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#1 posted 05-03-2012 03:23 PM

maple does tend to blotch, this can be reduced dramatically with any pre-stain conditioner, and if you’re going for a dark color, you may want to test on a few scrap pieces to make sure the wood will take your stain, cause sometimes maple won’t take certain types of stains….
Last time I did a stained maple job with a dark stain on maple I used gemini’s annyline dyes and lacquer wiping stain, turned out awesome, only, the guy never finished his floors so I don’t have pictures of that job yet….. a year later….

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