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07-05-2018 04:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stain sanding

I’m new here. Thought I’d ask how to get the color consistent without having to sand to the wood. The “blotching” was caused because the veneer was uneven when doing a light sanding to remove stain that dried before taking it all up.

Currently has a coat of wipe on poly over gel stain. I was thinking about trying to restain just the blotchy areas but don’t know how or even if that’s an appropriate method.


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#1 posted 07-05-2018 05:19 PM

Generally, a sanding sealer applied before staining or finishing helps with blotching. Since you have a coat of finish on already, you could try re-staining the entire piece.. It will likely darken things up and hide/blend the blotched areas. The one coat of finish will act as a sealer. I’ve used this approach on cherry when I stain it and things get blotchy.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 07-05-2018 05:30 PM



Generally, a sanding sealer applied before staining or finishing helps with blotching. Since you have a coat of finish on already, you could try re-staining the entire piece.. It will likely darken things up and hide/blend the blotched areas. The one coat of finish will act as a sealer. I ve used this approach on cherry when I stain it and things get blotchy.

- EarlS

Thanks. Should I do a “between finish coats” light sanding before next coat of stain?

I like the way the grain looks in the non blotchy areas. Is there a technique for feathering in stain only in the areas that were sanded through? Im using Minwax Dark Mahogany gel stain.

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