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Old 04-09-01, 02:22 AM
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I am currently preparing my floorboards. I plan to out 3 coats of dark stain on them. do you recommend I put extra sealant in addition to the varnish? someone told me that this is necessary to avoid uneven wearing of the floor. We want a satin finish
 
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Old 04-11-01, 02:29 PM
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I'm a bit confused on the 3 coats of stain. Normally, stain has little sealing effect and additional coats are mainly for darkening the tone. If the wood is by chance pine, you may want to apply a pre-stain conditioner first. Pine has a tendancy to stain very blotchy. After your stain has reached the desired shade, two or 3 coats of a quality polyurethane should finalize the finish. The poly is a sealer.
 
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Old 04-12-01, 03:24 AM
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thanks...the "ronseal" woodstain claims to stain and seal the wood floor... I wanted to know if that was really the case.
 
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Old 04-12-01, 05:18 AM
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There are combos, stains with poly included, but a straight stain will have very little sealing or protection qualities.
 
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