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Question:


I have 22' log supports (floor to peak) that I would like to stain a darker color. It appears that a semi-transparent stain was used originally but there is a slight sheen to the finish which makes me think there was a seal coat put on after the stain. Is there a way to restain with just buff sanding the finish? Or would I need to strip all 20 logs? Thanks!

Answer:

Depending on the material that is on it already, you should be able to stain over the clear. Most good quality stains are designed to do this. Experiment.

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