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    Just wondering if anybody has used watco natural satin wax mixed with oil paint like burnt umber for their final finish on carvings or is that doable? Thanks

  • #2
    I believe it is a mineral spirits based product so I would think it would play nice with oil paint pigments.
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    • #3
      I would suggest trying a small amount on a some scrape wood. I have never tried this, but I would be concerned about the oil paint drying. And if you wanted a buffed wax finish, I am not sure it can be achieved with the added oil paint. There is a product called cold wax that is designed to be mixed with oil paints, it might be a better option for what you want.


      • #4
        I use it as a final finish on my carvings that I paint with acrylics. It gives my carvings a nice finish. I have a good friend that is a professional relief carver, and she regularly uses this as a final finish on her carvings and she paints with issues., in fact, I bought one of her Christmas carvings we display during the holiday season.

        She uses it AFTER she paints, not mixed with the paints...she then buffs with a soft cloth.


        • #5
          Appreciate comments. Good advice Sappy. Will try on a reject carving first. Got plenty of those.


          • #6
            I agree with sappy, I woud experiment on some scrap. The Watco is for natural wood or a additional coating over oil finishes.
            We live in the land of the free because of the brave!


            • #7
              I use oil paint mixed with Watco oil-based stain and other kinds of oil-based stains to get the color that I want as the stains are very limited in the color choices....just a little bit of artist-grade oil paint to enough to a oil based stain to cover. Add more if you need more color. If you look at treasure chest I made it was stained with this method IMG_0512_1.JPG You have to test the color mix on a piece of wood to make sure it is what you want. I mix it in a glass jar just enough to cover the item and yes I have stored it mixed in a tightly covered jar. Success is very light stain and wipe it off fast and dry, and stain again if you need darker color. I stain in small sections to make sure some woods do not soak in too much stain. Most jars I use are salsa jars.... eat the salsa first.... It is noted anything oil takes longer to dry so do not finish coat it until it is pretty dry. An I do finish coat often spray lacquer.