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Help with maple top

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ppanousos, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. ppanousos


    Apr 10, 2005
    I stripped the oil finish of my maple top to bare wood and try to put on a darker oil finish.The result was terrible so now i have to sand it again :bawl: What am i doing wrong?What would you recomend?What kind of finish should i use?Please HELP!!!!!
  2. can you be more specific about what your problem was? oil is probably the simplest finish to apply! Here's how most do it: apply with a brush, wipe off excesss with a lint free cloth. Of course, this is teak/danish/orange/tung oil. I don't know what kind of product you used. If you want to get a darker color, I'd suggest you stain and then apply a clear oil finish. I don't trust those pigmented finish products for instruments. They just don't look good.