I’ve just completed a pretty nice hope chest out of cherry hardwood and plywood.It has a fair amount of stiles and decorative trim that needed glued up. I’m now ready to finish it and am scared to make a mistake. I have an HVLP gun and was thinking of starting with an alcohol based stain, followed by a water based sanding sealer and finishing off with a water based poly urethane. My biggest concern is that with all the glue up that was req’d that most likely there are some glue smears that (although I wiped them off as best I could)may jump out as soon as I spray the stain. At that point its too late and the project could be ruined.I’ve wiped it down with mineral spirits and don’t see much in the way of smears but I think the stain will highlights problems more than the mineral spirits.Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?………Thanks
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