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Posted by: from Fort Chipewyan
2/27/2017 at 6:27:31 AM

Can I mix polyurethane and stain together to get a polystain?

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Date/Time2/27/2017 at 10:16:56 AM

No. You technically could as long as each has the same base (I.e., oil or water-based); however, you will likely not mix the proportions correctly and end up not getting the correct colouring. Also, the dried finish will appear cloudy. Either apply your stain and then your poly in two stages -- or, purchase a professionally mixed poly-shade product such as from minwax.

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Date/Time2/27/2017 at 10:35:56 AM

No, I would not advise.

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Amir from AZ Painting Ltd. in Burnaby
Date/Time2/27/2017 at 11:04:27 AM

I wouldn't advise it either. What are you planning on having done. Perhaps we can advise you on the proper products for your project.

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Date/Time2/27/2017 at 11:45:19 AM

Yes possibly, oil with oil but the varnish may not have the right drying agents .Ideally when you want a consistent color the stain solid or penetrating is the base and varnish won't lay down as consistantly as you may hope, It Settles on low spots and. Misses on edges runs vertically touch it up. And you get double layered. Apart. From spraying. Tinted. Varnish is a last ditch effort to rescue to. Hide a bad tone not really for coverage. I sound like I am preaching. Sorry wish you good luck all the same.

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Date/Time2/27/2017 at 3:39:38 PM

No, however, There are off the shelf pre-mix stain and polyurethane product available. Stand alone stain and polyurethane is not designed to be mixed up and has not chemical agent to combine them together.

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