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Forum topic by Walt posted 05-26-2018 03:38 PM 322 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Walt

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05-26-2018 03:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: advice needed pine

I am aware that pine blotches. However I have always had good success with Minwax pre stain. I sanded my project to 220 grit. Wiped it down with a tac rag. Applied the pre stain waited 1/12 hours and brushed on amber shellac. When I new to to apply the second coat I noticed two light areas that did not have proper cover. Repeating the application will darker the pine to much. Is there any way to correct this with out sanding back to raw wood?

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com


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#1 posted 05-26-2018 04:32 PM

I don’t know of any, if sanding it down will even do it. One of the biggest drawbacks to using stains. Stain can turn a bland piece of wood into a showpiece sometimes, but you might have to spend more time than you want to get it all nice and even. I am not certain what causes the blotching in some woods. It seems like to me it might be an area where the woods natural oil is laying or soaked in for some reason….maybe try wiping the area with some MEK after it is sanded down to bare wood.

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#2 posted 05-26-2018 09:14 PM

Good news
I sanded back to raw wood brought it back to 220 grit used a disposable foam brush with amber shellac got perfect results with no light areas. Will photograph project when fully done

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 05-26-2018 09:44 PM

Glad to hear you got it resolved. What kind of pine, if I may ask??? We have a lot of long leaf pine, Loblolly and Virginia pine around here, but most people only want the Virginia pine. AKA short needle or bull pine. I have had the most trouble staining yellow pine, but to the best of my knowledge that type is not found around here.

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