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I am going to stain a top coat a new French door made from pine. The glass has a plastic film on it that actually goes under the window frames by a very small amount (1/32”?). I am concerned that if I apply stain and wipe on 6 top coats that when I later remove the plastic film that some of the stain and top coats will tear off.

Should I remove the plastic first ahead of time and then use a razor blade scraper after staining and top coating have been done to clean up the glass?

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Gary
 

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You could leave the plastic on, then after finishing the wood, see if it wants to take the finish with it when you peel the plastic back. If it does, take a razor blade and just cut the plastic at the edge of the wood.
Easy peasy.

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Or you could learn to properly wield a paint brush and do it without getting anything on the glass
;-p.

Seriously, it doesn't take that much longer.
 

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I wouldn't worry about the peal coat. I would leave it on as masking to keep the finish off the glass. I've never pealed off a wood finish with the masking. It should be hard enough the peal coat should tear rather than lifting the finish. I think the worst thing that would happen is you would have to cut the peal coat with a straight edge razor after the finishing is done. If you were working with latex paint I could see it being an issue but not a clear coating.
 

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You could leave the plastic on, then after finishing the wood, see if it wants to take the finish with it when you peel the plastic back. If it does, take a razor blade and just cut the plastic at the edge of the wood.
Easy peasy.

Acer
Makes sense Acer. Thank you.

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Or you could learn to properly wield a paint brush and do it without getting anything on the glass
;-p.

Seriously, it doesn't take that much longer.
I have seen it done so I know it is possible. But I do not have that level of skill.

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I wouldn't worry about the peal coat. I would leave it on as masking to keep the finish off the glass. I've never pealed off a wood finish with the masking. It should be hard enough the peal coat should tear rather than lifting the finish. I think the worst thing that would happen is you would have to cut the peal coat with a straight edge razor after the finishing is done. If you were working with latex paint I could see it being an issue but not a clear coating.
Thanks Steve. Based on the feedback from you and Acer that is the approach that I will take.

Gary
 
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