For the last month or so I have been experimenting with different ways to finish our douglas fir woodwork. It had been stripped and stained. Fir stains very blotchy.
I tried : pre-stain conditioner…. shellac…. gel stain… It all turned out blotchy.Final solution.
- Apply a washcoat of mineral spirits and boiled linseed oil.
- Apply gel stain while washcoat is still wet.
- Wipe with clean rag
Lots of wood to stain..
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