently inherited a 60-year-old drop-leaf black walnut harvest table that was made by my grandfather. I want to refinish the table to its original beauty, but need professional advice, for fear of making it worse. My wife really loves the look of teak, but price for material was insane. I just wonder about something like wine, coffee, or hard alcohol getting on the table. This prevents the residue from becoming a slush which gets stirred around and rubbed back into the wood. let me make you feel even better - I paid $65 to run it through that machine. Once the old finish is stripped away, a gel-based polyurethane would be very easy to rub into the tabletop, and you can build up the finish by reapplying as many coats as you like. All in, was just a hair over an hour to load the top, drive to the shop, sand, load it back and drive home.   You cannot paste images directly. I'd love to use it this weekend for dinner, like you said, it's taken this long, why rush it?! Been reading more about tung vs BLo. Time saved, flattened and evened out. Test on sample boards first, so you’ll know what to expect before you finish your tabletop! Incidentally, the chairs have the original finish and have held up well. That guy must know a thing or two. Carefully wipe away the bad old stuff. The wife is now leaning towards the BLO finish with a urethane top coat.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Brushing lays down a thicker coat of finish than wiping will. Tomorrow I dive in. This material is available in conventional liquid forms and in gels which can be rubbed in. I think that is what you are dealing with on your Grandpa’s tabletop. I flipped the top over this morning, did one more light coating to the underside since it was a little light, and will apply the varnish/ms probably late this evening.
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