Botched stain job -- lacquer fix?


I'm not happy with a stain job I did on some pine. I'm trying to figure out how to fix it. Can I lacquer over top of Minwax oil-based stain, or are the two finishes incompatible?
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SuperJdynamite wrote:

I think the varnish binder in that stain will render it incompatible with lacquer. You could always try it on a piece of scrap. You'll know within seconds; the lacquer turns white and flakes up like a bad case of eczema.
If you have to do it, a coating of shellac in between the stain and the lacquer may do the trick.
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Staining pine requires a sealer coat first. Many softer wood do so as well. Cut shellac works fine or commercial sanding sealers may also work as well.
Fixing it is going to be problematic. I would rub it down with mineral sprits, remove as much stain as possible. Sand or scrape it smooth. Seal it with shellac and then to stain, use a gel-stain. Gel stains don't soak in as much as much and will leave a more consistent color. IMHO
Dave
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Just covered minwax with lacquer. worked fine just make sure the satin is dry...I waited 4 days

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