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I am still struggling with my birch project that needs to have a lacquer based stain sprayed on and I am trying to find someone locally who can do that for me for a price.

My question is simply whether I can apply oil based poly over the sprayed lacquer based stain. I realize that a lacquer top coat may make more sense but the only good top coating skills that I have are wiping on oil based poly.

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Gary
 

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Yes, you can apply OB poly over lacquer based stain.








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Cabinetman I would like to ask one small additional question if I may. When I apply stain I do not sand before the first finish coat but only between subsequent coats. Would that same approach apply here?

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I wouldn't sand between the coats of a lacquer stain. I would just spray it on and let it dry. Then put the oil based poly over the top. Use as little pressure as you can with your first coat of wipe on poly. The pigments in the lacquer stain tend to lay on the surface and even though it is thinned with mineral spirits you might wipe off some of the stain.
 
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