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Posted on Are there certain woods that stain well?

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#1 posted 05-07-2009 04:00 PM

Putting all the nonsense aside (guys there are plenty of political forums where this kind of exchange can go on) I have found that on woods that tend to be blotchy, maple being a good example, that a coat of a 1 lb cut of clear dewaxed shellac, sanded lightly before staining, takes care of the problem. Also if I am going to stain (which I rarely do anymore as I prefer to let the wood speak for itself) I use gel stains. I find they are easier to control and offer the best opportunity for not only blending when applying but using more than one color and blending when being applied.

Doug

-- Doug, Carrollton, TX. www.djswoodworks.com


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