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Shoff and others (quick stock question)

CubsloverCubslover Member Posts: 18,601
edited April 2006 in General Discussion
I applied a coat of stain today to the M44 stock. Is one coat all that's needed or would it be better if I applied a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th coat. The gun looks pretty good and I was impressed about how easy it was to apply the stain.

FYI; I'm using Birchwood Casey's Walnut stain and am planning on finishing with the Tru-oil.

Any tips from here?


Thanks in advance.
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Comments

  • stevegsteveg Member Posts: 845 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    the more stain you the darker it will get lightly sand in between coats
  • stevegsteveg Member Posts: 845 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    the more stain you put the darker it will get lightly sand in between coats
  • shoff14shoff14 Member Posts: 11,994 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    if you were able to fill in all the grain with only one coat, then you should be fine. If it was me, i would take a magnifying glass and some good light and carefully examine the stock completely to make sure I didn't miss a spot. cause if you don't, it will be sure to show when you go to oil it. Or maybe you didn't miss any spots, but you have a rough spot. Although, if you are finishing with tru-oil, as long as a spot isn't too rough, you would be ok cause you can smooth it out with the oil.

    But, I have never used that stain, so it may get darker like said above. Thats what most stains seem to do to wood.
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