Danish oil won't dry (!)


G

GMM

I've been treating some oak with Danish oil. The first time around, 5
coats, one a day, and each dried fine until the final surface was
sealed and has just a little sheen. The second piece, treated the
same way, has ended up with a glossy gloopy-ish finish that is still
tacky to the touch after a week. I was hoping it would have dried to
the point where I could sand the glossiness off but clearly that's off
the cards for the moment. So, the questions:

Did I put some of the coats on too quickly or was it just that the
final coat was a bit thick? The surface was dry before I added more
but it had been soaking up the oil so I did dollop it on a bit.
Is there anything I can do to move this job along? I thought of
trying to wipe the gloomy gooey coat off with white spirit or
something, but I don't want to make more of a cock of it than is
already the case(!)
 
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Andy Dingley

Did I put some of the coats on too quickly or was it just that the
final coat was a bit thick?
Too thick
I thought of
trying to wipe the gloomy gooey coat off with white spirit
Yes


Then try and dry it. Dry, warm, wait a week.
 
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GMM

Then try and dry it. Dry, warm, wait a week.
Thanks Andy - the white spirit took it back by the equivalent of a
coat or two very easily, so I'll try to be less heavy handed when I
give it another go next week!
 

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