Sanding after stain?

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Forum topic by Nuke33 posted 11-10-2009 10:20 PM 1230 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2009 10:20 PM

I just put a coat of stain (Oil Based) on a project. Should I give it a light sanding before apply waterlox?



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#1 posted 11-10-2009 11:56 PM

Ryan, you do not need to sand. You might want to add a seal coat of shellac to prevent the stain from bleeding into the topcoat but I have successfully used oil base stains under a tung oil finish without sealing.

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 12:03 AM

Would not recommend sanding… stand a good chance of changing the color density in areas. Put a sealer coat on next, then lightly sand. Good luck.

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#3 posted 11-11-2009 01:39 AM

If you like using Waterlox, try mixing your stain in the Waterloc and apllying them together

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