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Old 04-16-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Which is recommended, Minwax Polyshade or stain and finish with water base poly. I am staining red oak wainscoting.

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Hey jiju,
Let me be off the cuff and quick. Stay as far away from Polyshades as you can. I don't know what Minwax was thinking when they came out with that product, it's tricky to use, will scratch at a blink of an eye, does not penetrate into the substrate and if you make a mistake there's no going back to correct it. Stay with oil or water stain and poly.

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Let me be off the cuff and quick. Stay as far away from Polyshades as you can. I don't know what Minwax was thinking when they came out with that product, it's tricky to use, will scratch at a blink of an eye, does not penetrate into the substrate and if you make a mistake there's no going back to correct it. Stay with oil or water stain and poly.
Thank you Steve, I really do appreciate that information, I will go with regular oil base stain with water base poly. Thanks again buddy.
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Forget the Polyshades.
You will be wasting more time actually fixing the problems of the product than finishing.

Basically it is varnish and pigments mixed together.
My local paint store sold tons of that crap.
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I would use an oil base stain, as a water base could raise the grain, not to mention that an oil base will penetrate the wood better. I prefer to use water base poly, as it is clear and does not yellow the stain. 2-3 coats
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I would use an oil base stain, as a water base could raise the grain, not to mention that an oil base will penetrate the wood better. I prefer to use water base poly, as it is clear and does not yellow the stain. 2-3 coats
Thank you for your information, that is the route I will take. I appreciate all of your help.

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