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When can I polyurethane after staining?
Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020
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Accordingly, how long after staining can I polyurethane?
While family and friends may give you helpful advice, reading the instructions on the can of stain leads to a beautiful final finish. Many brands advise buyers to plan on four to 12 hours of drying time between coats of stain and another 12 to 24 hours before applying the first coat of polyurethane.
Beside above, how long does stain need to dry? 24 hours
Subsequently, question is, do you need polyurethane after staining?
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.
Do I need to seal wood after staining?
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. Let the sealed wood dry completely, then sand the surface very lightly with fine-grit sandpaper.