oil based polyurethane over oil based stain?

barnold4May 26, 2014

We've just stained a built in bookcase with Old Masters Wiping Stain (it's oil based). We need something to protect it and give it a shine. Ben Moore paint store recommended polyurethane.

Is polyurethane the best way to go?

Will the oil based Minwax polyurethane we have work or do we need to buy compatible brands like the Ben Moore paint store said? They don't sell Minwax and couldn't explain to me why it wouldn't be compatible or what negative effects it might have.

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paintguy22

Minwax will work. I would seal it first. Get the Minwax sanding sealer. This will make it a bit easier to sand before you apply the poly and the sealer helps you arrive at a smoother surface with fewer coats. I have used Old Masters stains a million times and have topcoated with all different brands of clears and never had issues.

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