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Mixing different brand names of rubbing stain?12/18/17
I'm taking over managing a wood shop which has many different brand names of rubbing stain in stock. Going back decades.
Gemini, ML Campbell, Glidden, Zar, McCloskey, Duran, Olympic, and many more.
Is it safe to mix different brand names of rubbing stain together? Will the finish still reliably adhere on top of it?
I think the previous manager of this woodshop did just that -- he mixed different brand names together. But I'm hesitant.
Does anybody have any experience in this? Good or bad?
I forgot to point out that all the rubbing stains are oil based.
out with the old in with the new.
This reflects my sentiments exactly. I think the former manager liked to Russian Roulette with his approach. :-)
*play Russian Roulette
Why risk messing up a expensive cabinet job just to save $50 on a can of stain. I discard any stain or finish that is a year old or so. Just not going to take a chance.
The previous guy probably knew the properties of the stains and how to use them successfully. When you're not sure about the properties of the products you have, there's a small chance you will do something wrong.
Two choices - learn more or stick with the products your rep sells and follow the directions that come with them.
That's insane, and asking for problems