Asked on May 16, 2019

How to apply Ployurethane on stained stairs?

Ryan KeyanNatalieJoy30150932


Hi i just sanded down my entire stairs and applied stain to it.. Minwax Oil based stain.. I bought their polyurethane and stirred very very gently with stir stick and applied very gently with a lint free rag, natural bristle brush, but i keep getting a lot of bubbles.. what is the best way to get no bubbles. Or can i use another product that is bubble free. thank you

4 answers
  • Nancy Turner
    on May 16, 2019

    I used a foam brush, thin coats and don't go over the area numerous times. Wait the noted dry time between coats on the container and put multiple thin coats on for more durability. I did my outside back stairs in about three coats since it is exposed to rain, hail, sleet, snow, sun, everything including four dogs who go in and out the dog door constantly. It still looks great!

  • Joy30150932
    on May 16, 2019

    You should use a paint brush special for varathane products or a sponge applicator rather than the rag. It is the rag that is causing the problem for you. You should apply at least 2-3 coats in order for the finish to stand up to the wear.

  • Natalie
    on May 16, 2019

    I have had great results with minwax wipe on poly and a cut up old t-shirt.

  • Ryan Keyan
    on May 17, 2019

    Thank you very much everyone.. I think i will try the WIPE on Poly, as i have tried foam brush, natural Bristol brush, rag.

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