Friday, November 11, 2016

How to Repair a Damaged Easel - Part 2 of 3 - Sealing the Easel with Danish Oil

Fig.1 WATCO®
Danish Oil 
Natural Finish
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Small paint brush or acid brush
Clean application cloths
Chemical Gloves
Glass bowl
WATCO® Danish Oil Finish - Natural ($18)

This Light-Duty H-Frame Beechwood Art Easel was assemble and sanded to remove any flaking lacquer, garage marks, and prior acrylic and oil paint smears. WATCO® Danish Oil Finish Natural oil finish was used to coat the easel. This easel can be purchased for List $267.30 at Dickblick Art Store®. 

This post shows the four steps to sealing this easel.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows WATCO® Danish Oil Finish - Natural finish. Fig.2 shows the gloves that are needed to protect the hands. Fig.3 shows a clean application lint-free cloth. Fig.4 shows an acid brush and a small glass container.
Fig.2 Protect your hands
Fig.3Clean lint-free cloth
Fig.4 Acid brush
and glass bowl

Step 2: Fig.5 through fig.7 shows the first application of the Danish Oil to the raw wood. Fig.5 shows the back end and fig.6 and fig.7 shows the canvas box. There was some spots were the old  lacquer was but the Danish Oil rubbed over these spots with no problem.
Fig.5 Back end

Fig.6 Front 
and canvas box
Fig.7 Front end 
and canvas box
Step 3: Fig.8 show the second coat drying in the garage area. Two coats of WATCO® Danish Oil Finish was applied to the easel.
Fig.8 Easel
Drying from
Second coat

Step 4: Fig.9 and fig.10 shows the easel after it has dried overnight. All the raw wood had two thick layer of oil and the excess was rubbed off with a cloth. Now this easel can be used for painting again.

Fig.9 Back side
Fig.10 Front side
How to Repair a Damaged Easel:

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