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Forum topic by handystanley posted 08-08-2010 07:50 AM 819 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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handystanley

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08-08-2010 07:50 AM

You have a project that needs to be stained and you are standing in the stain aisle of your favorite home center.

Staring back at you are cans of Minwax, Var, McCloskey, and Watco (to name a few). What drives you to reach for one brand over another?

When do you use oil base over water base?

Thanks.

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA


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#1 posted 08-08-2010 09:39 AM

Depends on what I’m doing and the color I’m looking for or to matchy. I usually have to try several to get there :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 09:58 PM

I’m a fan of oil based minwax products so I am a little biased there. But there are occasions where I deviate from the norm and will try something new.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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