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Stain/glaze sealer for ceruse style hardwax oil finish3/27
We are trying to create a professional looking cerused oak finishing schedule using water based dyes, oil based stains and hardwax oils. There are a few reasons for this - consumer perception of different finishes in our area, shortage of people who can apply spray finishes professionally etc.
Our schedule would look something like this: dar water based dye, oil based stain of similar colour, sealer, thick stain or glaze of contrasting colour to fill pores, clear hardwax oil as a top layer.
We are trying to use the same hardwax oil as a sealer since obviously we can't use any film forming substance. The problem is that it does not seem to sufficiently seal all the flat areas and all we get when applying white stain/glaze is a muddy mess.
Any advice on sealer or ceruse stain/glaze selection for this kind of application?
Sounds like a science experiment using dissimilar materials to see what'll stick. Won't the oil base cover the dye? Sorry I have no idea what a hardwax oil is. I suggest you make a bunch of sample boards, but it sure doesn't sound like a quick process.
I've never done it (i use traditional stain/film build/glaze for my ceruse work), but I know a lot of flooring guys use Rubio Monocoat to do cerused floors. Lots of videos/ info about it with a google search.
You can try this schedule:
@Paul which hardwax oil finish are you using?
We've done finishes for decades where we seal the wood with an oil (sometimes UV tunnel cured oil) then use solvent based dyes and glazes on top and then finish off with polymerized tung oil or UV cured hardwax oil.