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Posted on Minwax oil stain - "wipe with clean cloth"

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#1 posted 04-12-2018 03:04 PM

Thanks everyone.
I’d like to wipe with the wrung out rag to grab the access stain, rather than a clean rag because I get a bit more color that way (the hard grained portion of oak doesn’t let much penetrate).
But we also need good adhesion of the top coat – and I realize if I slather it on with a saturated rag and leave it, all of that pigment left on the surface can cause topcoat problems.
On my test samples, I used Minwax waterbased poly in a rattle can, and it adhered fine. But I don’t know if there could be any long term adhesion issues.
Tennessee – your technique might work well for me. I’ll try a clean cloth wipe down on the dry sample board from last weekend.
My past projects were Watco oil or Minwax wipe on poly – so they’ll pull any excess stain off and gets wiped off at the end of the application.

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