Picked up some Minwax (water based stain) at my local box store. I’m used to oil based as I have a lot of it. Can’t remember if I did it intentionally LOL! Have used it when I did my refurbishing of my office sofa. That was over a 4 ought steel wool rub down of the sofa frame pieces.
Working on my last two furniture pieces I’m refurbishing for the office. Will post the pieces per requests from fellow LJ’s
Keeping this topic narrowed to the stain, I’m wondering if any of you have used it? Did you use and apply according to directions?
In one place it says leave stain on 3 to 5 minutes before wiping, and in another place in directions it says “do not leave stain on for more than three minutes” Really?
Ok, to apply oil based stains I usually do a seal coat then work the stain.
In this case the directions do not ask for this step.
OK….. I sanded the top down on my little desk. It has alternating walnut and I’m guessing maple boards? But it was an opaque stained or painted top that had an even dark brown coat, but scratched, scraped and blotched. Now sanded to 220 grit. Looking to make the surface match the desk design; Art Deco features.
Want to even out the surface tone wise. Don’t understand use of light and dark woods . Maybe what was available, but not part of the design.
Looking for experienced advice! Thanks
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher