Adding lustre to stained woodwork?
Hi all -
I've built custom woodwork and cabinetry for our new house, and stained it using Minwax oil-based stains (mostly Mahogany and Ebony stain on Red Oak). Now, six months later, although the color is correct the wood has lost most of its lustre.
What's the best way to restore a moderate level of lustre to stained woodwork? Right now I'm considering:
- poly (but I want a gentle sheen, not a "plastic" look)
- danish oil (can this be applied on top of an oil-based stain)?
- Watco Rejuvinating Oil (has anyone used this)?
Does anyone have some advice? My priorities are basically (a) a natural, soft lustre and; (b) low maintenance.