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Forum topic by Wood_smith posted 06-27-2011 07:48 PM 4559 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2011 07:48 PM

I’ve seen some posts on here about using glue sizing as a way to prevent pine end grain from absorbing too much stain. What I haven’t seen is the proportion of water to glue. I’m probably going to use white glue, as I don’t have any shellac, and don’t often stain my wood projects.

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 08:36 PM

I use wall joint compound for stain control on pine and fir. Add water to it to resemble milk. Wipe it on , let it dry, sand off. 2-3 times on the end grain but one is enough for the rest.

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 09:13 PM

I would buy the blotch control from Charles Neil – it is glue size + “other stuff” that prevents blotching without impacting the final color.

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