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#1 posted 05-18-2017 12:28 AM

You might be interested in this for blotch control. To control color (stain or dye) I prefer something with enough open time to saturate the surface well and then wipe off. OB stains usually have enough open time, and for wb I like Target WR4000 either with color or the base with Transtint (it has the added attraction of being an emulsified oil – oil look with the benefits of wb). Its difficult to cover large surfaces in 1application of stain and then wipe off. I prefer to start in one area a few ft square and work across the surface, then come back to blend as needed. Properly conditioning the surface (lots of testing) makes this easier than it sounds. Test both the solid wood and plywood – they usually dont look the same with the exact same process. Depending on color and intensity it can be difficult to get where you want to be with stain/dye application. I use toner coats, usually 1/2-3/4# shellac mixed with transtint, to blend the final color. Topcoats can be tinted if desired.

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