I screwed up a danish oil finish

dave4242March 7, 2008

We had 6 old doors from our house completely stripped of 80 years of paint. I then used a 50:50 mixture of Watco Black walnut and Red mahogany. All the doors came out prety good, but one of them had a light area in the center (maybe residual paint residue). I then used a power sander with 220 grit paper to try to even it out. The danish oil must have still been not quite dry as it clogged the sandpaper several times. After I reoiled the door, it looks terrible. There are grey areas everywhere where the oil did not penetrate. What would be the best way to fix this? Thanks. Dave

PS I plan to wax the doors once the finish is totally cured.

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Use a cabinet scraper. It will remove paint residue better than sanding- the sanding just works the pigment particles into the wood. As you've discovered, the oil doesn't help either.

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