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donfarr

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HIi Everyone, Back on this topic again, the items arrieved yesterday from amazon, question on the sealer, how many coats should I do and shouldI do a light sanding  before using the gel stain. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP Don


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bridgman

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Walmart, of all places, will carry pint size cans of Min Wax products.   Knew they must be good for something!

Its unfortunate the type of plywood cannot be identified, plywood is difficult to stain.


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Julie Mo

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One coat of the dewaxed shellac, diluted 50/50 with denatured alcohol, on a clean surface is all that's needed, usually.  If you have any scrap wood to test, do that first.  Pine can be difficult to get an even stain absorption so you have to run some tests to see exactly what to do.  Some pine can be sealed once and accept stain very well.  Heartwood and sapwood absorb differently.  That's why it's best to test first.

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"Half strength" has been diluted 50/50 with denatured alcohol.

 

The surface should be sanded to 220 before any testing begins. 


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