December 20th, 2016, 05:02 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Atlanta
Originally Posted by brasscap
Been a member for a few months now but never needed to post.
I have laid down the first coat of Teak Oil on my Fred's stock.
After that one dries, the census is to sand a wet slurry next. Do I put on another heavy coat and start sanding? Do I just wet the 400 grit paper and sand?
Many ways to do this, mine is just one. Practice will convince you which way is best for you. Walnut pores are extremely hard to fill with simple teak oil and dust, birch is much easier, this is why many use a finish with polymers, but in my opinion this is defeating the purpose of a hand rubbed (in the wood ) finish.
After the first wet-sanding you will have slurry. While still wet with slurry wipe across the grain to load the pores. Let it dry for 24-48 hours and then wipe off the excess. You should be able to see if you need to do it again. If so, repeat. If not, using foam brush apply another coat and wet-sand the next grit. You may repeat this entire process at any given point if you feel the need.
Hope it helps. Practice and experimenting will bring best results.