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Pre-Stain Wood Condition?


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02-09-18, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)  
Pre-Stain Wood Condition?

I am going to stain the wood table again. I saw an uneven wood at the top of the table. Can I use Pre-Stain Wood Condition before using the stain again

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02-09-18, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)  
Normally you only use a wood conditioner [prestain] on soft woods that are bare [no finish] I doubt there is anything to be gained by using it on your table top.


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02-09-18, 10:30 AM   #3 (permalink)  
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02-12-18, 08:30 AM   #4 (permalink)  
I would completely strip that surface before applying any stain.

 
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02-21-18, 03:45 AM   #5 (permalink)  
The purpose of wood conditioner is to slightly seal the wood so it will accept stain more evenly. This is only needed with soft woods like pine where the soft or open grain areas will absorb more stain than the tighter/harder areas. It isn't normally needed with veneers or previously finished wood. Wood conditioner always makes the stain color lighter as it somewhat prevents the absorption of stain.


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