Greg, you can apply a water based topcoat over an oil based stain without. topcoat, such as General Finishes Original Seal-a-Cell CLEAR.
MinwaxÂ® PolycrylicÂ® Protective Finish is a crystal clear, fast-drying protective topcoat for use over bare wood, oil– and water–based stains, paint and wallpaper.
I'm spraying water–based finishes in my basement workshop and was wondering what others experiences are with spraying water–based .
In this video, Tom Monahan of General Finishes explains how you can use oil based and water based.
Water based over oil stain is fine—but poly is not the best finish, IMHO.. .. My mother favored dark walnut stain and thick coats of minwax clear glossy poly.
Higher in VOCs than water–based finishes and therefore not available in all parts of the country.. To keep a partially filled can of oil-based poly from skinning over
Because of their oil content, oil/ varnish mixes also need to dry overnight.. . Water–based finishes release fewer odors than oil-based varnish or lacquer, but. For deep scratchesâ€”especially on stained woodâ€”strip and refinish the surface.