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Forum topic by chris posted 08-23-2017 12:30 PM 1136 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2017 12:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: water based stain indonesia overlap lap marks door finishing staining


this is my first time staining a large surface like this door, it came out nightmare
my method is using 3” foam brush and then wipe with kitchen paper towel

need advices how to avoid lap marks when staining especially with water based for next time


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#1 posted 08-23-2017 12:54 PM

1. Spray the stain with a hvlp gun then wipe it off. Any cheap gun will do.
2.

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#2 posted 08-23-2017 02:17 PM

quick on quick off… this will explain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgFzzZd0JVI&t=261s

you might be able to even it out a little with a wet sponge .

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#3 posted 08-23-2017 07:02 PM

And the main thing: do not stop in the middle. Take a sponge and run from one end to the other as if you want to the restroom. You may get stripes that way but they look much better than a blotch in the middle. In fact some do it deliberately to add more drama to a plain wood.

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 09:05 AM

thank you for both of your advices

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