Teak oil question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ppanousos, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. ppanousos


    Apr 10, 2005
    I stripped the maple top of my bass using really heavy wood strippers but some of the old finish(i think is oil based) just wont go.Its deep in the pores of wood.If i use colored teak oil will it cover the paint that is in the wood?Maybe should i use something else?Please HELP!
  2. The teak oil is perfectly transparent so it won't "cover" anything you see. If the top is thick enough you might try sanding it down a bit to see if you can get to the old stuff.