Stara

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  1. I am currently doing some staining projects- a bar, a buffet and a hutch. I am wondering what type of finish to use. I am currently using General Finishes JQ Gel Stain in Java, 3 wipe on coats. I am looking for a smooth glossy but not a reflection shine for the top coat finish of the pieces. I plan on using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for the top coat. I heard that you can do 2 coats of semi gloss first and then one coat of satin at the end, to give it a good look. As any one mixed it up like this? What have you done? I heard that if you do 3 coats of the satin alone it will look a li