- - Staining a bass
|SwagAttack ||09-10-2013 06:01 PM |
Staining a bass
I have a bass body that I stripped the paint from. It is a really cheap bass, so I figured that I would experiment a little bit. I tried staining the bass an ebony color using minwax ebony stain. I let it dry for a few days, then sprayed a coat of clear. The problem is that it started to bubble through the coat. How can I avoid this?
|divetone ||09-10-2013 06:29 PM |
Was the Minwax oil based or Acrylic? Oil based with polyurethane clear spray should be compatable. Waterborne (acrylic ) stain would be best with a waterborne clear coat. Laquer over oil might cause problems. That said, it sounds like there could still be stripper residue in the pours of the wood. Stripper needs to be neutralized per instructions and It is best to sand body as much as possible before finish is applied. Also heat and humidity can cause finish problems. Stripper doesn't remove all old finish as there is always a thin layer left. It's best to sand down to raw wood but is very tricky to do on curved surfaces and retain the original detail. You might have to start over. At least it's a cheap bass. Good luck.
|SwagAttack ||09-10-2013 06:36 PM |
Sorry I should have been more specific. I didn't use chemical stripper, just sanded the paint of down to the wood. But the stain was indeed oil based. I already started sanding it down again to the wood, but I still want to do black stain.
What brand and type of clear are you spraying? How are you spraying it?
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