Is there any practical advantages from putting a clear coat of lacquer over layers of tung oil? Of course, I mean a tung oil finish, like Hornby's.

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There may be incompatibility between the two finishes anyway. If you wanted to try it, you should always try it on a scrap piece of wood first. But the like the other poster said, tung oil can stand on it's own.

I think lacquer kind of eats into previous layers to bond with it. I was looking into laquering over various paints for a ukulele project and the general advice I found was to go really light on the first couple coats of lacquer. I ended up just doing the paint over the dried laquer.

I would say it would be like oil and water... er you know what I mean. Skeesix has the thought tho. Try on a scrap.

 

Plus, tung oil is used as a finish in as much as the lacquer is. Unless you want the high gloss, thick protection of the lacquer, just use tung. You're not really getting any advantage using both at the same time.

 

-WY

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