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DarinCraft 01-14-2011 05:11 AM

Tru Oil question
Question for CA357 or anyone who might know. I recently stripped a walnut stock down completely and my only experience with Tru Oil is is on a stock that was stained.

Will Tru Oil give any coloring/stain at all or will it only seal and gloss?
This is what the stock looks like now.

DarinCraft 01-14-2011 05:17 AM

I have resized these photos I don't know how many times and cannot get them any smaller...sorry mods

BillDeShivs 01-14-2011 05:33 AM

It will darken the wood, like it's wet.

CA357 01-14-2011 05:55 AM

Yup, it will darken it a bit and it will highlight the grain.

I apply the first coat with my fingers and make sure it gets well into the pores of the wood. I steel wool (00 grade) it in between coats and find that usually three coats is enough.

If you want it shiny, apply it a bit heavy, for matte, a touch thinner. After the last coat, I again hit it with steel wool (0000 grade this time) and then buff it with a T shirt. More buffing = glossier finish.

I'm sending a PM.

cpttango30 01-14-2011 11:33 AM

some say cut the first coat 50/50 with paint thiner. Rub it in really well and keep it wet for 30 minutes. then let dry wet sand it then apply 3 more coats and then let dry and wet sand and repeat. Till you get a nice smooth finish with all the pours filled.

DarinCraft 01-24-2011 05:36 AM

Tango, just saw your response. Didn't mean to ignore you bud. My buttpad is supposed to be here tomorrow and I'll grind it later this week. So the oil will go on this weekend. I was looking at the pores and they look pretty deep. Do you thin the oil down so it penetrates better or so it doesn't trap air in the pores?

danf_fl 01-24-2011 08:19 AM

Warning: some steel will may break and leave pieces imbedded in stock. Any moisture (read storage neglect) will highlight those pieces.

cpttango30 01-24-2011 11:42 AM

I haven't done the cut thing myself. I hear is soaks in better so I am assuming that it allows it to fill the pores better.

Also remember that if this is a laminate stock truoil will darken the wood....

50of4064 01-30-2011 06:29 PM

Filling in the pores
The Tru-Oil will fill in the pores but only after a WHOLE bunch of coats. Don't think that the oil will fill in the pores in just a couple of passes . Some take and sand the Tru-Oil in with 500 gr wet/dry, the idea is the sanding particles mix with the oil and help fill in the pores. ( filling as you go. ) This can be a long and laborious process. But... some feel it a better finish.

I have used a filler and then sanded, then start to oil and it cuts down on the number of coats to get to a flat surface, then rub in the rest of your coats to desired finish.

Good luck with it and send some finished photos


DarinCraft 01-30-2011 11:11 PM

Oh I will. I just got the buttpad and I need to grind that, then start oilin'

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