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Posted on Stain over sanding sealer?

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#1 posted 02-09-2018 02:22 PM

Don t confuse “Sanding Sealer” with “Wood Conditioner”.
A “Wood Conditioner” will allow the stain to be evenly accepted by the wood without (or at least) minimizing blotching and uneven staining.
A “Sanding Sealer” – focus on the wood “Sealer” – that is what it does – Seals the wood and prevents the wood from accepting any stain.
According to industry reps of stains – once you apply a “sanding sealer” you are done – their stains will not be able to penetrate the sealer to get to the wood.

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In that case (and I don’t know for sure either way yet, I was thinking I’d try this afternoon when it warms up, brrr!) could I mix a little bit of say, a cherry stain with my first coat of lacquer (or as someone else mentioned a coat of shellac)? Just enough to tint it a bit? Or would that work?

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