Asked by: Aniss Barateiro
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th June, 2020

Can you put a wood stain over another stain?

Already Stained and Finished Wood
If the object you're hoping to stain has been sealed with a topcoat, you won't be able to restain it, but you can go over it with a coating or a colored stain blend. There are a number of polyurethane stain blends available in a variety of wood tones.

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Simply so, can you put stain over stain?

Staining over stain is easy and works beautifully if your applying a dark stain over a lighter stain on raw wood. 2. You can mix 2 or more stains together to make DIY custom stains. 3.

Also Know, do you have to remove old stain before restaining? You don't need to remove all of the old stain to apply darker stain. But you do need to remove all of the lacquer, varnish or anything that will prevent new stain from absorbing into the wood. Your sanding block will initially glide over the old lacquer before it begins to cut into it and remove it.

Also asked, can you put light wood stain over dark wood stain?

Most stains are made to allow the natural grain of the wood to show through. Because of this, you can't get a lighter color by applying a light stain over a dark stain. In addition to creating a lighter finish, you will need to strip the wood first if your piece has a lacquered topcoat.

Do you have to completely strip furniture before staining?

Typically when stripping furniture, after you've removed the old paint, stain, or varnish, your wood will still be slightly stained. Sanding helps to remove that residual staining, but you may not be able to sand it down to a perfectly raw wood finish. Use a tack cloth to remove the leftover sanding grit.

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