Are these basically one in the same? is the prestain conditioner virtually
thinned sanding sealer? I'm finishing my fir end/sofa tables and want avoid
any potential blotchyness. I have a gallon of oxford sanding sealer
(laquer) that i would thin and spray then sand with 220 before staining.....
worth the risk? or just buy some pre-stain conditioner.... thanks
No. Wood conditioners are typically more like clear stain. They are
designed to soak in and seal the extra porous areas so your colored
>I'm finishing my fir end/sofa tables and want avoid
So, you're going to practice on scrap...
Sealing the surface with a thinned finish before staining is different
than "conditioning" and usually referred to as "spit coating". I prefer
spit coats under "pro" pigment stains, but have not had good luck under
home center products.
Both methods will work, but may produce different end results.
If you don't try your methods on scrap, you're practicing on your
furniture. If you have to ask these questions, you need to practice.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.