spraying pre stain

kwhoughtonJuly 19, 2011

I always brush on a pre-stain prior to staining wood. I was thinking of spraying it on instead. Does anyone have any experience with spraying on pre-stain? Is there anything wrong with spraying it?

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What do you mean by a pre-stain -- a dye, a wash coat, a sealer, or one of the so-called "wood conditioners?"

Here is a link that might be useful: wood conditioners

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 2:48PM
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"Pre-stain" is a Minwax product that you put on wood prior to staining to eliminate blotching. If you haven't heard of it, you probably wouldn't know the answer to my question.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 7:05PM
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He and I do not use that kind of wood conditioner, since a wash coat of blond shellac is much preferrable to most manufactured products. A wash coat of shellac is about a one pound cut(or less/more) depending on the type of wood.

I suppose you could spray on that stuff about which you asked, but a preconditioner does not need to be applied in a thick layer, like spraying will do.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 12:58AM
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1-pound cut wax free shellac is cheaper and more effective.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 2:38PM
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KW, I guess I will be quiet then. The fact that this is my profession probably makes me a complete doofus.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 9:36PM
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