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12-27-2016 12:41 AM

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I’m new when it comes using stains, varnish, polyurethane, etc. I’ve stained my project and am going to put a polyurethane coat over the stain. My question is…do I need to sand over the stain before I apply the polyurethane? I can see sanding if I was using a stain/polyurethane mix instead of just the stain. Thanks!


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#1 posted 12-27-2016 01:02 AM

For me it depends on any grain raising.

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#2 posted 12-27-2016 01:20 AM

I have never sanded after stain – it’s too easy to sand through and get an uneven look, and I’ve never found it necessary to do anyway. Oil based stain should not raise the grain, and if you are using a water based stain – you should raise the grain and sand back smooth first, before applying the stain. But I am by no means an expert on stain, as I rarely use it and prefer the natural look/color of the wood for most projects.

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Brad

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#3 posted 12-27-2016 02:10 AM

Like the comments above, I do not sand after staining unless I find a rough spot I missed before staining. When I used to brush poly over stain, I would pour about as much as I would need in a separate container for the first coat as the brush will pick up some stain and transfer back to container. You may end up with tinted poly on subsequent coats.

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