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I am attempting to stain a pine crib white. (pine to preserve the bites and bangs of a special infant) So I need a safe white stain and protective coating product. I tried white wash pickling from minwax on a test piece and it's simply not white enough, even after 4 coats.
Wood Hardwood Natural material Comfort Plywood

I'll tell the complete story of the crib once I'm finished with the project and post it.

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CharlieM1958: I have thought it out overnight, and am going to do a better sample for the 'inspector" (aka Mrs T). I provided your suggestion and a sample (too white) She's usually not to hard to please, I think I may have given her a poor sample to begin with; offal from a curve cut.
Thanks for the tips gang. BTW Old Masters is not allowed in SoCal due to VOCs (paint store manager).

I make a more accurate sample with 4 coats of white wash, then did a couple coats of finish. I added the first coat right after the last stain to draw up some of the stain into the finish, then used clear following. That worked great to the delight of my wife.

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