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Tinted Danish Oil on poplar?

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:45 am
by sztriki
Morning,
I designed a nice shelf for my hallway, went to the timberyard for some planed hardwood boards and got a sufficient amount of poplar/tulipwood. The idea was to stain it dark brown and oil-finish it, but upon reading up on poplar (obviously after buying the wood, duh) I found out that it's not best friends with stains and tends to come out blotchy.
I saw that there are many different types of tinted danish oil or teak oil. Would that behave differently as most wood stains are water or alcohol based, but these are oils? Or the colour would come out blotchy using these oils too?
Appreciate that a sealer is required for oil finish as well, any reliable brands regarding sealers that work with poplar? I'd prefer something with low odour, because I don't have a workshop and would need to finish the wood indoors.
Thanks for any advice!

Re: Tinted Danish Oil on poplar?

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:23 pm
by promhandicam
Not sure about staining poplar, you'd need to try a sample first, but I'm a big fan of osmo - have a look at their wood wax finishes.

Re: Tinted Danish Oil on poplar?

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 pm
by thekarter
promhandicam wrote:Not sure about staining poplar, you'd need to try a sample first, but I'm a big fan of osmo - have a look at their wood wax finishes.



I agree, a wax finish could be the answer. I use Briwax.
Alan

Re: Tinted Danish Oil on poplar?

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:58 pm
by 9fingers
Shellac sanding sealer can be useful with timbers that tend to go blotchy with stain.
It is also useful to seal end grain which would go much darker than with the grain.
Bob