Not at all stupid because you can't put waterbased "varnish" over boiled linseed oil. But you can go over boiled linseed oil with oil based varnish-- that's the type of varnish that says on the can clean brushes with white spirit. Water based "varnishes" describe clean up using soap and water.sparkus88":2wc92mhz said:Can I varnish on top of boiled linseed oil? Probably a stupid question. Mark
A desk suggests regular work use, not that great with Danish Oil unless your careful, it'll work but you won't have something you can finish and forget about. I reckon you'll be recoating every 6 months or so, hot cups and scrapes will take their toll more with Danish Oil, but less so with a varnish, not much body with D oil either, nice and natural looking though on the upside.sparkus88":2u6x5vt1 said:Would danish oil be durable enough for a desk?