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Forum topic by spooled posted 12-09-2011 12:52 AM 1326 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2011 12:52 AM

I am almost finished building an entertainment center out of solid and plywood oak veneer. I am going to finish it in an espresso color and then spray clear satin lacquer as the top coat. Can I spray an oil base stain such as Minwax or Cabot with good results? I have never sprayed stain before, just used a brush or rag. Spraying seems easier, is it? Thanks, Charlie

-- Charlie,Treasure coast

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 04:40 AM

Charlie, spraying an oil stain is very effective. But remember that is just another way to apply the stain. You ll still need to wipe it out. If you have not done this before, be assured there is nothing to fear. Just dont get so far ahead on the spraying that you can not rub the stain out as desired. Again, if its your first time go with an oil wiping stain. Don t let anyone sell you a lacquer stain until youve done this a few times. Go for it, enjoy JB

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 02:49 PM

Thanks for the advice. I found out that spraying provided a more even coverage and was easier, especially detailed moldings I will definitely spray again.

-- Charlie,Treasure coast

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 06:45 PM

I have sprayed my stains for about 25 years. It has always provided a more even coverage than wiping. I spray heavy and wipe off the excess. Easy finishing 101!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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