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#1 posted 05-17-2017 11:25 PM

I spray oil based stains regularly. Spray it on wet, and have an extra set of hands to wipe it off quickly. You will be amazed at how quickly you can cover inside corners and the various intricacies of any case piece.

Rodda, Varathane, and Cabot are all good brands.

Since it’s maple, you might consider a pre-stain conditioner made from 50/50 Zinssner Seal Coat and denatured alcohol. Thin it even more for a dark color. If you thin it too much, it won’t prevent all blotching.

Otherwise Transtint dyes are pretty good for maple.
Either way, test all steps on sample boards (including topcoat) before the real deal.

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