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    A Finishing question

    I've used a wipe on poly over a sanding sealer, and sometimes use mineral oil as a stand alone finish... haven't tried it yet, but can you put mineral oil over a sanding sealer... will it dry or will it stay oily? Is it even a good idea to use MO over a sealer?

    Currently I have both a lacquer sanding sealer and a can of Cabot's... I usually use a Min-wax, but last time at Lowe's they only had the Cabot... tonight I put that on a box elder bowl that was nice and light colored with some red around the rim and some graying of the wood in some places... the Cabot's added a slight amber tone to the wood, not as clear as I really wanted... it did enhance the red in the rim though. I used the Lacquer SS on a couple pieces of hackberry that has a nice spalting and it added no color.
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    Chuck, mineral oil is a non-drying oil, so I don't think it'd work very well over a sanding sealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Chuck, mineral oil is a non-drying oil, so I don't think it'd work very well over a sanding sealer.
    That's what I was thinking, but was looking for confirmation. Thanks.

    I've used it over some raw wood and it soaks in and does a nice finish, but does appear darken the woods some.
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