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How long between staining and applying semi gloss?

I had just finished staining poplar wood (stained rosewood) and will be applying a polyurethane semi gloss. How long must I wait between staining and applying first coat of semi gloss? How many coats should I apply to protect against bathroom humidity?

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It might be helpful if you specified what kind of wood you are using. The conjunction of the terms poplar and rosewood is just confusing, as they have nothing to do with each other and have VERY different characteristics. Poplar will absorb stain very quickly, rosewood anything from slowly to very slowly.

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It might be helpful if you specified what kind of wood you are using. The conjunction of the terms poplar and rosewood is just confusing, as they have nothing to do with each other and have VERY different characteristics. Poplar will absorb stain very quickly, rosewood anything from slowly to very slowly.
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A simplistic answer is - when the stain dries. The dry time will depend on your environment. The container should give guidelines. If you didn't glob it on, I would guesstimate about 24 hours would be sufficient.






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What kind of a stain?

MinWax is usually overnight. I use MLC WoodSong II and I can clear in 30 minutes.

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I find that if youre unsure that it is dry enough, you are better off waiting another day to complete the finish than spending three removing and reapplying. I generally wait at a day or two, but its fairly humid here and as cabinetman said it varies by environment.
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I had just finished staining poplar wood (stained rosewood) and will be applying a polyurethane semi gloss. How long must I wait between staining and applying first coat of semi gloss? How many coats should I apply to protect against bathroom humidity?
if you read on the can it will tell you how many hr's to wait tell you apply some finish Most likeley 8 hrs at a min on the stain i use You should wipe off the wood in between the finish some of it will not asorb and will be shinney It should be wipe off I do mine after a couple hrs and that should be enough and maybe before you spray a sealer wipe off again This is my way and it works for me
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What kind of a stain?

MinWax is usually overnight. I use MLC WoodSong II and I can clear in 30 minutes.
Minwax water based rosewood on poplar wood
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CLEAR FINISH APPLICATION:

* Allow stain to dry a minimum of 3 hours before applying a clear protective finish. For a durable, crystal clear, ultra-fast drying finish we recommend Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish. Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane or Minwax® Wipe-On Poly can also be used over Water-Based Stain.

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I use MLC WoodSong II and I can clear in 30 minutes.
Leo, Is that per MLC specs?

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Yes. I can really clear after about 10 minutes if I want to push it.

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