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darkening a oil finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by anonymous278347457, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    I refinished my bass with Colron "Antique oil" which is aparantly a mix of resins and tung oil, it is pretty shiney and dries in a couple of hours.

    however, compared to my previous finish(PURE tung oil which never dries) it is a bit lighter, its not the natural colour of the wood(sapele) but its not as dark as the tung oil finish.

    Ive got about 3 coats on now, and it doesnt show any signs of darkening,so I was wondering if I could mix a bit of tung oil with it to change the colour slightly but still retain the drying properties and the shine.

    will it work?

    or should I just wait and hope it darkens a bit with a few more coats.
  2. you can mix oil finishes with 'artist colors' from the artist shops. I've done it with the formby's tung oil finishes (which is not tung oil at all, but resins mixed with linseed oil), but I don't know if it'll work well with the brand you're using.

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