Will spray adhesive stick to oiled suface?

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Old 07-09-15, 11:47 AM
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Will spray adhesive stick to oiled suface?

I'm building a jewelry box and I want to glue some felt to the drawer bottoms with spray adhesive. I'm oiling the wood with Watco danish and am almost assuredly going to get some oil on the drawer bottoms before I do the gluing. Will the spray adhesive stick adequately to the oil? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-09-15, 12:21 PM
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I don't know how well it will stick but definitely not as well if the oil wasn't there. Can you scrape off the finish or maybe dissolve and remove it with a solvent?
 
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I'd put something like contact paper on the bottoms before you oil and then remove it between the oil and the felt stages.
 
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Old 07-09-15, 01:44 PM
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IMO it will probably be fine. There is not much difference between Watco Danish oil and any other oil based stain. Watco recommmends 72 hrs dry time if I recall, so don't rush it. Spray adhesives are usually like contact cement and are applied to both surfaces then allowed to get tacky before putting the two surfaces together. Be sure you follow the label's directions.
 
 

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