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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 2)

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 2)

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.