How to Stain & Varnish Red Oak Cabinets?

Answer Red Oak cabinet wood is an open pore wood that retains a beautiful natural wood look when stained. With a layer of clear varnish placed over the stain, you can enhance the color of the, creating an... Read More »

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How to Remove Varnish From Kitchen Cabinets?

When you are refinishing your kitchen cabinets, removing old varnish is essential to getting a professional finish. According to Scott Gibson in his article "Painting Kitchen Cabinets", "Stripping ... Read More »

Can you use stain over spar varnish?

On One Hand: Staining Usually Comes FirstStain before applying any varnish, including spar--sometimes called marine--varnish. The U.S. General Services Administration, in its Historic Preservation ... Read More »

Can you strip varnish without stripping stain?

On One Hand: Stain Permeates WoodStain applied to wood soaks deep into the wood and does not sit on the surface in the same way as a varnish finish. Chemicals and tools used for stripping varnish a... Read More »

How do I refinish a floor with a dual sander stain varnish?

Sand the FloorRun your sander over the floor with rough sandpaper to take up the top layer of gloss and wood. Resand with medium paper, and sand a third and fourth time with fine paper. Vacuum betw... Read More »