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Can you use wax over stain?
Last Updated: 22nd February, 2020
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In respect to this, can you use antiquing wax over stain?
It will lightly “stain” your paint to make it look old. You can apply the antiquing wax directly to your piece, or if you want a more subtle effect, you can use a coat of natural wax first. If the look is too intense, then simply use some natural wax to rub across the surface and remove some of the antiquing wax.
Also Know, how do you seal stained wood? Most stains should be sealed to prevent bleeding. After smoothing the stained wood, apply a sealer coat of thinned shellac, sanding sealer, or other appropriate sealer. Do not use shellac with NGR or water-base stains. If you plan to finish the piece with polyurethane, make sure the sealer is compatible.
In this regard, do you have to put a clear coat over stain?
While staining creates a rich, deep color that highlights natural wood grain, it does not provide long-term protection. A polyurethane top coat protects the wood from scratches, stains and water damage.
What is the difference between antique glaze and antique wax?
A dark wax will antique a piece in a very similar way to a dark glaze. The biggest difference is that the wax serves as a protective top coat as well. I usually still do a second coat of clear wax on top of the dark for extra protection. A glaze absolutely needs a protective top coat.