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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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Back in the day, we used to trim 95% stain it jobs, of apx 200/yr. As a trim carp, I hated pre sealed trim...stain, no problem. The sealer had a tendency to make the trim warp, dulled saw blades faster, & was near impossible to work with. Typically my jobs were stained, installed, sealed, color puttied, & finally top coated. All stain, & sealer was alykyd based, with poly top. The most popular was Porter products, with the sealer being "Twin Seal".

The most important part was for the trim carp to color match the work. It started with sorting. Then off color was used where it was least seen.
Oil based stains are way more forgiving to work with than water based....just brush on, let stand for maybe a minute, & then wipe down with fresh cotton rags.
Typically two guys could easily knock out a 3,000' home worth of stain in 1/2 day.

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