how to tell difference between oil based and water based stain?


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Old 06-28-07, 07:40 AM
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how to tell difference between oil based and water based stain?

I have a piece of furniture made from indonesian hardwood that I would like to strip and just apply natural teak oil to, how do I tell wether my current stain is oil based or water?


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Old 06-28-07, 03:57 PM
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After the fact, it does not really matter, the wood is stained and there are certain things you have to do if you want to change it. Strip/sand, etc.
 
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Old 06-28-07, 07:52 PM
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thanks bill for responding!
I was wondering because some strippers say for water based stains while others say oil!

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Old 06-29-07, 04:15 AM
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use a good stripper and it will not matter. I love Dad's Easy Spray. Just make sure you wear thick gloves and other protection because it will burn like mad on your skin.
 
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Old 06-29-07, 06:14 AM
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BC is right to caution you about strippers - I keep a quart can of lacquer thinner in my shop (open when I'm stripping). If I get stripper on me, a quick wipe with the lacquer thinner (on a dampened rag) removes the stripper and neutralizes the 'burn'.
 
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Old 06-29-07, 06:31 PM
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thanks for the replies !
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