Wondering if the communiuty could shed some light on a finishing "issue" I am experiencing.
I have built a "train set" for my 2 year old son. (It's the Puzzle Train from "Making Toys That Teach", love that book…) Anyway, I was thinking of using Danish Oil for the finish. It the past when I have tried Danish Oil it would only let me do like 1 coat…the second coat would feel like it would never dry, or really soak in much…it ends up a little blochy. We are talking days and it is still weird. Any ideas as to what I may be doing wrong?
My usual “go to” is GF Arm-r-Seal. And with that stuff I usually put 3 -6 coats. Never had any issues. I suppose I could use it on the train, but I was thinking that I’d rather not deal with urethanes on a toy. (The water based GF finsh is another option I guess..) What am I saying, that’s all Watco Danish Oil is, right? A wiping varnish with some urethane in it? Should I swich to walnut oil? Never used that stuff…oh good grief. Too many choices.
I understand that a Danish Oil finish should not need as many coats, but I think the instructions say to apply 2 coats. That second coat just throws me. I am doing what the instructions say, at least I feel I am.