I have two slabs:
- some kind of hard wood that I think resembles a red gum wood
I have coated them in
Danish Oil and this coating has been allowed to dry for over 10 days.
My long term goal is a smooth texture with high gloss. So my plan is to apply
wipe on poly - clear gloss by minwax.
To this end, I've been using the underside of each slab as a test bed for the topside of each slab. Currently, I'm practicing the technique of applying wipe on poly and building up a film. I've applied 8 coats to the underside of each slab and am noticing that the pores/grain in both are still evident and tactile.
Below are two images of the underside of each slab respectively (after 8 coats of wipe on poly).
With an eye to the road ahead, specifically the topside processing of each slab I have the following questions:
- Do I need to just keep applying poly until the pores/grain fill?
- If "no" to (1) above, is it possible to apply a pore/grain filler over Danish Oil?
- If "yes" to (2), what are recommendations for manufacturer/product/color to use on each of the slabs?
- If "no" to (2), will buffing and then polishing using a paste wax by minwax post-applying 7 or so wipe-on-poly layers fill the pores/grain?
- If "no" to (4), any alternatives not mentioned?