stain

  1. Matt Schnurbusch

    Black stain on what?

    I am going to be building a kitchen table as a part of a kitchen nook for my brother. I need to decide what type of wood to use for the table. It will be stained/dyed black. They want the grain to show through a little so painting is out. The bench/booth is going to be built out of maple ply...
  2. b4man

    Deck stain removal

    I started pressure washing my deck today. I wonder if there's any type of stain/finish remover to speed it along? At the rate I'm going I may be doing this until labor day:eek: I have an opaque redwood stain on it and will probably re-stain the same color. I can't remember if it was water base...
  3. dancam

    Waterborne Finish over oil based stain

    I've ordered some Target USL waterborne lac and was curious about what I can use for stain. I have been using water soluble dye recently and have been happy with the results. I do have a stock of oil based stains and was wondering can I use the target spary lac over let's say a Minwax stain...
  4. pslamp32

    Deck Stain...

    I've been doing some online research and I've heard good things about Penofin and Deckscapes. Anybody have any advice on staining a new pressure treated deck. Also, how long do I need to wait before staining. I've heard anywhere from none to 6 months. Flexner says a month is sufficient. What say...
  5. JOAT

    Latex Stain

    The only thing I use oil-base paint on any more is my tools, or metal. Anything else I use laytex. Low odor and water cleanup is great. First hit on this a few years ago, when I thinned latex down to get a tarnished copper effect, came out great. I'm making some shilouette chess pieces...
  6. pslamp32

    Topcoating dye or stain...

    OK, I've read every book and asked a million questions and I still can't find a method that doesn't lift stain or dye when I topcoat. I've started using transtint dyes and I love them but I still lift spots when trying to top with just about everything. Had the same problem with stain as well...
  7. J

    Polycrylicover Woodsong II High Performance Stain

    I had to use this stain, Woodsong II High Performance Stain, to match the existing cabinets. It says to seal the stain with laquire sealer. Can I topcoat this with Polycrylic. Thank for your help. John
  8. DaveO

    Oil based stain & water based poly compatibility

    Are they compatible??? I have a project where I want the durability of poly without the off gassing, and I would like to stain it with a oil based stain that I've used for other pieces for a good match. Dave:-)
  9. nelsone

    Stain help needed

    I have a large library built in I am working on and I need some advice on stain application. The unit is maple ply and maple hardwood for the face frames. I have stained a couple pieces of scrap to see how the finish turns out. Both the ply and hardwood are sanded to 150 grit, but the hardwood...
  10. pslamp32

    Working with stain...

    Did a small project last week using some stain (oil based). What is the best way to finish over stain without lifting the stain while brushing? I used dewaxed shellac under the stain. Should I have used shellac on top of the stain before topcoating? Also, should I use the sealer shellac or...
  11. woodydiver

    color matching stain pt.2

    Hello all, i have posted a couple if pics of the bookcase i am working on and the bed rail i am trying to match. I put a base coat of oil based stain (ipswich pine) and was looking for some pointers on what type of sealer i should use. it is going in my daughters bedroom. i read a couple of...
  12. woodydiver

    Color matching Stain

    Hello, I built a book case out of select pine and hardwood plywood. It is my first attempt at a complete book case. it hasent turned out too bad. Now i am trying to match the color to an existing bed frame. I believe the existing furniture was finished with a polyshade finish over pine. I didnt...
  13. Woody

    Gel Stain Help

    Building a solid cherry piece. Want a dark cherry look. Saw Norm finish a piece, first stained a light brown, followed by shellac, then a gel stain and poly finish. Is the brown stain necessary, if so, whats the reason? Should I have a finish like shellac under the gel? Have no experience with...
  14. L

    Stain for cherry

    I am trying to find a stain that is on cabinets in Lowes. The wood is cherry and it has a brown tone to it. The name maybe Sunset but I am not sure of that. Can anyone help me find a color that would give a lite brown look to cherry? I prefer a wipe on stain if possible.
  15. A

    Cherry stain

    My kitchen is natural cherry that has done its typical darkening with sun and age. I have a couple of other items I want to stain to match it. One is oak the other is made from that Asian wood that looks like maple. Minwax "Cherry Wood" doesn't match, not quite red enough. Other than messing...
  16. Mtnman

    Pre - Stain Sealer & Newspaper

    Today in the shop I was perparing to stain a small pine spice cabnet. I always use a pre - stain conditioner when staining pine to prevent the blotching (uneven penetration) that occurs when working with soft pine. I'm rather messy, so to protect my bench top I first put down a sheet of...

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