I’ve just finished making a 6′ diameter dining room table and need to stain it with an oil-based stain before spraying the topcoat, which is Fuhr’s water-based urethane.
I understand that I will get a smoother finish if I use filler. I’ve read different ways to do it, including: 1) apply the stain and a sealer coat first, then the filler, followed by more stain, then topcoat; and 2) apply the filler first, then stain and topcoat.
Which way would you recommend I go, and why?
Edited 4/7/2006 10:31 pm ET by Sawdust Eater