Staining new baseboards/trim

Discussion in 'Painting and Decorating' started by Tom Potter, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter

    Feb 28, 2017
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    I need to stain new pine baseboards and trim for my home.

    First question--Oil based or water based? I'm leaning towards water based, because of the low fumes, and it would dry quicker.. But, I'd like other opinions. (pros/cons)

    Second question--I was planning on using a pre-stain this recommended?

    Third question--Do you recommend a brush or rag to apply?

    Fourth question--is one coat or poly sufficient?

    thanks for the help
    Tom Potter, Feb 28, 2017
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