hi, thanks for your reply.
whats an opaque woodstain?
You CAN stain over Primer.
Though it is not meant to be done.
However, i have done it before with no problems.
Try do a search for opaque woodstain for interior use. Even for internal and externally COMBINED.
However, opaque woodstain does not allow any of the woods grain to be shown.
Well, well, well, blow me down with a feather, I didnt know that
Can it stain over existing white?
Well, with Dulux Trade Aquatech Opaque Woodstain they write, "Where the surface has been previously painted, it will be necessary to strip back to bare wood".
Hence why i wrote that it aint meant to be done.
However, i used Dulux Trade Aquatech Opaque Woodstain over Zamix Coverseal. That was 8 years ago and the Woodstain looks as good as it was first done.
Me think the Dulux Trade Aquatech Opaque Woodstain has adhered well to surface of the Zamix Coverseal.
Though, it would be dodgy i believe if above was done directly over an gloss/satin finish. Due to adhesion issues.
As, "gavjbrown" wrote he has only primed the surface at present.
Years ago i remember when i was an apprentice that on a new-build that the doors wrote on them that they could be painted or stained. This was even so, as the doors had an white primer over them.
Also, Dulux, when they brought out Dulux Brushwood they claimed it could be used externally. However, after 1 year it would starts to flake. Grrrrrrr.
I know this cos a painter done his full house with it being facia, eave's & doors etc which resulted in it spliting.
In other words the reason i am telling the story in relation to brushwood is that Dulux can have there Do's & Dont's which do not allows work out. Therefore some Painters have an tendency to do some of there own technique's. Even when Paint Makers do not recomend it.
I am sure there is other Painters have done things against the norm so to speak.