How to use watco danish oil

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How to use watco danish oil
Watco Danish Oil is made to leave a deep satin finish. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Watco Danish Oil manufacturers claim this product penetrates oil finish to enhance the grain of your wood, while leaving a protective finish of hard resins. Originally formulated for floors, the oil also works on tables, furniture, panelling. It is made to produce a satin sheen that penetrates deep into the wood. It is suitable for high-traffic areas and it does not leave a noxious smell after application. Watco Danish Oil dries quickly, application is user-friendly and it stays compatible with both hardwoods and softwoods.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Watco Danish Oil
  • Paint pad, brush or cloth
  • White spirit

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  1. 1

    Sand the wood to remove any contamination. Make it as smooth as possible to absorb the oil. Depending on the type of wood, use 150- to- 220-grit sandpaper for the job. If you are reapplying Watco Danish Oil for refurbishing, you don't need to sand the wood.

  2. 2

    Clean all the debris off the wood using a cloth and white spirit. Let the area dry.

  3. 3

    Apply the oil finish liberally with a paint brush, paint pad or cloth. Allow the oil to absorb for about 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Wipe the excess oil from the wood after 30 minutes and repeat the application two or three more times, until the oil has absorbed into the wood and leaves a deep satin finish.

  5. 5

    Allow the finish to dry for 12 to 18 hours, until it has cured completely. Buff the finish with a red nylon pad. If areas of the wood don't show a satin finish, reapply a small amount to those parts. Let them dry and similarly buff them.

  6. 6

    Clean all oil applicators in white spirit before the oil dries.

Tips and warnings

  • Be especially careful of water spills for the first 14 days after you apply the finish -- the oil finish continues to harden and it becomes more durable with time.

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