GUN Question about furniture refinishing.

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  1. HisXLNC

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    Yesterday I sanded and polished the furniture on my WASR. Today, i'm getting ready to stain it. Do I need to clean it with anything or can I just stain it? I know i've touched it a lot and probably have skin oils and stuff on it.
     
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    1) tack cloth to remove excess saw dust. this will help keep it clean for the most part.

    2) if you're really concerned you can take denatured alcohol in a rag to it. the alcohol removes the dust from the grain of the wood better than tack cloth, just make sure it's fully dry before you begin to stain/seal or it's color/finish will not be of a great quality.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks.
     
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    lol, when I opened this thread I came in fully ready to point you over to The Great Indoors. :o
     
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    220 grit followed by 260 grit followed by 0000 steel wool 5 coats of varnish and 3 coats of poly=

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    Get some gunkote from Brownells and that AK will be fucking nice. The stock set looks great.
     
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    I don't want mine to be that glossy. I'll probably just do one coat of poly.
     
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    you may wanna get some "sanding sealer" i think thats what its called. its supposed to make the stain take more evenly.


    i personally haven't used it, but when i redid my mosin the stain didn't want to cover evenly.
     
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    I was expecting this to be about your dining room table or something :rofl:
     
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    Use some stain and then thin down your satin polyurethane 50/50 with paint thinner. That makes it soak in more; you can do 3-4 coats of the thinned stuff and it'll look fabulous.
     

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