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#1 posted 02-23-2012 01:19 PM

I’m not trying to threadjack, I feel like this is sort of relevant to this conversation, so I’ll keep this brief :

If you apply a water-based dye, and try to topcoat directly over with a water-based finish, such as WB poly, I would expect the finish to absorb some of the dye, is this correct? When I used dye, I went over with shellac, no issues. But what would happen, or how would it look, with a WB finish over WB dye?

I used a dark walnut dye on hard maple, sanding it back after each of the 3 applications, and was amazed at how great the grain looked afterwards.

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