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Finishing Walnut for natural look and protection

kustom.offcuts's picture

I want to finish a walnut dining table and want to prevent it from fading too much without staining it too much or not at all. I like the natural look of walnut. From the research I've done so far I've come to the conclusion to go with a few coats of natural Danish oil and then once dried go with a few coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Without using a marine varnish is that a good way to prevent or at least slow down the walnut fading from under the UV light of sunlight?

 

Thanks in  advance!

ashleyjohn's picture

Marine varnish has the (post #179684, reply #1 of 6)

Marine varnish has the property to protect against UV light. You can use it to prevent
walnut fading.

varnishguy's picture

UV protection (post #179684, reply #2 of 6)

kustom.offcuts wrote:

I want to finish a walnut dining table and want to prevent it from fading too much without staining it too much or not at all. I like the natural look of walnut. From the research I've done so far I've come to the conclusion to go with a few coats of natural Danish oil and then once dried go with a few coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Without using a marine varnish is that a good way to prevent or at least slow down the walnut fading from under the UV light of sunlight?

 

Thanks in  advance!

Beeswax is a good UVblocker.  Try a product like Tried & True Original Wood Finish...Beeswax  and linseed oil.

Crafty_Mia's picture

+1 for beeswax, I love the (post #179684, reply #3 of 6)

+1 for beeswax, I love the results. Easy to apply and solid protection without changing the look of the wood.

-- Mia

TheCapster's picture

Just Oil (post #179684, reply #4 of 6)

I have built a few walnut projects and just used Tung Oil (polymerizing) as the finish. Most projects receive at least 5 and up to 10 coats depending on the amount of gloss and durability I am looking for.

I have pieces that are over a decade old now and show no signs of fading.

Just thought I'd throw this out there.

user-6956435's picture

Just oil (post #179684, reply #6 of 6)

Do you use filler to fill the pores in the wood or leave it natural? If so, what filler do you use?

BeastyWolf's picture

Well, mate, it'll probably (post #179684, reply #5 of 6)

Well, mate, it'll probably sound strange, but you should visit this link: https://www.tldevtech.com/best-new-android-games/

There are a couple of stupid android games, but one of them is specifically made by a woodcrafter to the woodcrafters. It includes different instructions for a furniture creating, including walnut finishing part.

Hope it'll be helpful for ya, mate!