I don't know if I have any dark stain. Kind of a shame to hide natural walnut. With red oak I stain it with Maple to even the color and enhance the grain. This is all pretty even color.Hate to ask. But can you take a hidden side and do one half natural the other stained. I'd like to see the difference?
The directions said to use 220 grit sandpaper.'00' steel wool is fine for between coats, it's just to scuff the surface, or 320 grit sandpaper. Any coarser and you'll likely see the sandpaper scratches in the final coat. And because there are less visible scratches in the final coat, actually gives it a glossier look. I think with the satin clear, it will make it look nicer.
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