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Forum topic by bodymanbob posted 04-03-2012 11:16 PM 1038 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2012 11:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question trick oak finishing

To top coat with clear? (POLYURETHANE) And do I need to sanding seal first?


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#1 posted 04-03-2012 11:18 PM

I’d wait till it was good and dry … at least 24hrs….

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 11:35 PM

What does it say on the stains’ label ?
I have applied Oil Based Poly over oil based stains numerous times with nothing in between them. No problems.

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#3 posted 04-04-2012 12:06 AM

Good rule of thumb is to wait until the smell of the stain is gone.

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 02:18 AM

I have sprayed poly less than 24 hours after staining with no problems. If you wipe on the poly some stain will come off on your wiping cloth but it doesn’t seem to appreciably change the stained appearance. You don’t need a sanding sealer here. I need to post the same question using shellac rather than poly.

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 02:25 AM

thank you all for all your HELP

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#6 posted 04-04-2012 02:54 AM

I don’t use sanding sealer. Way back the label on the can would tell you to not use sanding sealer. Never figured out why. I don’t see that anymore. I recommend 24 hours between the stain and the topcoat. I have also done it in less time but you never know when something will turn against you. On checking for the smell of the stain….we don’t all have an accute sense of smell. The clock is the same though for all of us. I think checking for the smell fo the stain might be good but how accurate is it.

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#7 posted 04-04-2012 09:52 PM

It could be months before the stain smell goes away.
Read the label , adjust timing for your climate (temperature and humidity) , and go forward. : )

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#8 posted 04-04-2012 11:42 PM

+1 tenontim for using the ole sniffer test, mine smeller is still in good shape and thats what i use to see if its dry.

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