Asked on Sep 30, 2017

Do I have to use a stain varnish over stain for my dining room table

Drl29777679Nancy Turner62q10370829


4 answers
  • If you want to restain your table, you need to strip the existing finish off first. I use Citristrip, then sand.
  • 62q10370829
    on Sep 30, 2017

    You can just use varnish but you need to clean real good & lightly sand & clean then varnish.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Sep 30, 2017

    My father always used polyurethane as his top coats after he stained. The antiques he refinished to this day look like they were just refinished and it has been over thirty years!
  • Drl29777679
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Agree with Nancy. Polyurethane is the way to go. Oil based is a bit more durable than waer based. Wipe on poly is easier to apply but will take more coats. Three coats regular poly and perhaps five coats wipe on.
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