Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Danish Oil, what next?

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    New Mills, High Peak.
    Posts
    3,882

    Danish Oil, what next?

    Just refinished my Benjamin 317 stock with five coats of Danish Oil.

    A vast improvement over the unloved, grainless look it had.

    Now much darker than I expected and showing reasonable grain, but no shine to it.

    Is there anything cheap and simple to get a bit of a shine?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Melton Mowbray
    Posts
    2,008
    Polish.
    You can use Pledge, black bison is better.
    Repariere nicht, was nicht kaputtist.

  3. #3
    Segata is offline Has not one but two workbenches in his shed
    Join Date
    Nov 2023
    Location
    Stevenage
    Posts
    1,415
    I'd use a Beeswax to seal it, few coats buff to a nice deep shine and should help waterproof it too.
    You'll Shoot your eye out Kid

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Cambridge UK
    Posts
    7,071
    I have used Danish oil, albeit many coats, and got a great shine. But then I have noticed a difference in performance between different brands of Danish oil.

    Cheers, Phil

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    New Mills, High Peak.
    Posts
    3,882
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Russell View Post
    I have used Danish oil, albeit many coats, and got a great shine. But then I have noticed a difference in performance between different brands of Danish oil.

    Cheers, Phil
    Yes I suspect you are correct, this is the stuff I used: https://www.thecornishchoppingboardc...MaAjFOEALw_wcB

    Very pleased with the outcome overall, but a bit of a lustre would be nice, looks like some sort of wax is on the cards.

    I will have a rummage in the local shops.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    157
    According to Rustins, their Danish oil and teak oil are the same but Danish oil has stuff added to kill any shine. I use teak oil and four coats give a nice shine to close grained wood.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •