Stain and paint can be mixed safely to achieve your desired color. For successful results, mix oil-based stain only with oil-based paint and water-based stain only with water-based paint. You can also mix two colors of stain together to achieve the tint that you wish. via
Can you put oil stain over water stain?
It's OK to use oil-based stain over water-based as long as you clean and prepare the existing surface well. When using a water based topcoat over an oil based stain, allow oil based finishes, such as Java Gel Stain, to dry at least 72 hours before coating with a water based topcoat. via
Can you put oil based deck stain over water based deck stain?
These two types of stains will not perform well together. If the wood has a penetrating oil-based stain on it now, a water-based stain will not be able to penetrate the wood. via
Can oil go over water based?
Using water-based or acrylic paint when painting over oil-based paint is likely to cause peeling or chipping because those formulas don't bond well with the naturally glossy surface of oil-based paint. Fortunately, with the proper approach, you can successfully use water-based paint over oil-based paint. via
What is a better stain oil based or water based?
If the wood is going to be in direct exposure to wind, rain, and sunlight, an oil-based stain is the best choice. This is because it is more durable than a water-base and will provide a more complete protective layer against these elements. via
What is the best top coat for oil based stain?
Polyurethane is most typically used on stained wood and gives a very durable finish. I don't recommend polyurethane for painted furniture, because it tends to yellow the paint over time. It's also oil-based, which works best on top of stained wood and other oil-based paints. via
How long does oil based stain take to dry?
Wipe-on Liquid Stains and Top Coats can dry in 6-8 hours under ideal conditions (70% - 75% humidity). Cooler temperatures or higher humidity may extend the time needed for drying up to 12-24 hours or longer. via
Do you have to remove old stain before restaining?
Do You Have to Remove Old Stain Before Restaining
Deck stains resist moisture and protect the wood from UV, rot, and mildew. If you are applying the same color and brand to the wood, you shouldn't have to strip the old stain. Using a quality deck cleaner should be all you have to do before reapplying the same stain. via
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What kind of stain should I use on treated wood?
An oil-based stain is the best for pressure-treated wood. Some manufacturers have created stains specially designed for staining treated wood. via
Can I use water based paint over oil primer?
When painting over oil based paints, only an oil based paint may be used. The exception is that an oil based primer may accept any kind of top coat paint. For that reason, an oil based primer is recommended to be applied over any oil based top coat, then a water based paint may be used as a top coat. via
Can you put water based polyurethane over oil based paint?
In most cases, it is OK to use a water-based polyurethane over an oil-based finish in good condition. You should remove grease, dirt and wax by scrubbing the surface with a wood prep/cleaner/de-glosser, or mineral spirits and synthetic steel wool. via
How many coats of water based polyurethane should I use?
You are best off using 3 coats of water based polyurethane for the best results. And, this is is especially important on the 1st floor of your home and heavy traffic areas (e.g. kitchen, entryway, family room). via
When should I use water based stain?
Water-based stains are usually best under water-based finishes because these finishes don't bond well over oil or varnish stains unless you give them a week or longer to thoroughly dry. Unfortunately, water-based stains are more difficult to use because they raise the grain of the wood and they dry fast. via
Does oil based stain need to be sealed?
After Staining Wood do You Have to Seal It? The short answer to this common question in wood finishing is no. Another issue is that stain doesn't offer any protection against the elements. Moisture and humidity can still affect your peace negatively, even though you might like the color. via
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What can I put over oil based stain?
Clean the surface with trisodium phosphate, sand rough areas and apply stain-blocking latex primer to ensure that the oil from the stain does not bleed into the paint later. Follow with a semi-gloss, acrylic latex paint for a long-lasting, durable finish. via
Can I put polyurethane over oil based stain?
Can I apply water-based polyurethane over an oil based stain? Short answer: yes. Longer answer: if you wait for the oil-based stain to properly 'dry' (cure) it's no longer oily. via
Do you need a top coat over gel stain?
ANSWER: All stains need a top coat. Think of stain as the color and top coat as the sealer and protectant. The high urethane content of General Finishes Gel Stains results in a lustrous finish that tends to fool people into assuming no sealant is required. via