On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 17:18:50 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, "Edwin
That's right, since stain looks like sh*t either way. ;) I wish more
people would buy the right wood in the first place.
Dave, aniline dyes might be a better choice if you MUST discolor the
wood. Then a couple nice coats of Waterlox will seal it nice and
www.waterlox.com -my favorite clearcoat. (std disclaimer applies)
www.wdlockwood.com -dyes, excellent prices (std disclaimer applies)
LJ--who _doesn't_ do poly.
Stain and Poly are their own punishment
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Fir needs a prestain to get the wood to not stain blotchy, Bix Pre stain
works, you should experiment on scrap wood , staining can be difficult
depending on the stain and color you want. Ive never used water base
stain but try it.
You really need to experiment with fir to get the effect you want.
Minwax has a a wide variety of decent products, as does Cabot among the
Some products that I've got good results from came from
targetcoatings.com. They have a highly informative catalog to help you
decide. For entry doors a weather resistant boat finish might be best.
If you want to avoid the yellowish tint of oil based, the water based
products can' t be beat.
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