Hello All, new to the forum and need some advice/help. I have done woodworking for years, off and on, turned out some pretty nice pieces(not professional!) but always had issues with finish. In the past years, most of the finish I have done has been oil base stain, with poly on top (fairly easy) and have dabbled in the wb stain/poly. The water base stain I have used before impresses me as almost coming out as paint instead of stain, and also now I can't find any wb stain other than a MW "special mix" anywhere near me. I'd like to try the wb dye, and see general finishes, "Mixol" "Transfast" and "Transtint". Which is preferred/easier/better? opinions? Also after applying the dye, a top coat finish. I see threads about applying shellac and other comments. After the dye, can you apply the top coat such as wb poly ? and will an oil based product work over the dye such as the gf arm r seal? I know this is very basic stuff for alot of you here, but I'm wanting to get to WB finishes and I haven't found anything written to help clear up these questions... w.