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Oil based stain dry time...

by Jim Dawson
posted 08-08-2017 02:37 AM

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 04:15 AM

I rarely stain anymore, when I do I usually give it 5-7 days to dry.

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#2 posted 08-08-2017 04:24 AM

Sounds good to me. You can tell a lot by feel, but those times sound right. I’ll hold off preaching about my dislike for waterborne poly…lol. The only issue you can run into is if you want to do any light sanding on the shellac. It needs to be good and hard, so depending on the environment you’re in, you might need more than a couple of hours. Here in Tucson, it’s ready in about 10 minutes. Again, you can tell by touching it.

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