Pre stain is totally different and will let paint/ stains soak into material. It's main purpose is to get an even color stain.I use Deft brand lacquer sanding sealer which I can get at Ace, Home Depot & Lowes usually. With a lacquer based sealer, you can top coat or spray any type product you like. Acrylic, enamel, poly, water base, etc. You just can't put lacquer over most other finishes. It is hotter and will usually react with them.