If I were going to stain a swamp ash body a white transparent color like the one in the picture attached, what would be involved? I used a nitro cellulose last time, and liked the results, but wanted to go with somethign a little cheaper. If things are mostly the same going from nitro to poly, the steps would go as follows- 1.- If needed, sand body to around 220 grit dry. Wipe down with Naptha to remove any oils from handling. 2. Since Ash is pourous wood, apply an oil or water based grain filler (a natural colored one) 3. Apply the white tint to color. 4. Seal the wood with a sealer of some sort. (open for recomendations) 5. Apply about three somewhat thin coats of poly and wet sand. Now, all of this is pretty much guesswork, so feel free to edit my post until it is correct. How many coats of poly are recomended for good protection without blanketing the wood? Between coats I assume one should wait about 3 hours or until the poly is dry to touch correct? Thanks in advance, Steve Q.