2 coats of stain necessary?


Old 10-05-05, 10:42 AM
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2 coats of stain necessary?

Hello.I have 2 questions. First, I sanded and stripped an old mahogany cabinet and applied the first coat of mahogany stain,do I have to apply another coat like the directions say? I dont want it any darker( it was walnut before which I wanted to get rid of!).Second question, the result Im looking for is the red shiny finish it looked like when the stain was wet,so what type of poly.. would I buy?Thanks so much.
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Old 10-05-05, 11:12 AM
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No, you don't need two coats. And if you want a wet, shiny look, buy the gloss polyurethane. If you'd like it to be a bit less shiny, buy the satin.
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