stain and oil, help please!!!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by petie-b, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. petie-b


    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    Hi, people, im new here so i hope i have put this in the right place.
    Im just building my first bass and am well into the sanding stages, when it comes to the finish i am a little confused.... so my query is....Can i stain the wood and then oil it to finish, and if i can do i need to put any hard protective layer on the bass when i have the colour i want or will the oil be fine. i was planning to use danish oil.
    Any help would be very much appreciated. Thankyou in advance.
  2. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Works fine for me.
    Just take care if you sand during oiling process. You risk taking away the stain, which is not very pretty...
  3. petie-b


    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    cheers, for the info. i was thinking of using stains and danish oil from furniture care range by colron, would this be a big no no or are their products fine for the job?
  4. JSPguitars


    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    I'm sure the danish will be fine. That's what I've used on the few instruments I've built. Just build it up a bit, 'wetsanding' it into the wood with the oil, and once that has a while to cure, you might wanna consider a wax of some sort. I've used paste wax with good results, others like the Minwax finishing wax.