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Staining over clear coat
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I was wondering if it's possible to stain interior logs that already have a clear coat on it?  Or do I have to sand the logs first?  Thanks!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by EZMARY Apr 30, 2013.

 

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EZMARY replied to Charlene Smith's discussion Staining over clear coat
"You will have to scuff it up for the stain to take.  Yes you will have to do some light sanding.  Been there done that!  Good luck"
Apr 30, 2013
Anastacia Briones replied to Charlene Smith's discussion Staining over clear coat
"Staining over clear coat without sanding is possible but not really recommended. Some stains don't work when combined with other stains. Sanding removes the unevenness in the wood. It also removes all dirt that can prohibit the stain from…"
Apr 29, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Charlene Smith's discussion Staining over clear coat
"The usual thing to do is to remove the existing coating before applying a color stain, then coming back over the color stain with another clear coat or two.  We have never seen good results trying to color stain over a clear coat, but if you…"
Nov 27, 2012
MattE replied to Charlene Smith's discussion Staining over clear coat
"To make sure you will not regret the outcome, try to test a part or a portion where you stain directly on a coated log and try to stain a part of the logs where you already sanded and try to look which has the best quality."
Nov 26, 2012
CharisB replied to Charlene Smith's discussion Staining over clear coat
"Yes, possible, but you'd need to know what's on there now and make sure what you put over top is compatible. A hard polyurethane clear coat will be hard to stain over than a softer water-based latex. An oil-based interior clear coat may be…"
Nov 9, 2012
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Staining over clear coat

I was wondering if it's possible to stain interior logs that already have a clear coat on it?  Or do I have to sand the logs first?  Thanks!See More
Nov 9, 2012

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