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#1 posted 12-10-2011 10:01 AM

Jeff when staining pine I have always had the best luck using a 4 part system but sense you already use the pre stain we can adjust it to 5.

Step 1 pre stain (optional) I say optional in case anyone else wants to try this you already did this so go with it.

Step 2 use a normal stain this will color the wood and helps out later on. (this is usually my step one)

Step 3 use a good shellac on the project and let it cure.

Step 4 use the same color gel stain. gel stain is nice because you can control where you are leaving the color during the wiping off part thus evening out the blotching.

Step 5 clear coat with your top coat of choice.

I know this seems like a long process but in the end it renders very beautiful results.
Hope this helps I know it isn’t a simple solution someone may have a simpler solution but I finish lots of furniture and folks dont pay me for simple

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