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spraying pre stain

Posted by kwhoughton (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 19, 11 at 13:36

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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RE: spraying pre stain

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


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RE: spraying pre stain

"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.


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RE: spraying pre stain

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.


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RE: spraying pre stain

1-pound cut wax free shellac is cheaper and more effective.


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RE: spraying pre stain

KW, I guess I will be quiet then. The fact that this is my profession probably makes me a complete doofus.


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