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it99 10-08-2009 01:01 PM

staining question
I have big sized bar to stain.

I've read that you put on the stain in a small section let it set for a while and then wipe it off. Then move on to the next section etc.

I have some questions:

1) When you go to the next section and you overlap the stain you just put on, won't that make it darker where the 2 sections meet. How do you make sure that it's even.

2) Also would it be possible to do a small section one day and then come back a couple days later and do the next section overlapping a little. Will this be even staiing or will you notice differences in the two stained areas.


user1007 10-08-2009 01:21 PM

You will not notice much overlap if you work the stain properly. The idea is not to get too far ahead of yourself so stain is on one area longer than another before you can get to it to wipe it off. Sometimes the stains that you rub on and rub off work better for an application like yours.

Can you recruit someone to work with you? The extra pair of hands will make it easier since one of you can apply the stain and the other can take it off.

You can wait days between staining different sections. Just make sure you clean of any dust that accumulates. Make sure to always keep your stain stirred.

it99 10-08-2009 01:45 PM

what do you mean by 'stains that you can rub on and then off'.

I thought that was what I was talking about.

I'm using a oil based stain which I plan to rub/paint on and then I rub it off a few minutes later.


user1007 10-08-2009 02:49 PM

I was thinking something like one of the gel stains with poly that you put on and than polish off.

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