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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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Pine does not take stain well. Those darker parts simply do not hold the stain. What has worked for me is tinted water-borne varnish over a wash coat of shellac.

You can apply two coats of tinted varnish, then carry on with clear if you want more coats.
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