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Old 10-12-2017, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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All - Can you use oil stain (say Minwax) to stain a blank then use CA as a finish?

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I have used pigmented oil stains on pens with ca finish, but allowed the stain to cure before the ca finish. I allowed the cure to assure the solvents were gone and to be able to adjust the pigment levels.

CA finish did just fine.
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Same here - no problems with CA over stain, as long as the stain was fully set & dry. I'm usually not in a big hurry, so I probably let the stain sit a couple days.
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Outstanding! Thank you. I have some mahogany and finished raw it just doesn't "pop." I'll try the stain and, oh yes, let it cure for a while. Thanks.
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Outstanding! Thank you. I have some mahogany and finished raw it just doesn't "pop." I'll try the stain and, oh yes, let it cure for a while. Thanks.
Welcome aboard. Mahogany is beautiful. Show it when it's finished.
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