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What is the best way to apply varnish and stains?

For the best results:

  • Sand down any varnishes or stains that were previously on the surface.
  • Clean the surface you’re varnishing/staining.
  • Thoroughly clean the space where you’re varnishing/staining so that no dust particles get into the finished piece.
  • Stir your varnish. Don’t shake it. Shaking causes air bubbles in the varnish which can easily transfer onto your finished piece.

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Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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