Water on Oil?

Old 03-05-07, 06:41 PM
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Question Water on Oil?

Just curious. I know in general, use wated on water and oil on oil, but can you use a water based polyacrylic on an oil based stain?
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Absolutly. Just give the oil extra time to flash off the solvent. I would give it a couple of days unless the label indicates either a shorter or longer window. The danger is topcoating to soon, as the waterborne coatings set up very quickly and can "trap" the escaping solvent. This causes cloudiness, or worse, peeling.
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worth repeating

The oil stain MUST be GOOD and DRY!! You can't rush sealing over the stain like you can with oil base poly/varnish.

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