I'm a novice at finishing, mostly use water based poly or lately I've had much better result with MinWax Wipe-on poly. I'm ready to start my largest project to date a maple king size bed, and I want to make sure the finish is right.
I'll stain the piece with an natural oil stain to match the rest of the bedroom pieces.
I've done a test of three different finished on a test piece of maple. Using steel wool in between coats.
I have used tung oil before but not for some time and it looks pretty good, but I'd like a bit of protection so I thought one of these other methods might be good. Any problems with this technique short or long term? Method #2 looks nice and from appearance looks to be the front runner.
- Tung oil only three coats
- Tung oil two coats, final coat wipe-on poly
- two coats of mixed tung oil and wipe-on poly at 50/50 rate