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Forum topic by yacko101 posted 08-21-2009 04:46 AM 1007 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2009 04:46 AM

Is it possible to stain over a water based stain with an Oil based stain??

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#1 posted 08-21-2009 04:54 AM

Oil over water works. to play it safe put a coat of dewaxed shellac first

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 05:00 AM

yea its the other that doesnt…not recommended….i was able to put oil based poly over the water based poly…but not vise versa….at least that is what i have experianced…....

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 05:02 AM

oil based will want to soak in…. you can do it but minwax will not work too much oil and not enough pigment… you need a good quality oil based stain or a gell stain like a general finishes or bartley…. also the big guys like mohawk sherwinn williams, etc, etc, make them and often they are a lacquer based which will work much better.

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 05:10 AM

i appreciate the input..

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 06:21 AM

heres another question..

i have cherry cabinets and i want a deep red stain. whats a good way to get this??

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