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Old 10-12-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Anyone use Minwax Polyshades One Step Stain & Polyurethane? If so, how did it work out for you? Any tips you can provide when using this product? I got a free can of the pecan, but have not used it yet.

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I've used it once a long time ago for a table I refinished. I can remember putting a couple of coats on with fine steel wool and it really came out nicely; still have the table and still looks. I do not use poly for fretwork, so I can't help you there.

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I used it once. It was horrible. Took forever to dry. I would never use them again.
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Steven, the best tip I can give you is: Leave it on the store shelf. You will be much happier using the regular stain first then apply a finish after the stain is dry.
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Good Day Folks!
Anyone use Minwax Polyshades One Step Stain & Polyurethane? If so, how did it work out for you? Any tips you can provide when using this product? I got a free can of the pecan, but have not used it yet.

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I have used it a couple times. Not impressed. Much better results with stains and clear coat. It just doesn't give a nice finish, in my opinion.

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I agree I have a can of it and it is just gathering dust after my first use of it. I prefer the 2 step method.
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I've never used it, but it is pretty much universally despised on a couple other woodworking forums I visit.
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Thanks all for the replies, and information. My friend gave it to me for FREE. He's not a woodworker, he bought it for a project, that he never started.

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I have used it a couple times. Not impressed. Much better results with stains and clear coat. It just doesn't give a nice finish, in my opinion.

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Which brings up a question?? When you say "clear coat" are you talking polyurethane or this "clear coat" you can get in spray cans? I ask because I have a project that I'm right before staining and had planned to use spray Minwax semi-gloss polyurethane on it. I'm getting into this and if the spray poly is not the best route, let me know and why. ???

BTW, I bought Minwax regular stain yesterday after "almost" buying the stain/poly combination that's being discussed here. Glad I didn't now.

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Barney, the Minwax spray works o.k. Just be sure you invert the can, depress nozzle until no more liquid comes out after each use. I also wipe the nozzle with either paint thinner or mineral spirits to keep it from clogging.
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