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Tim Nott

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Right I have given the dining table I made thirty years ago five coats of the bloody stuff and it's still patchy. Dull patches surrounded by unpleasantly glossy ones. So, how do I get rid of this and go back to varnish? Is there a stripper for danish oil?
 

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Was the varnish completely removed? It seems like there were areas where the varnish was not completely removed prior to oiling. You can varnish over danish oil so I would leave it for a week to let the oil dry - then give the top a good sanding - thoroughly clean and apply a good quality varnish
 

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I use danish oil a fair bit, and have experienced similar to what you are describing especially on previously treated oak. What I have found is that I have been able to sort out my issues by generating a lot of heat /friction by pressing hard and making very fast long sweeps. It takes a lot of energy but works for me every time. I guess the same could be achieved with an appropriate polisher .
 

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5 is nothing. I made a small cabinet and as such it must have 20 coats on it. And thats initially. Every year i rub back a little and try to get at least another 3 on.

There's a rule.
Once an hour for a day
Once a day for a week
Once a week for a month
Once a month for a year
And once a year for the rest of its life.
 

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5 is nothing. I made a small cabinet and as such it must have 20 coats on it. And thats initially. Every year i rub back a little and try to get at least another 3 on.

There's a rule.
Once an hour for a day
Once a day for a week
Once a week for a month
Once a month for a year
And once a year for the rest of its life.
That's for linseed oil not Danish.
 

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Right I have given the dining table I made thirty years ago five coats of the bloody stuff and it's still patchy. Dull patches surrounded by unpleasantly glossy ones. So, how do I get rid of this and go back to varnish? Is there a stripper for danish oil?
TIM, I bought Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover - It took two goes to get the varnish off for me. But the instructions are clear, sand, treat, scrap off, dry, sand, treat scrap off again. Worked a treat.
 
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