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Old 05-21-2014, 06:55 PM   #31
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You need to learn a bit more about staining---the conditioner blocks the absorption of the stain,leaving you with a light color---more than one application of stain is fruitless--you want the color IN the wood--not on it.

Next time--skip the stain conditioner---if you are working on birch or other wood that blotches--wipe on some mineral spirits moments before you stain---that helps with the blotching---

If the sample does not look dark enough for you--mix or buy a darker stain.---one coat---that's it.

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:39 AM   #32
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You need to learn a bit more about staining---the conditioner blocks the absorption of the stain,leaving you with a light color---more than one application of stain is fruitless--you want the color IN the wood--not on it.

Next time--skip the stain conditioner---if you are working on birch or other wood that blotches--wipe on some mineral spirits moments before you stain---that helps with the blotching---

If the sample does not look dark enough for you--mix or buy a darker stain.---one coat---that's it.

That's is exactly. Veneer like that piece is made of will not absorb very much stain at all. The pre stain likely took up most of the 'room' in the wood grain and the stain could not penetrate.

It can be difficult to get deep rich colors like that with wiping stains. Furniture finishers often use sprayed toners to achieve uniform dark stained colors like that.
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Don't use POLYSHADE it is CRAP!!! Why do they still sell that CRAP
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Don't use POLYSHADE it is CRAP!!! Why do they still sell that CRAP
You must have had a very bad experience with that glop.

Finishing is a long learning curve---and you learned the hard way that Polyshades is a fast way to spoil a project.

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Don't use POLYSHADE it is CRAP!!! Why do they still sell that CRAP
I take it that you had a bad experience with Polyshades? I have refused to sell that product for over 25 years. Perhaps you could share your experience with the rest on the Diychatroom participants. Maybe that would help alleviate some of your angst.

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