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New construction stain/seal package advice

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Ok guys, the title says it all. I've got a new construction stain/seal job coming up and I'm a little unsure about this job. I've done lots of new work projects but never stain packages. I did help a buddy years ago on one of his old stain jobs and it was a PITA.

I need some clever advice on how to go about this job. I was planning on spraying the stain and sealer before the trim guy puts it this general procedure?? I guess I could let the trim guy put it up and then go behind him like we do on a normal prime/paint job but that seems more difficult.

I need tips please and I'm assuming I'll just use sanding sealer instead of poly...I know lots if guys that have good luck going that route.
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Many years ago I helped a painter stain a lot of molding. He had a spray booth and did lots of spraying but for some reason opted for the following...

He had 2 new cotton wash mitts, wore rubber gloves under them, poured his stain into a clean 5 gallon bucket. It was my job to walk the molding away from him while he held the mitts, full of stain over the molding. As corny as it sounds, it worked great for the mass amount of molding he had to do. Of course the molding has to wiped after the stain sits a while.
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