Asked by: Yiqun Eckersley
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th May, 2020

How long should stain dry before lacquer?

You need to wait a minimum of 3 days with warm temps before you can topcoat MinWax with a lacquer product. From the original questioner: Should have mentioned I waited 24 hours before sealing the stain.

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Similarly, can lacquer be applied over stain?

Lacquer can be used on most woods, but it cannot be used on mahogany and rosewood; the oils in these woods will bleed through the finish. It cannot be used over other finishes or over oil-base stains or many fillers; the solvents in lacquer will dissolve other finishes and incompatible stains and fillers.

Additionally, how long does lacquer take to dry? Lacquer dries in no more than half an hour, but it must cure completely between coats. Let the newly sprayed wood dry for about 48 hours, or as directed by the manufacturer. Then lightly smooth the surface with No. 000 steel wool, and clean it thoroughly with a tack cloth.

Beside this, how long should stain dry before varnishing?

Every finish and stain is different, and drying times can vary widely from brand to brand or product to product. As a rule of thumb, you should wait 24-48 hours to allow the stain to fully dry before applying your polyurethane. If you're extra cautious, you may even choose to wait 72 hours before applying your poly.

Can you spray lacquer over Minwax stain?

I prefer to let the stain dry overnight, as it will give you a smoother finish. If the Minwax if fully cured (several weeks) you can spray the lacquer directly over it. If you don't want to wait that long, you can spray a sealer coat of shellac over it, then spray lacquer over that.

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