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Old 07-27-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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I had a guy give me a bid on stain/poly for some unfinished cabinets yesterday, now there was a bit of language barrier but I am fairly sure that he was saying that he could poly the cabinets a short time after the stain was on...maybe an hour or so , this goes against my intuition and my knowledge of manufacturers instructions so I thought i'd ask you guys.

I thought about it and I guess if the stain is wiped then the foam brush for the poly isnt going to run the stain or streak it...

anyway what do you guys think

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Never use foam brushes for this. Too many bubbles. At least that's my opinion. There are only two ways I know of that you can clear coat a stain in about an hour.
1) Waterbased stain will dry faster. You could put a water based poly over it in about an hour but I'd wait longer if using an oil based poly.
2) You can lacquer over an oil based stain faster than you can poly over it. Most of the ones I've dealt with say 1 hour for lacquer.

That being said, with traditional oil based stain and poly you are usually looking at 4 hours minimum per the manufacturer's instructions.

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I have always waited till the next day regardless.
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I have always waited till the next day regardless.
This is how i do it as well.
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what do you recomend instead of foam brushes for the poly? should i just brush lacquer with a regular brush?
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I personally do not use Lacquer and I use a soft brush for poly. Be extra careful when you stir the poly, if you stir it to fast you will put to much air into it so I leave it for about 15 min before I start working with it.
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White china bristle brush. Softer than black china bristle.
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My past experience with using oil based stains indicates that during times of high humidity, the stain takes a few days to a week to dry enough to put poly over it. Use a piece of 3/4 by 6 inch piece of pine for a sample to test for dryness of the stain. Don't use the cabinets for testing.
Mark off a crisscross pattern on the sample representing each day testing for dryness with a ball point pen. Place numbers in each block. Now stain the pine sample. After 24 hours, starting with block #1, with light pressure, run your finger over it to see how much stain comes off. Then do the rest on successive days. With low humidity, 24 to 48 hours may be long enough to dry. Don't do this test on your cabinets or you will just mess them up.
Use a soft bristle brush as another suggested when applying the poly to your cabinets. But before applying poly, check out the differant finish of each brand, some are glossy, semi glossy or satin finish to see what appeals to you.

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It's possible, but not recommended. Others have mentioned variables, esp. humidity.

It comes down to cost. It's a job that would cost less to do in one day but has risks involved. Your man will still have to wait around for the stain to dry, in his estimation. wasted time.

It sounds reasonable to ask him to come back the next day.

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