Reply by CharlesNeil

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Stain over sanding sealer?

View CharlesNeil's profile


2501 posts in 4754 days

#1 posted 02-10-2018 01:54 PM

Since you have a coating on the piece, what you are in actuality doing is called “glazing” .
This is where a colorant is applied over a coat of finish,
it will add color , but not like it would if the wood was bare.
Brushing a tinted “anything” , be it shellac or water base or whatever is very “iffy”
you can get streaks and a patchwork very easily.. toned finished are definitely best sprayed.
the best thing you can use for a glaze is a good gel stain,
be sure to let it dry well before topcoating
be sure to give the sealer/finish a scuff sand with some 600 or finer, preferably in the direction of the grain, as the glaze will hang in the sand scratches , which will also help with color retention,
you can do 2 coats of glaze, drying well between, but after that , you need to seal it in with some finish before doing a third . Excessive coats of stain can hinder adhesion of finish coats .
oil base gels works the best .

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics