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Can you stain varnished wood?
Last Updated: 19th June, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, can you stain an already stained wood?
Staining Unfinished Wood Stained wood that hasn't had a topcoat orlacquerapplied to it can be restained using a varietyofstains. For a deep stain, leave the stainonthe wood for 5 to 10 minutes before wiping it off withacloth. For a lighter stain, wipe the surfaceimmediatelyafter application.
Secondly, do you have to sand after staining wood? you don't need to sand afterstaining.After the stain is totally dry thenapply your firstcoat of finish and that's when i would sandlightly to knockdown any grain raising. Then put on second andthird coats offinish without doing any more sanding unlessyou feela rough spot anywhere on the finish.
Similarly, it is asked, how long after staining can you varnish?
Every finish and stain is different, anddryingtimes can vary widely from brand to brand or producttoproduct. As a rule of thumb, you should wait 24-48 hourstoallow the stain to fully dry before applyingyourpolyurethane. If you're extra cautious, you mayevenchoose to wait 72 hours before applying your poly.
What's the difference between wood stain and varnish?
Wood stains are absorbed bythewood and mimic the color of a particular speciesofwood. Varnish is a clear, transparent coatingthatlays on top of the wood. Varnish is durable andhardand comes in a variety of sheens – from flattoglossy.