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Walrus Oil

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Haven't got much feedback from other sources yet, so I will try you guys in this forum.  

Does anyone have experience with Walrus Oil Furniture Finish?  I bought some and want to try it but a bit scared to throw it on the grandfather clock I am finishing up.  Specifically a bit nervous about putting it over an oil based stain. 

https://walrusoil.com/products/furniture-finish

Thanks!

 

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I have no idea how it would react. I'd create a test board with your wood, the stain you applied, and try finishing it with the walrus oil. My thought is that the stain will prevent the oil from penetrating as far as it needs to. It may work it may not. Most of those finishes are intended to be used over bare wood.

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I have no idea if it would react with the stain but, I am glad that no Walruses were harmed in making the stuff!

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My only concern is since it's mad with so many vegetable oils, the chance for turning rancid is higher than say Danish oil.

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Just heard an old-ish episode of @thewoodwhisperer Fiday Live show, where Marc addressed the topic of non-drying oil finishes. I'm reasonably certain he said Walrus oil is similar to mineral oil, in that it does NOT cure. I would only use that on bare wood, and only expect it to look like, well, wet wood.

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The Walrus Oil Furniture finish is a drying oil, they have other products that might be non-drying.  

That said I chickened out and just started applying good oil wipe on poly on the clock project.  Will save the Walrus Oil for another project.  Next project is some side tables for my family room, and nervous on it with 3 kids using and abusing these tables.  Good thing would be that this finish should be easy to freshen up when needed.  

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I think that was cool. I agree, thanks Dave for giving us your professional advice. I will check out your website and your products. 

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