Does polyurethane glue take stain?

Q:

In issue 155, page 112, you talked about polyurethane glues. Once the foam dries and you chisel it off, does the glue prevent the wood from adsorbing stain?
—Tom Motzko , via WOOD Online

A:

Good question. To answer it, we edge-glued two boards using polyurethane glue, sanded the joint, and stained the glue-up with two applications of Varathane red oak. Both the seam and the surrounding wood colored identically. 

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