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Thread: Old Washstand

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Default Old Washstand

    I have a washstand that belong to my mom. It was varnish and painted and I stripped it down to the bare wood. It looks good because it has a nice aged look to it. I need something to put on it to protect it and yet keep that aged look to it. I don't really want anything that will make it shiny. Can anyone help me with this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Portland, Oregon, formerly of Chicago

    Default Re: Old Washstand

    Try either tung oil or Watco Danish Oil. Either will give the wood a nice patina without a glossy varnished look.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Old Washstand

    Be careful with Tung oil, there a lot of products that say Tung oil that are actually poly with Tung oil added.
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