Step 1st – Prepare the Surface
Before applying Watco, ensure that the surface is completely dry and all the previous finishes such as paint, varnish, urethane or wax have been removed. Sand the clean, dry wood with medium grit sandpaper and then with fine grit sandpaper. Wipe surface and clean with a tack cloth.
Step 2nd – Apply the Watco Finish
Paint the surface using brush or cloth, applying additional finish to areas that absorb all the liquid.
Step 3rd – Wait
Allow Watco to penetrate into the wood surface for 30 minutes, then apply additional Watco to areas that have absorbed all the finish. Allow it to penetrate for an additional 15 minutes.
Step 4th – Wipe
Wipe the entire surface completely dry using a soft cloth, removing all excess Watco finish.
Step 5th – Dispose Of Rags
Rags that have been used in the application of Watco Finishes many spontaneously combust it not disposed of properly. To eliminate this risk, place all soiled rags in a sealed metal container filled with water, such as an empty paint can, and dispose of in accordance with your local fire regulations. Use mineral spirits to clean application tools and brushes.