MinWax Water Base Stain Wood Preparation


When using MinWax water based stains which of the following sequence of prep steps would you recommend?
1) finish snading, waterbased prestain application, finish sanding then stain
OR
2) waterbased prestain application, finish sanding then stain
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Sat, Oct 22, 2005, 2:07pm snipped-for-privacy@mason.com (rasberry) who doth ask: When using MinWax water based stains which of the following sequence of prep steps would you recommend? 1) finish snading, waterbased prestain application, finish sanding then stain OR 2) waterbased prestain application, finish sanding then stain
If I was that unsure, I'd opt for #3 - call the 1-800 number that's sure to be on the can somewhere, and ask MinWax.
Or, you could always get a couple of pieces of scap wood, try both ways, and not ask anyone.
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I did 1...worked fine..make sure the prestain treatment does not dry before you actually put on the stain..
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rasberry wrote:

One situation with waterbased stuff is that it raised some fuzz from the wood. You might think about simply coating the wood with a bit of water (now this assumes you are finishing soft wood (e.g.pine, fir, jummywood)), letting it dry, and sanding with something up to 220 grit. Next apply the conditioner and follow the instructions on the can.     mahalo,     jo4hn
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Works with hard wood too. JG
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