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Forum topic by Rachel posted 08-13-2020 11:07 AM 249 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2020 11:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finish stain polyacrylic

I just stained my new, unfinished butcher block countertop with water-based (semi-transparent kind) stain. I decided I liked it and then applied two coats of water-based Polyacrylic. Its been 24 hours and now I see that I should have applied another coat of stain and regret my decision to apply the finish!!! So my question is, could I now even though I have already applied two coats of finish, sand and apply another coat of stain? Or should I suck it up and have my mistakes glare haunt me every time I am in my kitchen. Wah! Thanks so much in advance!

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#1 posted 08-13-2020 11:17 AM

You should be able to sand off the poly and restrain. Depending on how big the counter is, it may be a big job tho.

How about the other side?

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#2 posted 08-13-2020 01:23 PM

What brand and type of stain? Do you have any pictures? I have never had luck without sanding back to bare wood and starting over, except when using oil based gel stains.

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