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Wipe on poly on top of general finishes gel stain?

by Moosesman
posted 02-22-2017 11:32 PM

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#1 posted 02-22-2017 11:45 PM

I dont what you are asking, wipe on poly over gel stain? Yes, but I dont know when you want to introduce the paste wax?

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#2 posted 02-23-2017 12:50 AM

What I was asking is if using a wipe on poly would be ok over general finishes gel stain. I see where they recommend arm r seal and wondered if that was close to the same as wipe on poly. If the wipe on poly was not a good option I was asking if paste wax over the gel stain would be another option. I think I will do a test piece with the poly and see how it goes.

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 01:06 AM

Test piece is always te safest way to go.

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 04:14 AM

I can tell you unequivocally, yes. That is how my wife finished the knotty alder interior doors I built. She used a pre-stain conditioner, gel stain, and then wipe-on poly. She loved it, and the results are beautiful.

It wasn’t until she worked on the clear alder entry door with the flame retardant and its required water based stain that I learned some new swear words.

I do second mrbob’s recommendation to do test pieces. We went through a half-dozen before we found the perfect formula for the gel. The entry door took well over a dozen.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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